(By Tom Lohnes) – Starting at $31,000, the new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt is now the least expensive EV on the market, and it has improved greatly, along with bringing in a new crossover model.
Call it a raised hatchback, but the front-drive only Bolt EUV delivers great practicality for far less than any Tesla. Packing a 65 kw-hr motor up front producing a stout 285 horsepower, the Bolt EUV has plenty of punch. Inside, the old Bolt’s dorky interior is replaced with one far better, with a revised steering wheel, a redesigned dashboard, and a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen. Range numbers for the Bolt EUV are a strong 250 miles, and you can spend all of those miles not even driving, because the Bolt EUV is the first non-Cadillac vehicle to have the subscription-based Supercruise system, which some claim to be superior to Tesla’s Autopilot. Another unique feature the Bolt EUV comes with is a patented “Dual-level charging cord”, which can sense what voltage the car is plugged in to and adjust the charging speed accordingly.
So, for a tad over $33,000, the Chevy Bolt EUV seems like a strong buy value-wise. Will it hold up in the real world? Time will tell.