Chevy Bolt EV: Features, Performance, & Technology

March 23rd, 2022 by

New for 2022, Chevrolet is releasing an updated version of its popular Bolt EV. This modern electric hatchback will offer the environmentally conscious, fuel-saving benefits of an EV along with an enhanced interior and several other perks. If you’re looking to get into the EV game or simply step up your ride, the new EV Bolt may be a great fit. At Eskridge Chevrolet, we want you to find a vehicle that you love. Read on to learn more about the Chevy Bolt and the benefits it can offer.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Range

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The 2022 Bolt’s fully electric engine can get you where you need to go, with a range of 259 miles per charge. EPA estimated fuel economy for the vehicle is 131 miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe, in the city and 109 MPGe on the highway. With a 240-volt charger, you can fully recharge the vehicle in about seven hours, while a 120-volt charger takes longer. With a DC fast charger, you can get up to 100 miles of range in about 30 minutes. As with any EV, charging can be slower in colder temperatures, so be sure to monitor the weather before driving.

With the new dual-level charging cord that comes standard for the Bolt, you can plug your vehicle into a standard, three-prong 120-volt outlet or a 240-volt outlet for charging that goes up to 7.2 kilowatts. This should allow you to easily charge your vehicle at home or on the go. New to the 2022 Bolt, this technology may be a taste of the improved functionality planned for future EVs.

Chevy Bolt EV Performance

The Bolt EV’s electric powertrain can offer 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It can go from zero to 60 in 6.4 seconds and comes standard with front-wheel drive. Offering one-pedal driving, where the driver can slow down or stop the vehicle by lifting their foot off the accelerator, the Bolt should be fun and easy to drive. With regenerative braking, which saves energy usually lost during braking and uses it to recharge the car’s battery, the Bolt finds another way to conserve energy and maximize efficiency.

Exterior Features of the Chevy Bolt EV

The 2022 Bolt EV comes in two trim levels, the 1LT and the 2LT. While there aren’t many differences between the two trims, you can notice some exterior differences. For example, the upgraded 2LT offers 17-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with carbon flash painted pockets while the 1LT provides 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels. Both offer standard black heated power outside mirrors, LED headlights and taillights, and solar-absorbing glass.

Compared to its older version, the 2022 Bolt EV has additional features on the front of the vehicle. You’ll get a new hood with high-mounted LED lights that double as turn indicators. In the back, the new Bolt offers a revised lighting signature for the taillights. This sleek and efficient design reflects the efficient nature of this functional EV.

Interior Features of the Chevy Bolt EV

This five-person vehicle should provide ample headroom despite its smaller hatchback size. While the size of the vehicle has remained the same since earlier versions, some of the most influential differences come in the form of a redesigned interior. Experience features like a tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle efficiency display, steering wheel-mounted controls, remote start, climate control, and power windows and locks standard on all trims. Additionally, an enhanced electric gear shift controller creates more space between the driver and front passenger, adding an extra dimension to the vehicle’s interior appeal.

The 1LT trim offers cloth seating while the 2LT provides leather seating. Although both trims come standard with cruise control, the 2LT offers a more advanced adaptive cruise control system. If you purchase the 1LT, you can include an additional comfort and convenience package that gives you heated driver and front passenger seats, an automatic heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and auto-dimming inside the rearview mirror. Some of these features, like the heated steering wheel, come standard on the 2LT.

Technology

For all your information and entertainment needs, the Bolt EV comes standard with a 10.2-inch touch-screen infotainment system and an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster. All trims offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The vehicle will also provide wireless charging and phone mirroring. On the 2LT model, you can select an additional infotainment package that provides a premium seven-speaker system with a subwoofer, wireless device charging, and two USB charging ports for rear passengers.

Safety Features of the Chevy Bolt EV

A major benefit of the 2022 Bolt EV is its enhanced Chevy Safety Assist system, which comes standard on all trims. You can enjoy automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, a following distance indicator, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and IntelliBeam auto high beam lights. Available 360-degree camera systems can provide a clear bird’s-eye view of everything around you. The inclusion of these great safety features without extra cost can help keep drivers safe on the road for less money.

If you’d like to add some additional functionality, the 1LT trim offers a Driver Confidence package with technology to keep you protected on the road and minimize any stresses of driving. With this package, you’ll get rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and a special lane-change alert with a side blind zone alert. Combined, this extensive list of standard and available safety and driving features can help you enjoy the drive in your new 2022 Bolt EV. Explore Chevrolet’s website to learn more about the 2022 Bolt EV today.

Contact Eskridge Chevrolet in Guthrie, OK

The new, improved, and expanded 2022 Bolt EV can give you a luxurious, highly customizable driving experience while minimizing fuel costs and environmental impact. If you’re looking for a vehicle that can get you where you need to go safely and comfortably, this could be it. Whether you’re considering this vehicle, have questions about the future of electric vehicles, or simply want to see what’s available, you can always contact the team at Eskridge Chevrolet. Serving Guthrie, OK and the surrounding communities – including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and more – we’re excited and ready help you find your new ride.