Chevrolet expanded its electric vehicle portfolio with the introduction of the new, all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV alongside the redesigned 2022 Bolt EV.
Distinguished by unique exterior designs, including an SUV-like proportion for the new Bolt EUV, each is propelled by the proven technology that helped make the Bolt EV the industry’s first affordable, long-range electric vehicle — and both are part of General Motors’ plan to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025.
“We are committed to making EVs accessible for everyone and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are giving customers more choices and reasons to switch to electric,” said Scott Bell, president and managing director, GM Canada, “Canadian teams played an active role in the development and testing of the new Bolt EUV including Canadian Technical Centre engineers who worked on the Super Cruise system—a first for Chevrolet and the cold weather durability testing that was done at our Kapuskasing Proving Grounds in northern Ontario.”
The Bolt EV has led the charge in putting more drivers in electric vehicles. Since its market introduction in 2017, global sales have topped 100,000, with over 13,000 Bolt EV sales in Canada.
“The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been changing perceptions of electric vehicles and introducing new customers to the brand”, said Laura Pacey, brand director of Chevrolet. “In Canada, over 70 per cent of EV buyers are new to Chevrolet and with the introduction of the SUV-proportioned Bolt EUV with even more technology and features, Chevrolet is expanding our lineup so that more Canadians can get into an EV.”
Along with broadening the brand’s electric vehicle lineup, the Bolt EUV Premier will also be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for divided and compatible highways.
Chevrolet is also making charging more convenient with a new Dual Level Charge Cord, which comes standard on the Bolt EUV and is available on Bolt EV and could eliminate the need to purchase a separate level 2 charging unit for their home, for many customers. It has a changeable plug that allows the customer to plug into a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet for Level 1 charging and a 240-volt outlet for Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kW.
The new Dual Level Charge Cord comes standard with Bolt EUV and is available for Bolt EV. For maximum Level 2 charging speed, both vehicles are now capable of 11 kW Level 2 charging, but separate level 2 charging equipment (not included and requires professional installation) is required.
Chevrolet customers also have location access to more than 10,000 charging outlets in Canada through the Energy Assist feature within their myChevrolet app. It enables owners to plan and manage their routes more efficiently, locate available charging stations along their route, and receive real-time alerts about range.
The 2022 Bolt EV has a starting at MSRP of $38,198 and the 2022 Bolt EUV has a starting at MSRP of $40,198 (prices to be confirmed for Québec) before federal and available provincial incentives. Both will be available at dealerships this summer.