Debuting with Disney for Valentine’s Day, an updated Bolt EV hatchback and all new Bolt EUV crossover from Chevrolet is now ready to hit the street. Here’s what we know about the latest electrics from General Motors.
“We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “Together, they enable mainstream customers to be part of our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
The Bolt EV features a new design, with a 65 kWh lithium ion battery pack with a GM-estimated range of 259 miles. DC fast charging is, finally, standard fare on the Bolt EV, with GM says will add 100 miles of range in 30 minutes.
The single motor drive unit makes 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, and powers the front wheels.
The Bolt EUV, which is slightly larger, features the same drivetrain setup. That means a slight reduction in range — GM says 250 miles, and a slightly slower charge time — 95 miles per 30 minutes added.
The EUV, interestingly enough, is the only one of the two to have Super Cruise available. This will allow hands off driving only certain digitally mapped highways across the country as long as the driver remains paying attention.
Even though Super Cruise will be absent on the Bolt EV hatch, Chevrolet is adding adaptive cruise control to the list of available comfort and safety features available to order.
There is a new dual level 1 and level 2 charging cord which should come with the vehicle. It supports up to 7.2 kW of level 2 charging. Though, the new onboard charger can support a full 11 kW of charging if the wall box supports it.
The Bolt EV has a lower base price, starting at $31,995. The Bolt EUV starts at $33,995. Both vehicles will be on sale this summer and can be reserved now.