2022 chevrolet bolt ev hatchback
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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback.

20 22 chevrolet bolt ev hatchback the chevrolet bolt ev is a small all-electric hatchback that’s one of the most affordable and popular electric cars on the road today for 2022 chevrolet has made a variety of improvements that boost the car’s appeal a bit further on the docket or more comfortable front seats a redesigned cabin and updated styling net to our eyes

Looks less dorky than it did before a suite of safety features is now standard including forward collision warning and lane keeping assist on the options list are blind spot monitoring a 360 degree camera and finally adaptive cruise control unfortunately gm’s super crew system which is a driver assist system that provides hands-free driving on select highways

Is not available on the bolt hatchback but it is optional on the new chevrolet bolt euv crossover the bold ev uses the same powertrain as before that provides an epa estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge we’ve found it even over performs a little making it 278 miles in our real-world testing overall this is a healthy amount of range for an ev in this

Price range chevy has also enhanced the 2022 bolt so it can recharge more quickly on 240 volt power but you’ll likely have to install a special charging station to take full advantage of it at home overall we like the updated 2022 chevrolet bolt however the bolt’s recent battery recall might give you pause as a long-term reliability concern and could make

It hard to find a bolt for sale early in the model year meanwhile there are more appealing evs than ever before including the ford mustang machi hyundai kona ev kia niro ev tesla model 3 and volkswagen id .4 the chevrolet bolt was early on the ev scene and we lauded it for its relatively spacious interior fun to drive nature and solid amount of range chevy’s

Latest update has also addressed some of the car’s prior shortcomings we like the bolt but competitors from ford hyundai kia and tesla are a little more appealing overall the bolt scooted from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.9 seconds in our testing which is reasonably quick for an ev in this price range you can merge onto freeways with ease or overtake when you

Need it the bolt’s brakes are consistent and easy to control if you prefer to not use the single pedal mode to do most of your slowing from regenerative braking we like the latter since it requires less effort and improves range there’s even an additional steering wheel region breaking paddle for those who want to maximize energy recuperation the bolt responds

Smoothly to steering inputs without feeling darty the steering feel and feedback are good and the car stays straight ahead on the highway without demanding driver attention when the road begins to curve the bolt feels nimble and sure-footed the front seats now have adequate cushioning compared to those in previous model years they’re no longer a literal pain

In our backsides on long road trips though we still think they could use a little more thigh bolstering the bolt’s ride quality however is still overly busy and choppy because the suspension struggles to absorb pavement cracks and sharp edged potholes when the pavement is smooth so is the bolt the updated climate controls are straightforward and have redundant

Functions on the touchscreen and below the screen with physical buttons the system reacts quickly and the 2lt trim comes standard with heated front seats and steering wheel we also like the bolt’s quiet cabin wind noise is not an issue the controls are thoughtfully arranged with a handy volume knob and tune buttons to the left of the touchscreen the transmission

Controls which are now a row of buttons instead of the previous bolt’s conventional shift lever take a quick moment to get used to the digital instrument panel is configurable to show key information such as battery information driver efficiency and power output we found it simple to settle in behind the wheel thanks to a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a

Generous telescoping steering wheel all of the doors open wide and the roofline is tall all the way to the rear hatch the bolt feels much larger inside than you might expect with the exception of its width the cabin is a bit narrow but there’s plenty of head and legroom peek-a-boo windows help you see past the front roof pillars and an available 360 degree

Camera system aids visibility wireless apple carplay and android auto compatibility is standard these smartphone integration systems are all you get for in car navigation because an integrated navigation system isn’t offered the touchscreen is big and responsive two front usb ports one regular and one usbc come standard and you get additional ports for the

Rear passengers when jumping up to the 2lt trim forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist come standard on the bolt and you get blind spot monitoring and a surround view camera system with the 2lt these driver aids generally work well though we found the adaptive cruise control optional for the 2lt brakes a little too late for comfort when using the

Closest distance setting considering its size the bolt has a good amount of space inside for small items the front door pockets center console and glovebox are adequate there’s also a plus-sized phone cubby with a wireless charger in front of the transmission gear selector and an open space for a handbag or something of similar size under the center console at

16.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats the cargo area is smaller than the competition but it’s still useful and it also has a floor panel that provides hidden storage or that can be removed to carry bulkier items the bolt also works out pretty well for family taxi duty the car seat anchors for child safety seats are easy to locate and there are top tethers on

All three rear seat positions the rear doors open wide enough to fit bulky rear-facing seats inside the epa estimates the bolt can travel 259 miles on a single charge making it one of the better ranges in the segment for the cost it’s also estimated to return 100 miles for every 28 kilowatt hours of electricity used in edmond’s real-world ev range testing the

Bolt was able to travel 278 miles on a single charge at a slightly more efficient 25.7 kilowatt hours per 100 miles while that’s a good result the hyundai kona electric which received a similar range and efficiency rating from the epa outperformed its estimates a bit more traveling more than 300 miles the bolt comes with an upgraded dual-level charge cord which

Allows owners to swap between level 1 120 volt and level 2 240 volt charging however to make full use of the new bolt’s more powerful 11 kw on-board charger previously it was 7.7 kilowatts you’ll need dedicated wall charging hardware since the included cord maxes out at 7.2 kilowatts chevrolet gave the 2022 bolt more padding on the front seats upgraded interior

Materials and more features such as an adaptive cruise system and wireless android auto and apple carplay compatibility the bolt’s entry price is also lower which helps offset the fact that it no longer qualifies for the 7500 federal tax credit while this helps the bolt stay relatively competitive it’s not a value leader if you’re able to take full advantage

Of a model with tax credits the bolt’s basic warranty of 3 years 36 000 miles is par for the course but the electric components especially the battery are covered for eight years 100 000 miles roadside assistance lasts for five years 60 000 miles which ain’t shabby and free maintenance lasts for 24 000 miles the bolt’s playful nimbleness and one pedal driving

Afforded by the good regenerative braking effect are very entertaining and remain in its refreshed form it’s a surprisingly enjoyable ev to drive the upright hatchback styling doesn’t stand out in a crowd but the refreshed exterior design can be polarizing thankfully the updated interior makes the bolt look more futuristic and spacious it continues to deliver

Solid green street cred and low-cost long-range performance

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