Chevy Throws In A Charger With Its Nifty, Affordable 2022 Bolt EUV and New Bolt EV.
Chevrolet sets a new mark — harking back to the iconic EV-1 in the 1990s when GM introduced the first real mass-market car. Now, Chevy introduces the new, all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV, along with the all-new 2022 Bolt EV. And both come with a free EV charger — installed!
The unsinkable Bolt! Since its market introduction in 2017, global sales of the Bolt EV have topped 100,000 — garnering along the way some of the best satisfaction and loyalty ratings in the industry. Fact: 70% of Bolt EV buyers are new to GM.
Chevrolet will include 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 right where they want it — at home — and with the new available Dual Level Charge Cord, a standalone charging station is not required.
“We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “Together, they enable mainstream customers to be part of our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
“The new Bolt EUV is the best of the Bolt EV packaged in an SUV-like vehicle with more technology and features, giving customers more choices and reasons to switch to electric,” said Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet. “This is an opportunity for Chevy to capitalize on the success we’ve built with the Bolt EV and bring new customers into the Chevy family.”
Chevrolet is also making charging more convenient with a new Dual Level Charge Cord, which, for many customers, will eliminate the need to purchase a separate charger for their home. It has a changeable plug that allows the customer 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. The new Dual Level Charge Cord is standard with Bolt EUV and is available for Bolt EV. For maximum Level 2 charging speed, both vehicles are now capable of 11 kW Level 2 charging, but separate charging equipment (it’s not included) will be required.
For public charging, General Motors is providing customers with convenient and expanded access. GM and EVgo, 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.
Affordable Price Tags
The starting price for both vehicles is less than the 2021 Bolt EV. The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995 (including destination freight charge), and the 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,995 (including DFC), before any available state, local or utility incentives. Both will be available this summer.
“We’ve lowered Bolt EV’s base price by more than $5,000 from the 2021 model, proving our commitment to make EVs attainable for everyone,” added Hill.
“The new Bolt EUV and Bolt EV build on our bold and athletic Chevrolet SUV design themes, but are executed in a uniquely electric way,” said Phil Zak, executive design director, Chevrolet. “These two designs feature excellent proportions and tech-focused interiors, with more premium materials, which are key to our growing EV portfolio.”
Inside, both vehicles feature new instrument panels, vehicle controls and seats, with a 10.2-inch-diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and integrated climate controls common to both for clean, intuitive interfaces — featuring real-time displays with more details available on its 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable color gauge cluster.
We love the space! The all-new Bolt EUV expands on the Bolt EV’s already roomy cabin, with 3 inches of additional rear legroom. Heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats are available, along with a panoramic power sunroof for Bolt EUV.
The 2022 Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet offered with Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology for enabled roads. It can be used on more than 200,000 miles of enabled roads in the U.S. and Canada.
Super Cruise employs many advanced technology features, including a Driver Attention System and precision LiDAR map data. The Driver Attention System uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column and works with infrared lights to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise is in operation.
Chevy Safety Assist is standard on both Bolt EUV and Bolt EV and includes safety and advanced driver assistance technologies, such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam and Front Pedestrian Braking.
The Bolt EUV and Bolt EV include new wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection capability, as well as wireless phone charging that is standard on Bolt EUV and available on Bolt EV, and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Powering the Bolt EUV and Bolt EV is the proven battery technology that helped make the Bolt EV the industry’s first affordable long-range electric vehicle. The advanced 65 kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery pack helps the Bolt EV deliver up to a GM-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge. With the slightly larger Bolt EUV, the GM-estimated range on a full charge is 250 miles.