2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV for Sale in Johnston, RI
Chevrolet is increasing its electric vehicle lineup for model year 2022 with the introduction of the Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle (EUV). They’ve made it a tad larger and more rugged than the Bolt EV, which has been a success story in its first generation (the second generation of this model will follow the release of the Bolt EUV). The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV will provide about 250 miles of driving per charge, but the most exciting news is that it will debut the General Motors’ Super Cruise technology. This partially autonomous driving assistance feature works with the vehicle’s adaptive cruise control, using GPS technology, high-definition mapping, and infrared monitoring to ensure that the driver is present and attentive. Along more than 200,000 miles of North American roadway (divided highways without intersections, traffic signals, or pedestrians), Super Cruise will in effect “self-drive” the Bolt EUV on its route. While this advanced technology first appeared on the 2018 Cadillac CT6, its availability on a Chevrolet model is exciting and groundbreaking. (While Super Cruise is a subscription service, Chevrolet includes a 3-year free trial on Bolt EUVs equipped with the feature).
Trims and Mechanical Basics
Chevrolet will sell the 2022 Bolt EUV in a pair of trim levels: the LT and Premier. There will also be a limited number of Launch Edition Bolt EUVs that will be loaded with features, including Super Cruise, an illuminated charge port, a panoramic roof, and special wheels and badging.
This versatile, front-wheel-drive subcompact crossover has been rated by the EPA to provide 247 miles of driving per charge from a powertrain made up of a 200 hp electric motor (266 pounds-feet of torque) and a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery (outdoor temperature and other conditions can affect range). The powertrain’s active thermal management technology keeps the battery’s operating temperature cool enough to stave off damage and ensure it a long life.
A dual-level charge cord, which can be used in either a typical three-prong 120V home outlet (level 1) or a public charging station’s more powerful 240V (level 2) outlet, comes standard with both trims. Just 30 minutes of level 2 charging will supply 95 miles of range, or Bolt EUV drivers can plug in at home overnight and wake up to plenty of stored power for their commute or errand run. Chevy offers an EV Access Package that buyers can add to get the myChevrolet mobile app with ability to locate charging stations en route, remotely monitor their charge level, and receive notifications. One-pedal driving and regenerative braking (Regen on Demand) are easily activated via a steering-wheel paddle to harness energy formed during braking that would otherwise be wasted. To keep the 12V accessories battery from draining, the vehicle is set up with rundown protection, which will automatically turn off any interior lights that are accidentally left on after the vehicle is turned off.
Standard Features and Options
The LT gets the aforementioned dual-level charge cord with its own storage bin, automatic climate control, a cabin air filter, Michelin tires on 17-inch wheels, auto on/off LED headlights, LED ambient lighting for the instrument panel, rooftop cargo rails, wireless smartphone charging, and an infotainment system with Bluetooth, wireless smartphone integration (both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), a sound system with six speakers, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and voice recognition. It also gets the Chevy Safety Assist technology bundle (automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, Intellibeam automatic high beams, a following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking, and lane keep assist with lane departure alert).
The Premier adds leather seats, a heated steering wheel, upgraded 17-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, a power driver’s seat, and ambient door lighting. Its added driver-assist technologies are adaptive cruise control and a surround-view monitor.