We had been smitten with the Chevy Bolt EV , maybe ignoring . However the isn’t simply an replace to the Bolt EV’s options and capabilities, it features a new, compact SUV-sized variant as effectively, dubbed the Bolt EUV.
On the surface, it’s not onerous to inform the EV and EUV aside. The EUV is half a foot longer, for one factor. And because the firm factors out, the 2 automobiles don’t share any exterior physique panels. Underneath the hood, nonetheless, the Bolt EV and EUV are functionally comparable. They use the identical 65W, 288-cell lithium ion battery pack, and they’re propelled utilizing the identical single entrance 200 HP (150kW), 266 lb-ft of torque, electrical motor. The Bolt EV is a little more environment friendly than the bigger EUV, boasting 259 miles of vary — a nine-mile benefit over the EUV’s 250.
However vary isn’t all the pieces. The Bolt EUV presents its passengers an extended wheelbase, further head house and better journey top. Additionally it is the primary Chevy automobile to supply the corporate’s Tremendous Cruise hands-free driver help perform. Not simply the primary Chevy EV, first ChEVy.
The Tremendous Cruise perform is GM’s superior adaptive cruise management, providing a palms free driving choice alongside some 200,000 miles of mapped North American roadways whereas counting on a mixture of onboard cameras, sensors and GPS monitoring to information the automobile. The system has seen some dramatic efficiency enhancements lately, similar to , the power to vary lanes in shifting visitors with out direct wheel enter from the motive force.
GM has already promised to by the 2023 mannequin yr. Each the EV and EUV will include the Chevy Security Help ADAS commonplace. Future iterations of the Tremendous Cruise system might port its presently highway-only palms free driving choices to work on metropolis streets.
“We’re attempting to take that very same functionality off the freeway. Extremely Cruise could be the entire Tremendous Cruise plus the neighborhoods, metropolis streets and subdivisions. So Extremely Cruise’s area could be basically all driving, on a regular basis,” GM’s VP of world product growth Doug Parks . “What we’re not saying is that Extremely Cruise shall be totally autonomous one hundred pc of the time, though that might be one of many finish video games.”
Better of all, it watches your face. Every time the Tremendous Cruise perform is activated a tiny infrared digital camera mounted on the steering column displays the motive force’s face to make sure that they’re being attentive to the highway round them. It really works at night time, it really works with facial hair — even if you’re carrying sun shades, it’s going to work more often than not.
That stated, the 2022 EV and EUV will each provide the traditional mixture of apps and retailers. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are each preinstalled, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot is commonplace on the EUV and non-obligatory on the EV, and Amazon Alexa is offered as effectively.
Chevy additionally introduced the discharge of a brand new mixed charging twine, however please attempt to include your pleasure. Commonplace with the Bolt EUV and accessible for Bolt EV, it “has a changeable plug that permits the client to plug into a typical 120-volt three-prong outlet for Degree 1 charging and a 240-volt outlet for Degree 2 charging as much as 7.2 kilowatts,” based on , so meaning one much less twine to hold within the boot at the least. That new twine helps as much as a 11W Degree 2 however you’ll want “separate charging tools (not included)” so as to take action. Now, should you qualify by leasing or shopping for a Bolt EV or EUV, Chevy could provide to cowl the prices of putting in a Degree 2 charger on/in your property. Utilizing a DC quick charging system 2022 Bolt homeowners can count on to get between 95 and 100 miles of vary with a 30-minute recharge session.
The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995 and the 2022 Bolt EV begins at $31,995. Each will hit Chevy present flooring this summer time.