Chevrolet is expanding its alternative energy options with the introduction of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV. The term EUV refers to the fact that this is an all-electric sports utility vehicle and helps to differentiate the new vehicle from the popular Bolt EV. The goal is to provide an SUV with all of the luxury features and handling of a standard Chevrolet vehicle with the added benefits offered by an all-electric drivetrain, including lower operating costs and zero emissions.
Chevrolet is leveraging its technological advantage as a pioneer of electric vehicles to provide a Bolt EUV that is extremely advanced and convenient. This includes plug-in charging with a standard Dual Level Charge Cord that allows you to use either Level 1 or Level 2 charging stations. Instead of waiting in line at a gas station and watching nervously as gas prices fluctuate upwards, you can charge your Bolt EUV at home just as easy as charging your smartphone.
Also, with the number of public fast chargers increasing as a result of the collaboration between General Motors and EVgo, you will find it easier than ever to go coast-to-coast in a Bolt EUV. General Motors is projecting over 2,700 chargers across the country by the end of 2025. So what are you waiting for? Get a 2022 Bolt EUV and charge into the 21st Century!
Chevrolet is offering the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV in three great trim levels. The base model is the Bolt EUV LT with an MSRP of $33,995. This features the Chevy Safety Assist suite of advanced safety technologies standard. It also has the Chevy Infotainment system on a huge 10.2-inch color touchscreen, offering wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless device charger, Amazon Alexa, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot to keep you better connected as you drive across America. The Bolt EUV LT also features DC fast charging capability.
Coming in at $38,495, the Chevy Bolt EUV Premier is the mid-level trim. It adds leather-appointed seats, adaptive cruise control, a rear camera mirror, and HD Surround Vision, giving you more camera angles for improved safety. While it isn't standard, the Premier also offers GM's Super Cruise, marking the first time this state-of-the-art hands-free driving mode has been available in a Chevy.
The top trim is the 2022 Bolt EUV Launch Edition, with an MSRP of $43,495. It offers trim-exclusive wheels and badging, as well as standard Super Cruise. There is also a panoramic sunroof to allow some of the outside into your Bolt EUV on sunny afternoons or starry nights. Finally, Chevy has equipped the Launch Edition with an illuminated charge port to make charging your Bolt EUV easier at night.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is one of the roomiest alternative energy vehicles on the market. There are over 96.5 cubic feet of passenger space in this vehicle, allowing the Bolt EUV to comfortably seat up to 5 passengers in its two rows of seats. Front-row passengers will enjoy 40 inches of headroom, 44.3 inches of legroom, 54.6 inches of shoulder room, and 51.4 inches of hip room. Models with the optional panoramic sunroof offer slightly less headroom in the front row, 39.1 inches in total.
The spaciousness of the Bolt EUV is most apparent in the rear row of seats. Rear seat passengers will appreciate 37.8 inches of headroom, 39.1 inches of legroom, 52 inches of shoulder room, and 50.2 inches of hip room. This will ensure that you won't have your passengers fighting over who gets to ride shotgun.
The Bolt EUV's luxurious interior finishes also set it apart from other EVs on the market. Chevy has created a cockpit and control panel that are not just futuristic in appearance but also easy to use. Finally, heated and ventilated seats are available as an option on your 2022 Bolt EUV.
The 2022 Bolt EUV has plenty of space for your cargo. There is a full 16.3 cubic feet of space in the Bolt EUV's trunk, and if you need additional room, simply fold down the rear row of seats to free up a total of 56.9 cubic feet of cargo space. With that much room and the easily-accessed hatchback, this is a true SUV competitor.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV runs on a permanent magnet motor powered by a 65.0 kWh lithium-ion battery, which weighs in at 947 pounds. This system produces up to 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, giving the Bolt EUV some surprising acceleration. The Bolt EUV's battery system uses Chevy's active thermal management system to maintain battery temperature, allowing optimized power delivery in all conditions. Unlike gasoline vehicles, EVs do not have a transmission, and you choose between drive modes using a set of small buttons on the center console.
Each 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV comes with a standard Dual Level Charge Cord. This allows you to charge the Bolt EUV using either Level 1 or Level 2 chargers. Level 1 charging (which can be done from any household power outlet) will provide up to 4 miles of range per hour of charging, while Level 2 charging (which is easily installed in your garage or driveway) can provide the Bolt EUV with a full charge in 7 hours. If you take your Bolt EUV to a public DC Fast Charge station, you can get up to 95 miles of range in only 30 minutes.
The maximum range on the Bolt EUV is an estimated 250 miles on a full charge, and the Energy Assist system will help you calculate the most efficient route to your next destination. In addition, the 2022 Bolt EUV features Regen on Demand. Simply pulling and holding the paddle on your Bolt EUV's steering wheel will allow you to recharge the vehicle's battery as you slow down. Finally, the Bolt EUV offers one-pedal driving. This utilizes the accelerator pedal to speed up the vehicle when it is depressed and slow it down when you remove your foot from the pedal. This also contributes to energy recapture for the Bolt EUV's battery.
Chevrolet has equipped every model of the 2022 Bolt EUV with a suite of six advanced active safety features, called Chevy Safety Assist. Automatic Emergency Braking will engage the emergency brakes if the system detects an imminent collision. This will either help you avoid a crash or mitigate the damage sustained from one. Forward Collision Alert will sound an alarm to advise you that a front impact may occur, allowing you to take evasive action. Front Pedestrian Braking will activate the brakes if it detects a pedestrian passing in front of your Bolt EUV.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning will help keep your Bolt EUV on the straight and narrow. If the system detects that you are drifting into another lane on the road, it will alert you to the unintended departure and provide subtle adjustments to the vehicle's steering to keep you in the lane. IntelliBeam Auto High Beam Assist is especially helpful on dark roads. If the system detects low light, it will automatically turn the Bolt EUV's high beams on. When the system detects an oncoming vehicle or another vehicle in front of you, it will turn the high beams off. Finally, the Following Distance Indicator will help you maintain a safe stopping distance behind the car in front of you. If the system perceives that there is not enough stopping distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, it will alert you so you can adjust your speed accordingly.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV features other standard safety features as well, including four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a rear camera, and a full complement of airbags. By providing so many standard safety features, including Chevy Safety Assist, Chevrolet is showing that it makes the safety of its drivers and their loved ones a top priority.
One of the most interesting driver-assist features on the 2022 Bolt EUV is the Super Cruise system. This is Chevy's first hands-free driving feature. It allows you to utilize advanced technologies like LIDAR mapping (which utilizes lasers to measure distances) on over 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the United States and Canada, improving overall vehicle safety. The Super Cruise system is optional on the Bolt EUV Premier trim and standard on the Bolt EUV Launch Edition.