Chevrolet announced the launch of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV in March 2021. And, this dream car is going to be available by the May of 2022 by rendering extra features and rectifying all the scantiness in the standard one, Bolt EV. Bolt EUV is the first car of Chevrolet to be available with an optional upgrade, Super Cruise by associated with the Cadillac. Hyundai Kona Electric, Nissan Leaf, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and Kia Niro Ev are considered as the competitors of Chevrolet Bolt EUV.
Exterior Of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
This compact 5 door hatchback looks similar to the regular Bolt EV, but the chiseled grille and the front end design give it a signature look that displays it as a BEV. It has a larger size than the standard one and Bolt EUV even rectified the congested rear-seat space in Bolt EV as the modified one stretches up to 6.2 inches longer, 0.2 inches taller, and wider also, the wheelbase is stretched by 3 inches. Still, it looks compact due to the short front and bulged rear side. It has an SUV-like appearance owed by the side rails on the roof, also the slanted crease lines appear like the car is still in motion. The LED lights at front and rear, sunlight absorbing glass, LED DRLs, optional panoramic sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, headlight strips are the other hand some elements. It comes in different colors like Cherry Red Tint Coat, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Bright Blue Metallic, Silver Flare Metallic.
Interior Of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The interior has gotten a real improvement from the Bolt EV by highlighting with the materials that aren’t cheap also possesses a standard look and quality. The old, springy seats are dislodged and the brand new ones are power-operated and render extra comfy. The triangular shapes in the premier seats look great and the seat structure is very supportive for monotonous long drives. The front headroom is the same as that of Bolt EUV, whereas the back seat is spacious. The wheelbase has stretched enough to get plenty of legroom and comfort for the passengers in the rear seats.
The steering wheel is very light and flat bottomed with Regen on Demand technology that allows one-pedal driving. Thus the vehicle can be slowed down to a halt without using the braking pedal. The dashboard is featured with layers, colors, and frameworks tinted with Trim Black Gloss Black. In general, the betterment of seats, elongated rear-seat room, and added infotainment options are the highlighting elements in the inner cabin.
Cargo Capacity Of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
It offers a storage space of 16.6 cubic feet which is better than its competitors like Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf. The center console’s cupholder is not large enough to occupy stuff but the door pocket filled in this need. A small tray below the USB ports can be doubled up like the wireless charging pad for extra capacity and the space under the center armrest also helps much. If the 16.6 cubic feet storage is limited for you, then you can get a cargo capacity of 56.9 cubic feet by folding up the seats. Surprisingly, this figure is the same as the cargo space of 57 cubic feet found in Bolt EV.
Features Of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
This stellar electric car is remarkable due to its seamless cruise and interior occupied with the latest technical elements. It enables automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and lane departure alert. On the other hand, the Super Cruise gets hand-free uncontrolled driving technology in which the visible and audible warnings will inform the driver to take control of the car.
The safety is upheld by a drive monitoring camera and Chevrolet Teen Driver suite. The Premier trim level is characterized by rear parking sensors, rearview camera mirror, 360 degrees surround-view camera system, and blind-spot monitoring. The driver-assist features include rear cross-traffic alert, 4G WI-FI hotspot, wireless smartphone charging provision, a pair of USB ports – USB A and USB B, etc.
The dashboard holds a 10.2-inch touchscreen that supports the Chevrolet infotainment three-plus system and gets an easy and responsive function. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can also function on it. The second 8-inch display at the gauge cluster renders all the information about the car and details to know about.
Engine And Performance Of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is mechanized by a single electric motor of 150 Kilowatt. This permanent magnet electric motor mounted on the front axle enables a spirited driveline and front-wheel drive. Thus, it sends an output of 200hp and also 266 pound-feet torque. The excellent regenerative braking system and new push-button shifter make the drive easy and active. On a single charge itself, it can run up to 247 miles, but this can vary according to the driving style.
Both the Premier trim and the LT trim possess the same AC synchronous electric motor. Besides, the Super Cruise sets up hands-free driving technology by holding the vehicle in its lane and enabling freeway driving. One pedal drive mode without touching the brake pedal provides enough drag and also allows to use of the regenerative braking system.
Battery, Range, And Charging Of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The motor draws electricity from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack of capacity 65kWh that is placed low in the base frame of the car. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates a range of 125 MPGe in cities and also marked 104 MPGe on highways. As the car weighs 90 pounds heavier than the Bolt EV, the peak range will also get reduced from 289 to 247.
The Dual-Level Charge Cord that’s a standard amenity that allows the user to plug into a regular three socket pin 120V Level 1 charger and 240V Level 2 charger those charge at a rate of 7.2kWh. The 120- Volt home charger will take more and more hours and it can only offer 4 miles of range with a one hour of charge. On the other hand, the 240 Volt DC rapid charger gives 100 miles of range with 30 minutes of charge and it is highly recommendable for long drives.
Price of Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The powerful Chevrolet Bolt EUV will be on sale by this year’s summer and the company has released the price range. The cost will vary according to each trim level. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of the standard model of Bolt EUV is $33,000 and the destination wage adds up an extra $995. The premier version asks about $38,495 due to an extra feature of Super Cruise. There’s an additional Launch edition package that offers all options like Super Cruise control, panoramic sunroof, illuminated charging port, and unique alloy wheels at a cost of $5430. The LT users can also get an adaptive cruise control by paying $495.