With a promise to release 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025, General Motors is getting off to a great start with the recent announcement of the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV. The electric SUV is making waves in the automotive industry and encouraging drivers to get plugged into the electric vehicle lifestyle with an SUV that’s not only efficient but also fun to drive and loaded with technology. When it comes to the popular saying, “Go big or go home,” Chevy certainly went big with the Chevy Bolt EUV.
The announcement comes only four years after the debut of Chevy’s Bolt EV, which instantly garnered high praise from EV and Chevy fans alike. With sales now topping over 100,000 worldwide, Chevy is cashing in on the golden ticket and giving drivers more of what they want - a bigger electric vehicle in the form of a sporty and sophisticated SUV. But, in true Chevy form, the American automaker didn’t stop there.
Offering the best of the Bolt EV, the 2022 Bolt EUV gives drivers plenty of choices across several trims that offer a progressive suite of connectivity, convenience, safety, and comfort features. The EUV is also the first Chevy in the entire lineup to offer Super Cruise, a hands-free driving system that works on thousands of miles of compatible roads.
Drivers who are new to the EV lifestyle often have a lot of questions about the reliability of a battery-powered vehicle. Fortunately, Chevy gives EV owners peace of mind by equipping the Bolt EUV with a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of almost instantaneous torque. This makes the EUV fun to drive with quick acceleration and responsive handling. But Chevy doesn’t stop there and adds features like Sport Mode and One Pedal Drive, the latter of which conserves energy by allowing the driver to use the accelerator pedal for both acceleration and braking.
While these features make the EUV a blast to drive, they also reflect Chevy’s commitment to giving customers exactly what they want - an efficient vehicle that consistently outperforms and reflects Chevy’s reputation for reliability. That reliability stems from innovation like the active thermal management system that keeps the battery at the perfect operating temperature whether drivers are cruising down the road at highway speeds or navigating rush-hour stop-and-go-traffic. This system ensures the battery’s longevity and is why Chevy confidently offers an electric powertrain warranty that extends for 8-years or 100,000-miles.
With the Bolt EUV expected to deliver a 250-mile range on a single charge, the next question is, “How does the Bolt EUV charge?” The EUV is equipped with a Dual Level Charge Cord that offers an interchangeable plug that is compatible with either a 120-volt or a 240-volt outlet for Level 1 or Level 2 charging. Chevy will also cover the installation of Level 2 charging stations at the homes of eligible customers, which will make charging the EUV even faster.
As far as charging the EUV in public, drivers will have access to the nation’s largest public fast-charging network that, through a collaboration with EVgo and GM, will offer over 2,700 fast-charging stations nationwide by December 2025. These fast-charging stations can add approximately 95 miles to the EUV’s range with a 30-minute charge. Beyond fast-charging stations, drivers also have access to over 80,000 charging stations in North America, all of which can be found through the myChevrolet app’s Energy Assist tool that delivers real-time data to calculate the most efficient routes and locate charging stations along the way. Drivers can also utilize features like Regen on Demand that restores the EUV’s energy using a paddle conveniently mounted on the steering wheel.
The 2022 Bolt EUV is all about driving into the future, and owners can undeniably do that with the all-new Super Cruise technology. Chevrolet's first true hands-free driver assistance technology, Super Cruise works with over 200,000-miles of compatible roads across the United States and Canada. But how exactly does it work?
Super Cruise utilizes LiDAR maps, GPS data, radar sensors, and a camera at the top of the steering column to employ a myriad of technology to automatically steer and brake the EUV on compatible highways while also monitoring where the driver is looking. The Driver Attention System uses the camera and infrared lights to monitor the driver’s line of vision. If the system detects the driver is no longer watching the road, the system alerts the driver using the light bar on the top of the steering wheel. In extreme instances of inattentiveness, the system uses both the light bar and an audible alert.
Beyond Super Cruise, the Bolt EUV is equipped with a suite of innovative technology that keeps drivers safe and connected when they’re on the road. The Chevy Safety Assist suite is standard on all EUV trims and includes features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam Auto High Beam Assist, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. The EUV also includes a high-definition rear vision camera as well as available upgrades like HD Surround Vision that give drivers a clear view around the vehicle, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
When it comes to connectivity, the Chevy Bolt EUV also has plenty to offer with wireless device charging as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that reduces clutter and eliminates the need for charging cords. Drivers will find that they’re always connected to the internet with the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot in addition to having access to a variety of in-vehicle apps like Spotify, The Weather Channel, and Amazon Alexa through the 10.2-inch touchscreen display. The Amazon Alexa feature is especially noteworthy since drivers can control their smart home devices and use voice commands to play music, listen to audiobooks, place calls, get directions, and much more.
Chevy gives drivers plenty of choices on the 2022 Bolt EUV, beginning with the LT that starts at $33,995. Although the trim is considered a base model, there’s nothing basic about the LT since it’s equipped with the Chevy Safety Assist suite of advanced safety features. The model also comes with a wireless charging station and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which other manufacturers typically only include on high-tier trims. The model is also compatible with DC Fast Charging and is equipped with the all-new Dual Level Charge Cord that makes it possible to use one cord to charge the EUV on a 120-volt or a 240-volt outlet. In the EV world, this convenience is huge.
The Bolt EUV Premier is next in the lineup and starts at $38,495. This $4,500 increase is certainly worth it for drivers looking for luxury as well as more convenience and tech features. The Premier comes standard with leather-appointed seats to give drivers a more comfortable ride. The model also includes advanced safety and driver-assist features like Adaptive Cruise Control, a Rear Camera Mirror, and HD Surround Vision. Owners can also add the all-new Super Cruise to the model.
For those looking for an exclusive Bolt EUV that marks the beginning of a new era of electric SUVs, Chevy is offering a limited-production Launch Edition that starts at $43,495. The Launch Edition boasts a distinctive exterior with unique wheels and specialized badging, but its features don’t stop there. It offers an illuminated charging port as well as a panoramic sunroof that gives drivers and passengers a clear view of the sky. It’s also equipped with Super Cruise, making it the only Bolt EUV in the lineup to come straight from the factory with this new, innovative technology.