After making its debut last summer, the Chevy Bolt EUV is poised to begin reappearing at Chevrolet dealers around the country as supply chain problems ease and production ramps up.
How does the Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle stack up against its non-utility vehicle sibling, the Bolt EV, and competitive models? We’ll tell you what we know about the Bolt EUV and when you can expect to see them back at dealerships.
A Refresher on What We Know About the Bolt EUV
The Bolt EUV comes in two trims: the LT base and the Premier. Both trims come standard with a 65kWh battery pack that puts out 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It muscles its way from 0-60 in 7 seconds. The Bolt EUV shares this power plant with its sibling, the Bolt EV.
The Electric Utility Vehicle fully charges when plugged in overnight. That makes for about 37 miles of range per hour of charging using a 240-volt, 48-amp charging unit. When fully charged, it has a 247-mile range, which is competitive with the Hyundai Kona Electric (258 miles) and the Kia Niro EV (249 miles).
Along with a full suite of safety technology, the new EUV includes Super Cruise, General Motors’ hands-free driver assistance feature. Before including it in the Bolt EUV, Super Cruise was only offered in a handful of Cadillac models.
Like its EV sibling, the Chevy Bolt EUV seats five, but with more rear legroom (over 39 inches), it’s less of a squeeze. The EUV also includes ventilated front seats as well as heated front and back seats. Soft-touch surfaces, a clean, uncluttered dash, and wireless smartphone access are other upgrades from the Bolt EV model.
The Bolt EUV offers 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space, with the rear seats upright and nearly 57 cubic feet when they’re folded. It’s slightly less room for cargo compared to the EV and competitive models like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV, but there’s still plenty of room, and folks won’t feel as scrunched riding in the back seat.
Chevy Will Help You Charge at Full Speed
You can charge the Chevrolet Bolt EUV using a standard 120V outlet (known as Level 1 charging). Or you can upgrade to Level 2 charging (240V outlet) and have the Bolt EUV juiced up and ready to roll in around seven hours.
Don’t have a 240V outlet? Chevy is collaborating with Qmerit to cover the installation of Level 2 charging outlets for customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV.
When Will You See Them in Showrooms?
Supply chain issues that have plagued the auto industry affected production on the Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV models. But now that chip and part shortages are easing, the automaker plans to roll out new vehicles in late January.
Your Chevrolet dealer can tell you when they expect to see the Bolt EUV gracing the showroom floor. They can even help you reserve a model. Visit your dealer or give them a call to get more details.
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