Chevrolet expands its electric car range with the new all-electric Bolt EUV

The US carmaker also updates its hugely popular Bolt EV electric car at the same time

By
Ian Osborne
February 15, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Chevrolet, who are a division of General Motors, have just expanded their electric car portfolio with the introduction of the new all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV electric utility vehicle. This new zero-emission car sits alongside the 2022 Bolt EV electric vehicle that has just been given a redesign after four years.

The new Bolt EUV is distinguished by unique exterior designs, including a sports utility vehicle-like styling and is propelled by proven technology. Both the Bolt EUV and Bolt EVA are part of General Motors’ plan to launch 30 new electric cars and vehicles globally by 2025.

The Bolt EUV will also be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer Super Cruise. This is the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for enabled roads. This can be used on more than 200,000 miles (320,000 km) of enabled roads in the US and Canada.

Mark Reuss, GM president, said: “We want to put everyone in an electric vehicle and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so. Together, they enable mainstream customers to be part of our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

The redesigned Bolt EV features an advanced 65kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers a range of up to 259 miles of range (416 km) on a full charge. This is a slightly longer range than the highly successful original Bolt EV which offered up to 238 miles (383km). The slightly larger Bolt EUV will have a range of up to 250 miles (402 km). In just 30 minutes the Bolt EV can add up to 100 miles (160km) of range, while the larger Bolt EUV can add 95 miles (152 km).

Chevrolet is making charging more convenient with a new Dual Level Charge Cord. This will eliminate the need to purchase a separate charger for home use. It has a changeable plug that allows the users to plug into a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet for Level 1 charging, and a 240-volt outlet for Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kilowatts. This charge cord is also available for the Bolt EV.

For maximum Level 2 charging speed, both vehicles are now capable of 11kW Level 2 charging, but separate charging equipment (not included) is required. Chevrolet will cover standard installation of Level 2 charging capability for eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV, helping even more people experience how easy it is to live electric. In collaboration with Qmerit, the offer gives customers access to faster charging at home.

For on the move charging General Motors and EVgo will offer Bolt drivers access to the nation’s largest public fast-charging network, are collaborating to triple the number of fast chargers, with the addition of more than 2,700 chargers around the country by the end of 2025. Chevrolet customers also have location access to more than 80,000 chargers in North America through the Energy feature within their myChevrolet app.

Impressively, Chevrolet will be offering both vehicles with a starting price that is less than the 2021 Bolt EV. Hopefully, this will make these two zero-emission cars available to a wider audience. The 2022 Bolt EUV starts at $33,995 (£24,458/€28,000), while the 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,995 (£23,022/€26,357). Both of these will all be available in the US this summer.

A limited-production Launch Edition of the Bolt EUV is also available for order now. This will come with the Super Cruise1 driver assistance feature, sunroof, unique wheels, special badging and an illuminated charge port for $43,495 (£31,292/€35,843).

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