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A 2022 freshening of the Bolt aims to improve the controls and seat comfort and brings a version called EUV that's slightly larger. The 200-hp electric motor, that drives the front wheels used in the current Bolt EV, carries over.
The Bolt EV can travel 259 miles on a fully charged battery, as estimated by Chevrolet. It will come with a charging cable that can handle both Level 1 and Level 2 charging. DC fast charging capability is also standard, and Chevrolet says 30 minutes of DC charging will add 100 miles of range. The interior is all-new, and features more soft touch materials for a more upscale feel. The instrument panel is also new. Active safety features including FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist with lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and a following distance indicator will come standard. Rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control are optional.
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2021
The Bolt is a relatively affordable electric vehicle to have a robust driving range. This small hatchback is built around a 66-kilowatt-hour battery pack that sits under the car's floor and contributes to the car's planted feel despite its tall stance.
With 200 electrified horses on tap, the Bolt accelerates with gusto. A full charge takes 10 hours on a 240-volt connector, but with a rated 259-mile range, owners should rarely have to fully charge the Bolt. The Bolt is very quiet, but the ride is choppy. Controls, including the unintuitive gear selector, take some getting used to. The driver's seat is short on lower back support, and interior quality is on the cheap side. FCW, city-speed AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and rear cross traffic warning are all optional. A freshened and improved 2022 model comes this summer.
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2017-2020
2017 Redesign Year
The Bolt is a game changer since it’s the first relatively affordable EV to have a robust driving range. This small hatchback is built around a large 60-kWh battery pack that sits under the car’s floor and contributes to the car’s planted feel despite its tall stance.
With 200 electrified horses on tap, the Bolt accelerates with gusto. A full charge can take 9 hours on a 240-volt connector but with a 250 mile range according to our measurement, you rarely have to do it. The battery gains about 25 mile of range per hour of charging through a 240V connector. The Bolt is very quiet but the ride can get choppy. Controls take some getting used to including the unintuitive shifter. The driver’s seat is short on lower-back support and interior quality is on the cheap side.
$24,775 - $27,075
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