Chevrolet Announces All-New Electric Bolt
This week, General Motors unveiled two new versions of the Bolt – an updated compact hatchback with longer range and a bigger, roomier Bolt EUV (a compact electric SUV). The two versions of the Bolt are expected to hit the roads in summer 2021.
Updated Technology and Longer Range
The Bolt was first introduced by Chevy in 2016, so this refresh is right on time to update the technology in the Bolt. The addition of Super Cruise uses cameras, sensors and LiDAR mapping to assist drivers with “hands-free driving.” It also comes with a new 10.2-inch infotainment screen and eliminated the gear shifter to streamline the interior. The smaller Bolt EV is expected to get 259 miles of range on a single charge, while the larger Bolt EUV will get 250 miles of range.
Home Charging Installation
General Motors wants to make charging as simple as possible. The Bolt offers drivers a choice between level 1 and level 2 charging. More importantly, Chevrolet is offering to cover the standard installation of level 2 charging for eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Chevrolet Bolt. Offering this service could just be the push that many customers need to get over the hump of buying their first electric car.
An Affordable Electric Car
The Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV are by no means the most luxurious electric cars, nor do they come close to competing for longest range or most high-tech. The Chevrolet Bolt is, however, quite affordable. With a starting price of $31,995 for the Bolt EV and $33,995 for the Bolt EUV, buyers get an incredible value. As sales in electric vehicles become more popular, you may begin to consider your first electric car and the all-new Bolt might be the perfect place to start.