People called it cool, cute, quick. The most talked-about feature was the 10.2-inch touch screen, the most divisive the plastic black-on-white dashboard design.
But the comments that best summed up reactions to the evolutionary Chevy Bolt EV came from very different sources: an 11-year-old boy and a 75-year-old retiree.
"Global warming won't be such an issue if people drive these," the boy said.
"This is the car of the future right now," his grandfather said, separately. Then he floored it.
In this everyone agreed: The Bolt is fun to drive. It is also the most significant car on the market right now.
There are no gear shifts to interrupt...