Current EV


Chevrolet Bolt 2022

Pure Electric

EV=259mi
Range

Seats 5

30.3ft3 Cargo

L=163
W=70
H=63

65kWh Battery

Chevrolet has comprehensively redesigned the Bolt EV for 2022, both inside and outside. The re-imagined all-electric hatchback represents a highly successful start for GM’s ambitious plan to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025. The automaker wants to become carbon neutral by 2040. Chevrolet’s 1st pure battery-electric vehicle has racked up more than 112,000 global sales since its launch in late 2016. The car is built on GM’s EV-specific BEV2 platform, also used on the 2022 Bolt EUV. Both the EV and EUV are 5+5s: 5 doors and 5 passengers.

Bolt’s awards and recognitions have been numerous. They include:
• 2016 Time Magazine’s list of Best Inventions of 2016
• 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year
• 2017 North American Car of the Year 
• 2017 AutoGuide.com Reader's Choice Green Car of the Year
• 2017 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards Car of the Year
• 2017 Green Car of the Year, awarded by the Green Car Journal

The EV has been given enhanced features and a much lower price. It comes in two trims: 1LT (MSRP: $31,995) and 2LT (MSRP: $35,195). These prices are $5,500 less than last year’s models, which started around $37,500. Both models use Front-Wheel Drive powertrains that deliver instant acceleration; one of the characteristics which has made this car so popular. The EV hits 60mph in 6.3 seconds.

Bolt’s fuel economy is excellent at 131/109/120 MPGe for city/highway/combined. The EPA estimates you’ll save $6,000 in fuel costs over 5 years by driving a Bolt, compared to driving a comparable gas car. This is one of the highest fuel economy ratings projected by the Environmental Protection Agency.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=43955

The 2022 Bolt’s EPA-estimated 259 miles of range falls short of the Tesla Model 3 (263 miles) but beats the Hyundai Kona EV by one mile. Bolt’s base model MSRP ($31,995) beats both cars (Tesla Model 3: $35,990 / Kona EV: $34,000). The roomy, refreshed cabin, futuristic styling and excellent driving dynamics of the 2022 model make it a standout for customers considering EV adoption at an affordable price.

Concerning Bolt customer demographics, Chevrolet says: “Most importantly, 70% of Bolt EV buyers are new to the Chevrolet brand, which has given Chevy newfound tech credentials among the electric vehicle audience. Additionally, 33% of Bolt EV owners did not own an alternative-fuel vehicle before purchasing the electric car. One-third of buyers traded in a gasoline-powered car for their Bolt as well.” According to an Ipsos study,* customers interested in Bolts are almost evenly split between males (52%) and females (48%). 38% of interested customers are Millennials.

The EV uses a one-pedal-driving mode which can be activated via a button on the center console. The EV’s Regenerative Braking on demand captures otherwise lost energy, even without using the brake pedal, sending the energy to the battery pack. The electrified hatchback is still available with DC fast charging that can add about 100 miles of range every 30 minutes with a Level 3 connection.

The car’s Interior Permanent Magnet electric motor is integrated with a single-speed transmission and differential, to form a single modular drive unit that connects directly to the front axles. Despite its tall hatchback design, the car’s under-floor mounting ot its battery pack creates a low center of gravity, which allows surprisingly stable handing during cornering. Bolt’s kammback/hatchback low-drag body design, combined with sweeping curves that lead to an abrupt back end create an excellent drag coefficient of Cd=0.308.

Chevy has provided the 2022 Bolt with a more upscale design in its cabin which uses better materials than before, revamped seats and more soft-touch surfaces. The steering wheel now comes with a flat-bottom. A newly-designed 8.0-inch fully digital gauge cluster faces the driver. The steering wheel’s electronic shifter has been replaced by a new set of pull toggles and push buttons. The updated Bolt EV still has the same second row space for passengers, as well as redesigned front seats which reviewers say are more comfortable in this model. The hatchback's rear cargo space still provides 17 cubic feet in back of the the rear seats and 57 cubic feet after setbacks are folded flat.

Bolt’s design updates include a new, more upright front fascia and new front and rear lighting signatures — including the signature high-eye daytime running lights in front.

Says Forbes.com reviewer Jason Fogelson: “Chevy has made a nice improvement in the overall look and feel of the interior. New textures and details have been added, like visible stitching on the layered dash, and a pattern on the dash inserts matching the triangular geometric pattern of the seat coverings. It’s a nice, comfortable cabin – not luxurious, but not stripped-down, either. The layout is clear, simple and uncomplicated, with a 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen at the top of the center stack for infotainment, and a logical array of buttons and controls below. A new electronic gear selector in the center console engages pull toggles and push buttons in a way that’s intuitive to understand and use. I felt comfortable with the operation right away.”

Standard Safety features on Bolt: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam.

All 2022 Bolts feature a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone charging are available. Complementing the touch controls are physical knobs for volume and tuning as well as a home screen shortcut button. Bolt’s infotainment system gets over-the-air updates and includes built-in apps compatible with Amazon Alexa and Spotify music streaming services. Additional available apps include Spotify and The Weather Channel.

With the Chevrolet EV Access package, customers can remotely view their current charging status and battery charge level, customize their charge settings and set up charge notifications via the myChevrolet Mobile App. The Energy feature within the myChevrolet Mobile App can help plan road trips by locating charging stations — including real-time availability — and start a charge session with participating charging networks.

Here’s a perk you weren’t expecting: Chevrolet says it will cover installation of Level 2 charging capability for eligible customers who lease or buy a 2022 Bolt EV or 2022 Bolt EUV. Chevrolet will cover the cost – up to $1,000 – to have a Merit electrician bring a charger to your home or business and install it. With a 240-Volt Level 2 charger Bolt gets fully recharged in about 7 hours.

Autoblog.com’s reviewer John Belts Snyder says: “If you're looking for a low-priced electric car, considering one of the Bolts is a must.” 

Says Andrew McCredie, reviewer for driving.ca.com: “Longer range, a lower price tag and vastly improved front seats make this redesigned subcompact EV a world beater.”

•https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/2017-04/ipsos-marketing-target-market-electric-vehicles.PD__0.pdf


WRITTEN AUGUST 2021

Specs

Performance:

  • Electronic Precision Shift with One Pedal Driving mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Lithium-Ion Propulsion Battery: Rechargeable Energy Storage System, includes liquid thermal management system with automatic activation
  • Electric range on full charge: EPA-estimated 259 miles
  • 200 hp (150 kW) of motoring power, 266 lb-ft (360 N-m) of motoring torque
  • 0-60 in 7.0 seconds
  • Changeable attachment plugs for 120-volt (Level 1) and 240-volt (Level 2) charging capability
  • Plug into a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet for Level 1 charging or change ends to plug into a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 outlet and charge at up to 7.7kW Level 2 charging
  • About 4 miles of range per hour of charge for Level 1 charging
  • About 25 miles of range per hour of charge for Level 2 charging
  • DC Fast Charging capability
  • Electronic parking brake
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • 11.5 kW capable onboard charging module
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control
  • Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle
  • 8 Years / 100,000 Miles Battery and Electric Components Coverage /Available Courtesy Transportation
  • 1 Year / 1 Visit – 1 Scheduled Maintenance Visit
  • 3 Years / 36,000 Miles – Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • 5 Years / 60,000 Miles – Roadside Assistance Program

Interior:

  • Keyless start, push-button
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cabin air filter
  • 10 airbags
  • Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for all outboard seating positions
  • Head-curtain airbags for all rows in outboard seating positions
  • Includes Passenger Sensing System which automatically switches the front passenger seat frontal airbag and knee airbag on or off and illuminates a status light that indicates whether the airbags are on or off
  • 12V power outlet – front of center console
  • Rear center armrest
  • 2-way power lumbar driver seat controls
  • Power door locks
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Aluminum sill plates
  • Rear child security door locks
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • 8-way power driver seat
  • Bose premium 7-speaker audio system
  • Ambient door lighting
  • Cargo storage for charging cord
  • Charging only USB ports – 2 – on rear of center console
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with 10.2" diagonal HD color touch-screen: Multi-touch display and AM/FM stereo
  • Bluetooth1 audio streaming for music and select phones with two active devices, Wireless Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phones, Wireless Android Auto capability for compatible phones, Cloud4 connected personalization for select infotainment and vehicle settings, In vehicle apps capable, Voice recognition and pass-through of voice commands to compatible phones, SiriusXM with 360L trial subscription
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto capability for compatible phones
  • Wireless charging device
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Ambient instrument panel lighting
  • Manual tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Automatic heated steering wheel / steering wheel mounted controls
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • HD Surround Vision includes HD Rear Camera
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats / Heated rear seats
  • Driver and front passenger visors with illuminated mirrors
  • Dark Ash Gray/Sky Cool Gray, Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle
  • Driver Information Center: 8" diagonal enhanced multi-color configurable graphic display - View Battery status, Efficiency, and a selection of driver information screens, Choose from 2 visual themes: Modern and Enhanced, Confidence gauge for remaining EV range and a digital speed readout
  • OnStar & Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Rear Camera Mirror
  • Rear cargo cover
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Remote Start
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Assist
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Seat belts, 3-point driver and front passenger
  • Seat trim, Perforated leather-appointed
  • Sport Mode: 2 drive modes consisting of Normal and Sport, Normal mode is for most everyday driving situations, Sport mode gives the accelerator pedal quicker response and enhances steering feel
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Efficiency Display

Exterior:

  • Illuminated charge port
  • Recovery hook, front, Recovery hook, front
  • Signature LED daytime running lamps with sequential turn signals
  • Body-color door handles with chrome strip
  • Solar-absorbing glass
  • Body-color accented heated power outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
  • LED headlamps and tail lamps
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Gloss Black window surround moldings
  • Lock control, liftgate, power remote lock/unlock
  • Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires with Selfseal technology (P215/50R17)
  • 17" Machined-face aluminum wheels with carbon flash painted pockets
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