The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV – the future reimagined
Chevrolet's first-ever all-electric vehicle, the Bolt EV is now in its fifth year in production, ready to enter its sixth with a new look and tons of upgrades.
One of the most affordable electric hatchbacks on the market just got a new body for next year’s model year. Modern and almost futuristic-looking, the Bolt EV also had its interior revamped with more comfortable seating up front and upgraded tech.
But before we get into the details, let’s first talk a little bit about its engine. How much power does it have, and more importantly, what’s the expected maximum range with a fully charged battery?
Located beneath the car to help maximize passenger and cargo space inside, sits a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that powers an electric motor capable of producing 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque – enormous figures for a car it’s size and miles ahead of anything gas-powered that’s currently on the market.
As far as maximum range goes, the EPA puts the Bolt EV at an impressive 259 miles when fully charged, something that will take 9 hours to do from a regular 120- or 240-volt outlet. That can be cut to 7 hours with a level 2 home charging station, something GM will pay for in full for certain customers. And, if you want to “refuel” on the go, a fast-charging station will add 95 miles to your range in about 30 minutes or so.
Inside, the Bolt EV revolves around a massive 10.2-inch color touch that will help drivers control the brand-new, highly responsive, and user-friendly Chevy Infotainment 3 interface. New, more comfortable front seats have been added to the 2022 Bolt EV following buyer feedback. In the back, there's plenty of cargo space with 16.6 cubic feet available behind the second row and 57 behind the first.
In terms of safety, the Bolt EV comes with some of the most coveted active safety tech on the market such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. The 2022 Bolt EV has yet to be tested by the NHTSA but with its multitude of high-tech safety tech, we expect nothing short of 5 stars out of 5.
Optional features include a wireless charging pad, integrated navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you want to see how the Bolt EV has evolved and test one of the best and most affordable electric vehicles on the market, visit us here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut where our dedicated sales team can answer all your questions and arrange for you to take the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV out for a test drive.