The automotive sector is currently undergoing a revolutionary transition. Electric vehicles have proven to be more comfortable, faster, and more cost-efficient to own. Compared to gas-fueled cars, electric vehicles require much less maintenance and emit far less noise. They also provide massive quantities of instant torque, and can often be charged in your garage overnight.
Chevrolet has always been a trendsetter in the technological development of electric vehicles. The current Chevy electric lineup contains two models: the Chevy Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV. With other models on the way like an electric Silverado and Equinox, it’s bound to be an exciting decade for the automaker. Let’s have a quick look over each of Chevy’s electric vehicles, both current and upcoming.
When car enthusiasts think of Chevy EVs, they likely think of the Bolt: a subcompact front-wheel-drive vehicle perfect for city and suburban driving. The revised 2022 Chevy Bolt is also powerful, luxurious, and can fit up to 16.6 cubic feet of cargo. This EV not only looks more exciting but comes with more amenities and a lower starting price.
The 2022 Bolt’s steering wheel now has a flat bottom, comfier seats, and a combination of pull-toggle and push buttons that replace the electric shifter. A 10.2-inch touch-screen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes standard with all trim levels. A subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone charging are available on both EV trims as upgrades. You won’t need to touch the infotainment screen constantly either, thanks to the physical volume-and-tuning knobs and the home-screen shortcut button.
Alongside the futuristic sheet metal and freshly refinished cabin with soft-touch surfaces, the same motor system returns with an estimated driving range of 259 miles. This EV can recharge from near empty to full in as few as 7.5 hours with a Level Two charger, and drivers can reach 60 mph from zero in 6.5 seconds. The Bolt’s intelligent driving optimization uses live data to maximize efficiency. You can also recharge the battery while traveling or use only one pedal while driving, all with Chevy’s regenerative braking system.
The Bolt EV has two trim levels: the well-equipped 2LT, and the fully loaded 2LT. The latter has perforated leather seating instead of cloth, along with heated front seats. It also has fancier alloy wheels and an available Bose premium sound system with seven features. You can also get upgraded HD camera features, including HD surround vision with a rear camera view. With either trim level, the new Bolt EV’s affordable price, spacious interior, and enjoyable driving dynamics put it far above competing subcompact EVs.
Short for Electric Utility Vehicle, the EUV expands the frame of the Chevy Bolt EV hatchback. This high-powered car is 6 inches longer than its counterpart and has a more robust exterior style. The Bolt EUV also boasts a powerful dual electric motor, so expect quick acceleration alongside a total range of 247 miles. There are three trim levels for the 2022 edition: the LT, Premier, and the Launch Edition coming this summer.
Even in a larger frame, Chevy’s EUV design is wonderfully quiet and free of vibrations. It comes with a user-friendly infotainment system and a long list of active safety features, such as Super Cruise. It also has incredible driver assistance technology, including a hand-free driving mode that allows you to steer, accelerate and stop semi-automatically on specific major highways.
The cabin of the 2022 Bolt EUV provides both elegance and luxury. All models have the Bolt’s flat-bottom steering wheel and a push-button gear selector, plus a fun geometric pattern on the seat material. It has nearly the same amount of cargo space as the EV: 16.3 cubic feet with the seats down or 56.9 cubic feet with the seats folded up. The Bolt EUV is also longer broader and higher than the conventional Bolt hatchback, and the extra space means three more inches of legroom in the rear seats for a total of 39.1 inches.
The front of the EUV’s cabin includes a digital gauge display and a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with integrated climate controls . Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon’s Alexa, and an inbuilt Wi-Fi hotspot are also standard features. The Bolt EUV can also communicate with a driver via a smartphone app; for example, its system can alert you when the vehicle is done charging.
Let’s take a quick look at what EVs Chevy plans to offer next.
For 2024, Chevy has announced an electric Silverado with a 400-mile range, over 660 horsepower, and 780 pound-feet of torque. This electric truck provides massive quantities of torque without the need to shift gears, all with an incomparably better cost to recharge. This truck will also have a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a version of Super Cruise that supports trailer towing. You will also be able to recharge 100 miles of power in only 10 minutes with DC fast charging. The Silverado even includes a revolutionary multi-flex midgate to fit items over 10 feet long.
The Chevrolet Equinox EV was first teased at the start of 2022 and has been confirmed for the fall of 2023. It will have two trim levels: LT and RS, each with different potential power ratings depending on other factors like charging capabilities and engine type. The Equinox EV has only been hinted at, but we know it will have a 300-mile range, plus a dark red and black interior trim.
Sweeney Chevrolet and other dealers in our automotive group have a wide range of new cars to choose from, including electric vehicles. When you need an Ohio Chevrolet dealer, save time and make us your first pick. We have the highest quality inventory, as well as the best teams for auto service on Chevy electric, hybrid, and gasoline vehicles. If you’re ready to make the switch to a modern Chevrolet EV, contact us online or browse our inventory today.