the Chevy Bolt EV The crossover gets a refresh and a significant price drop for the 2022 model year. The update improves the Bolt’s cabin comfort but does nothing for its lineup. A larger Chevy Bolt EUV will also join the lineup. This update covers the smaller Bolt sedan.
The Bolt has a new face. It’s straighter, with a body-colored panel placed above the low fake grille. The change makes it look a bit more electric than the previous generation, which could easily have been mistaken for a gasoline car. The slim LED daytime running lights sit above the reconfigured headlights. But the sheet has, moreover, changed little.
Inside, the upgrades are more obvious. The dashboard features softer, higher quality materials. The change, along with new seats and a new 10.2-inch touchscreen, addresses major complaints about the old Bolt.
Mechanically, the 2022 bolt is essentially the 2021 bolt. A single electric motor sends 200 horsepower to the front wheels. Acceleration is good enough for a sedan in its class, with a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds. The range remains at 259 miles, one mile more than its main rival, the Hyundai Kona EV 2021.
What will attract buyers to the Bolt is the price. The 2022 Bolt EV has an asking price of $ 31,995 including destination charges. That’s $ 5,000 less than the cost of the 2021 model. The price drop reflects the fact that Bolt buyers are no longer eligible for the federal government’s $ 7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. Chevy also said it will now absorb the cost of installing a 240-volt charging outlet for owners of Bolt buyers. The car will go on sale this summer.