2021 Chevrolet Bolt for Sale in Johnston, RI
The Chevy Bolt EV is truly a feel-good car: not only is it a treat to drive, but its owners enjoy knowing that they’re doing their part to reduce fossil fuel consumption. This great-looking hatchback delivers outstanding range – an EPA-estimated 259 miles per full charge – and so many of the features that people consider important these days. With the available DC Fast Charging, approximately 100 miles of range can be charged in just 30 minutes at a compatible public station.
Powertrain and Efficiency
The Chevrolet Bolt EV’s hierarchy has been streamlined to a pair of trims, the base LT and the more loaded Premier. They get the same 200 horsepower electric motor, 66 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and single-gear transmission. The LT gets a standard 120-volt charger, which adds an average of 4 miles of range per hour, making it ideal for topping off the battery or charging overnight. A 240-volt charging unit is available to increase the charge rate to 25 miles for each hour of plugged-in time. The Premier gets both the 240V charger and the DC Fast Charging unit as standard, but the latter can’t be plugged in to a home outlet and is only for use at public stations.
According to the EPA, the 2021 Bolt returns 127 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent) during city driving and 108 MPGe on the highway. The car’s Regen on Demand and One Pedal Driving features can add up to 5 percent more range by capturing the energy produced during the vehicle stopping process. Rather than being lost, that by-product energy is stored in the battery. With One Pedal Driving, the driver chooses to drive using just the accelerator, pressing down as usual to go, and letting up on the accelerator to slow the car (rather than pressing the brake pedal, unless the situation calls for an immediate stop). In this way they can control the degree of energy accumulation: more aggressive “downshifting” (controlled via a paddle mounted on the steering wheel) creates more energy to be routed to the battery.
Trims and Standard Features
The LT gets a nice slate of standard features, including remote start, heated side mirrors, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, keyless entry, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. It can be enhanced with the optional Comfort and Convenience Package (heated seats, heated steering wheel wrapped in leather, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror).
The Premier gets the heated front seats and heated steering wheel on its standard features list, and its heated exterior mirrors are improved with built-in turn-signal indicators. Other standard highlights are heated rear outboard seats, ambient interior lighting, rooftop rails, and a false cargo floor for hiding valuables. This trim also has an optional upgrade: the Infotainment Package will furnish a wireless smartphone charger and a pair of second-row USB charge ports.
Technology for Safety and Connectivity
Every 2021 Bolt EV comes with a backup camera and GM’s Teen Driver technology, which helps parents monitor young drivers’ good and bad on-road habits. Additional driver-assist technology can be added through packages. The LT’s Driver Confidence Package contains rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Driver Confidence II Package adds front pedestrian braking, automatic high beams, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator. The Premier gets the features from the Driver Confidence Package as standard equipment, along with a surround-view camera system; the Driver Confidence II Package is still optional.
For staying entertained and connected, the Bolt has an infotainment setup with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a six-speaker sound system, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Premier trim is eligible for an audio upgrade to a seven-speaker Bose system via the Infotainment Package.