Overview of The new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Not only does the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV look more exciting inside and out of the redesigned electric hatchback, of It also has enhanced features and a cheaper asking price More about All Electric 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
While the most notable changes are its futuristic sheet metal and newly renovated cabin, it’s still powered by a front-drive-only powertrain Provides near-instant acceleration. Chevrolet estimates the 2022 Bolt EV will travel 259 miles on a full charge. That gives it a slight edge over the excellent Hyundai Kona Electric, but it’s still well below the Tesla Model 3.
However, the affordability of the new Bolt is huge The interior and satisfying driving dynamics should be strong selling points. Those wanting a more SUV-like model with more back-seat space and Super Cruise hands-free driving will be tempted by the all-new 2022 Bolt EUV.
What’s New for 2022?
The 2022 Bolt EV gets a complete redesign, including updated exterior and interior styling. While it has the same electrical and mechanical components as the hatchback’s predecessor, it adds a new dual-layer charging cable and increased Level 2 (240-volt) maximum charging ability.
Perhaps most notably, the new and improved Bolt EV starts at $5,500 less than the previous model with an asking price of $37,495.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Chevrolet announced base prices for the 2022 Bolt EV are significantly lower than last year, but so far it hasn’t revealed pricing for individual options or higher trim levels.
We expect full pricing details to be announced before going on sale this summer at which point we’ll be able to Which one is recommended to buy.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
While we didn’t drive the 2022 Bolt EV, its powertrain and chassis are identical to the older model we piloted. Its electric motor still makes 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque exclusively to the front wheels.
This setting provides an instantaneous response to accelerator input and Plenty of low-end torque to get you off the wire when the light turns green. Reactions are less immediate on the highway but the new electric Chevy should still make passing and merging on the highway a breeze.
We expect it to once again offer a smooth ride and plenty of Power – and pleasant driving manners to challenge any negative prejudices you might have about electric vehicles. There’s also a one-pedal driving mode (activated via a button on the center console) that adds regenerative braking to your It is rarely necessary to use the brakes to slow down.
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2022 Bolt EV Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Chevrolet estimates the 2022 model will get 259 miles on a full charge. That matches the EPA rating from the previous model year and is competitive with other similarly priced EVs like the Hyundai Kona Electric. Tesla Model 3 Long Range bike can go 353 miles The cost of charging it is much higher.
By 2022 the Bolt EV is now available with dual-level charging cables that plug into both Level 1 (120-volt) and Level 2 (240-volt) outlets which Chevrolet says will eliminate the need for many owners to buy separate home chargers. Maximum grade of bolts 2 Charging speed has also been increased to 11 kW allowing the battery to be fully charged in 7 hours. The electric hatchback can still use DC fast charging adding about 100 miles of range every 30 minutes via a Level 3 connection.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe 2022 Bolt EV
The 2022 Bolt EV has an EPA combined rating of 120 MPGe. The last Bolt EV we reviewed achieved 102 MPGe in our real-world testing which equates to 180 miles of highway range. If you stick to lower speeds around town you can expect to see significantly better range.
In fact in an unorthodox In our mileage test in Death Valley California we were able to beat the EPA’s real-world estimate of 259 miles. For more information on Bolt EV efficiency visit the EPA website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet spruced up the Bolt EV’s cabin with a more upscale design which the company says includes better materials and softer-touch surfaces than before. The steering wheel now has a flat bottom the driver faces a new 8.0-inch fully digital instrument cluster the old electronic shifter is In its place is a set of pull switches and buttons. While the updated Bolt EV has the same passenger space as before including a rear seat big enough for two adults it does have a redesigned front seat that is said to be more comfortable. The hatchback’s rear cargo space remains Dimensions are 17 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 57 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded flat.
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Infotainment and Connectivity of Chevrolet Bolt EV
Every Bolt EV comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with popular standard features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless smartphone charging are also available. Complementary touch controls are physical knobs for volume and adjustments and shortcut buttons for the home screen. Chevrolet’s infotainment system allows for over-the-air updates and includes built-in apps compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Spotify music streaming services.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2022 Bolt EV has a range of standard and optional driver-assistance technologies. In addition to standard automatic high beams and forward pedestrian detection the hatchback can be equipped with a 360-degree camera system and rear cross-traffic alert. More about Bolt EV Crash test results are available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key security features include:
- Standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking
- Standard Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage of Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet offers standard coverage limits for the Bolt’s electric powertrain components. It also includes first maintenance visits but overall coverage isn’t anywhere near modern.
Limited warranty for three years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty is eight years or 10,000 miles
Free maintenance includes one scheduled visit