2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Pros: Aggressive pricing; includes home installation of Level-2 charging capability

Cons: Semi-autonomous hands-free driver-assistance system is only offered on larger Bolt EUV

CG Says: Chevrolet for 2022 introduces a heavily revamped version of its Bolt EV electric vehicle, with fresh styling, new features, and an aggressive price cut. The Bolt EV also gets a slightly larger, SUV-like sibling named Bolt EUV (see separate report). Like the previous Bolt EV, the ’22 model has a 200-hp electric motor with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive isn’t offered. A 65 kWh lithium-ion battery provides power, and it gives the Bolt EV an EPA-estimated driving range of 259 miles. Standard DC fast-charging capability allows a 100-mile range from a 30-minute charge. A Dual Level Charge Cord is standard; it has a changeable plug for a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet or a 240-volt outlet. Also included is home installation of Level-2 charging capability for eligible buyers/leasers, through a partnership with EV home-charging company Qmerit. On the flipside, General Motors vehicles are no longer eligible for the $7500 federal EV tax credit.

Front seat occupants in the Bolt EV get a standard digital gauge display and a 10.2-inch touchscreen. Accessible through the touchscreen are an assortment of infotainment features, including 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, and wireless charging. Complementing these are safety tech features such as standard rearview-mirror camera display and 360-degree surround-view monitor. Also standard is a new driver-selectable one-pedal driving mode that allows the driver to use only the accelerator pedal to speed up, slow down, or come to a complete stop. Chevrolet isn’t reinventing the electric vehicle with the ‘22 Bolt EV; it’s a revamp, not a ground-up redesign. However, the new Bolt EV is priced some $5000 less than the previous model. That, coupled with its pleasing design and appealing features, should make it a compelling option for many new electric-vehicle shoppers.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 1LT: $31,995
2LT: $35,195

Base Engine
electric motor
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
single speed
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (MPGe)
131
EPA Hwy Range (MPGe)
109

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 5
100%

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