2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Release Date, Colors, Price – Despite its global popularity, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s hatchback body style is a problem for most SUV-loving Americans. With a steadily increasing demand for all-electric vehicles, the Bow Tie brand has come up with a timely solution with the first-ever 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV. Essentially, Chevy has taken everything people love about the Bolt EV and repackaged it as a crossover. Like the standard Bolt, the Bolt EUV is also very affordable.
Buyers who are still on the fence about making the switch to an EV should know that General Motors, in partnership with EVgo, boasts the country’s largest public charging network. The two companies plan to triple the number of fast chargers along with another 2,700 regular chargers scattered across the country by 2025. Owning a new Bolt EUV not only provides emissions-free driving, but also a fully modern vehicle packed with vital safety and connectivity features.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Release Date
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Colors
The Bolt EUV’s cabin appears stylish and nicely trimmed. A flat-bottom steering wheel and a push-button gear selector are standard on all models, and the seat upholstery sports a cheeky geometric pattern. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is longer, wider, and taller than the regular Bolt hatchback, and its rear seat is the benefactor of that extra space, with rear-seat legroom growing by more than three inches. Despite the extra length, the EUV offers slightly less cargo space, but we expect most drivers will still find enough room for luggage, groceries, and other freight.
A digital gauge display and a large 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with integrated climate controls are both standard. A host of connectivity features are available, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon’s Alexa, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. The Bolt EUV can also communicate with its driver remotely via a smartphone app, which can be set up to provide charging alerts and to connect with nearby charging networks.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Engine, Transmission, and Performance
All Bolt EUVs come with the same powertrain: a 200-hp electric motor and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive isn’t an option. Acceleration should be perky thanks to the instantaneous power delivery that’s inherent to electric motors. Regenerative braking allows for one-pedal driving while recapturing energy to help extend the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV‘s range. The electric motor gives the Bolt EUV perky acceleration and while it may not be the quickest electric SUV available, we estimate that it will make it to 60 mph in a respectable 7.0 seconds. Handling is competent if not particularly thrilling and ride comfort is agreeable, even over broken pavement.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995, including destination. A feature-packed Launch Edition costs $43,495, and there are state and local tax incentives buyers can also take advantage of to further reduce costs. Sales will begin this summer.
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The Bolt EUV joins a growing list of all-electric small crossovers, such as the Hyundai Kona EV and Kia Niro EV, and slightly larger players including the Nissan Ariya and Tesla Model Y. The Model Y, however, is far more expensive, beginning at nearly $50,000.
In some ways, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is what the Bolt EV hatchback should have been from the get-go. Hatchbacks, as useful as they are in terms of maximizing interior space on a budget, simply don’t have the same sex appeal as SUVs. The Bolt EUV is one of Chevy’s ways to lure car buyers into making the big EV change.