With all of the recent EV news coming at us, we thought it prudent to take another look at a true game changer, and see what’s new with the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
The Bolt EV arrived for 2017; and was of course the first EV to have a 200-mile range and cost less than $30,000. And while many EVs since then have crossed the 200-mile threshold, few have been able to do it for such a low price.
2020 saw big updates with more standard features, new colors, higher definition cameras, and even an almost 10% increase in range from 238 miles to 259.
’21 models had no significant changes other than adding DC Fast Charging as standard equipment with Premier trim, but our recent Quick Spin in it reminded us why we loved it so much in the first place; it’s roomy, practical, highly functional, easy to drive, and even a little fun.
Which brings us to 2022. Not only is there a new Bolt EV on the way this summer, but it will be joined by a Bolt EUV, Chevrolet’s first fully-electric utility.
Bringing more space and practicality into the mix, the Bolt EUV will have a range of up to 250–miles according to GM, but sadly, no all-wheel-drive.
It has its own unique body work, is more than 6-inches longer with 3-inches of added rear seat legroom, and will be the first Chevrolet to get Cadillac’s Super Cruise Driver Assistance.
As the previous sub-$30,000 price was made possible by Federal tax credits which are no longer available for the 2021 Bolt EV; technically, the base price has not changed at $37,495 for a base LT; but most buyers will qualify for a healthy dose of incentives from GM to keep the price about what it was before.
As for the 2022s...well, we’ll have much more info on them, as well as plenty more Quick Spins...soon!