Chevy Debuts Bolt Electric SUV


2022 Chevy Bolt EUV
2022 Chevy Bolt EUV. Credit: Chevrolet.

Meet Chevy’s newest all-electric vehicle, the Bolt EUV -- the first Chevy to offer GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assist technology. As you’d probably guess, the electric crossover is based on the Bolt EV, which has been redesigned for 2022. Both models, part of GM’s plan to launch 30 new vehicles globally by 2025, will be available this summer. You can reserve a special launch edition of the 2022 Bolt EUV now on Chevrolet’s website.

“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 Bolt EV was introduced in 2017. GM says since then, global sales have topped 100,000, generating some of the best satisfaction and loyalty ratings in the industry. GM reports that three-quarters of U.S. Bolt EV buyers are new to the brand.

“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.”.

Charging

There are some charging updates as well. A new Dual Level Charge Cord, which will eliminate the need to purchase a separate charger for their home for many customers. A changeable plug 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. It’s standard with the Bolt EUV and 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 (not included) is required.

chevy bolt EUV super cruise
The 2022 Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for enabled roads. Credit: Chevrolet.

Chevy also says it will cover standard installation of Level 2 charging capability for eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV. 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.

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.

Chevrolet customers also have location access to more than 80,000 chargers in North America through the Energy feature within their myChevrolet app.

Design

The new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV share an architecture, but their designs are unique. The EUV is approximately 6 inches longer and GM says the two models don’t share any exterior sheet metal.

“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.”

As you’d imagine, the Bolt EUV has a roomier interior than the compact Bolt EV. It’s front-end features a sculpted grille and signature lighting, including standard LED headlamps and Chevy’s brand-specific, high-eye daytime running lamps, which double as sequential turn-signal indicators.

Chevy SUV styling cues on the EUV include standard roof rails and a center crease line that runs from the front fascia through the hood and seamless horizontal body lines. The look is designed to give a sense of motion even when the vehicle is standing still.

Design updates for Bolt EV include a new, more upright front fascia and new front and rear lighting signatures — including the signature high-eye daytime running lights in front.

Interior

Inside, both vehicles feature new instrument panels, vehicle controls and seats, with a 10.2-inch-diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and integrated climate controls. The infotainment screen features real-time displays with more details available on the 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable color gauge cluster.

There’s also a new, electronic gear shift design that uses pull toggles and push buttons to free up more interior space. For increased regenerative braking, a new one-pedal driving button that keeps the system active between drive cycles.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Credit: Chevrolet.

New cabin features include a sporty, flat-bottom steering wheel that incorporates the Regen on Demand paddle and a black Chevy “bowtie” emblem. Redesigned seats feature a triangular geometric pattern and contrasting color stitching.

You’ll find 3 more inches of rear legroom in the Bolt EUV. You can get it equipped with heated and ventilated front seats along with heated rear outboard seats. A panoramic power sunroof is also an option for Bolt EUV.

Pricing

The starting price for both vehicles is less than the 2021 Bolt EV. The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995 (including destination), 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.

A special, limited-production Launch Edition of the Bolt EUV is also available, offering the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, sunroof, unique wheels, special badging and an illuminated charge port for $43,495 (including DFC). Customers can reserve the Launch Edition now at www.chevrolet.com.

Look for both models to hit the road this summer.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Credit: Chevrolet.

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