The future is electric, and General Motors knows it, which is why the American automaker plans to lead the EV industry in North America by releasing over two dozen new EVs by 2025. It’s also why GM invested $2.2 billion to transform its Detroit-Hamtramck facility into Factory ZERO, the first manufacturing facility solely dedicated to EVs and aptly named to reflect GM’s vision of a future with zero crashes and zero emissions. So, what does this have to do with the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV?
Since General Motors is Chevy’s parent company, GM’s plans for an all-electric future have everything to do with the 2022 Bolt EV. The 2022 redesign of the Bolt is fitting since the vehicle revolutionized the EV market by making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible to a wider audience. With sales topping over 100,000 around the world, the Bolt EV is one of the most popular EVs on the road and continues to lead the way to fulfill GM’s vision of an all-electric future.
Full of personality and capability, the 2022 Bolt EV has plenty to offer. It’s affordably priced at $31,000* and delivers an exceptional estimated 259-mile driving range on a fully charged battery, but that’s only the start of everything you’ll find on the all-new EV. Here’s everything you can expect from the redesigned Bolt EV that will make its way to American roads in 2022!
When you have a good thing, why change it? Chevy knows this firsthand, and that’s why you’ll find the same proven battery technology from the first Bolt EV in the 2022 model. The 2022 Bolt EV is equipped with an advanced 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that’s paired with a permanent magnetic drive motor. Together, the components deliver 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of almost instantaneous torque that make the Bolt EV quick to accelerate, incredibly responsive, and agile to handle at any speed. What’s even better is that you can enjoy the Bolt’s nimble handling for up to 259 miles on a full charge.
Another important component you’ll find on the Bolt EV’s battery system is Chevrolet’s renowned active thermal management system. Electric batteries can quickly overheat from the demands of the road, but Chevy remedies this concern with its active thermal management system that uses coolant to keep the battery at the ideal operating temperature at all times. This adds longevity to the battery and is matched by Chevy’s impressive 8-year or 100,000-mile limited battery system warranty, which reflects Chevy’s confidence in its electric powertrain and gives you greater confidence in your purchase.
Aside from Chevy’s proven battery technology, you’ll also have plenty of tools at your disposal to conserve energy and make the Bolt EV more efficient. You’ll find a Regen on Demand paddle on the steering wheel that allows you to convert kinetic energy and store it in the Bolt’s battery for later use. You can also conserve energy by activating One Pedal Driving. This feature combines the function of both the accelerator and brake pedals, allowing you to use the accelerator to speed up, slow down, or stop.
You’ll have all the confidence you need when you get behind the wheel of the 2022 Bolt EV, and that’s courtesy of the Chevy Safety Assist suite. This suite of advanced safety and driver-assist tools enhances your visibility and awareness around the Bolt and actively works to minimize the potential for collision. The system includes tools like Automatic Emergency Braking, IntelliBeam High Beam Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and a Following Distance Indicator.
Automatic Emergency Braking works in conjunction with Front Pedestrian Braking to minimize the potential for front-end collisions by monitoring the traffic and pedestrians in front of the Bolt EV. If the system determines a collision is possible or imminent, it can enhance your braking or apply hard emergency braking to bring the Bolt EV to a complete stop. The Following Distance Indicator is another active safety feature that minimizes the potential for collisions by notifying you when you’re following too closely or tailgating the traffic ahead. Lane Keep Assist with Lane-Departure Warning helps you keep the Bolt EV centered in its lane while the IntelliBeam headlights automatically brighten and dim based on the presence of oncoming traffic.
Chevy gives you the option to add a suite of enhanced tools that build on the Chevy Safety Assist suite. You can replace the HD Rear Vision Camera with HD Surround Vision, which gives you a 360-degree view around the Bolt EV and is especially helpful when you’re navigating a busy or congested area. Rear Cross Traffic Alert notifies you of vehicles in the rear path of the Bolt EV and, like the HD Surround Vision, can be a real “bumper-saver” when you’re backing out of a parking space at the mall, grocery store, or another high-traffic venue.
If you spend a lot of time cruising at highway speeds, then you’ll want to add Adaptive Cruise Control to the Bolt EV. Traditional cruise control relies on your input to set and reset your speed to match the flow of traffic as needed. Adaptive Cruise Control takes more of the burden off of you by monitoring the flow of traffic. Once you set your desired speed, the system will actively maintain that speed unless the traffic ahead slows. It will then adjust the Bolt’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, giving you enough time to change lanes as needed.
Electric cars like the 2022 Bolt EV embody a new realm of innovation that conjures up images of futuristic-like technology; it’s a battery-powered car, after all. Futuristic is one way to describe the Bolt EV’s technology, but cutting-edge is far more appropriate and is exactly what you’ll find when you’re behind the wheel of Chevy’s redesigned EV. So, how futuristic does the cockpit feel?
You’ll have all the information and control you need within eyesight, thanks to the all-new 8.0-inch reconfigurable color gauge cluster behind the steering wheel that displays your speed, driving range, and other data. The 10.2-inch color touchscreen display is your central hub of connectivity, but it houses more than just the Chevy Infotainment System. From the display, you’ll also find the climate controls, which is yet another way that Chevy streamlines the Bolt’s design and reduces clutter in the cabin.
From the infotainment system, you’ll have access to your smartphone and your favorite apps with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The Bolt EV is outfitted with a wireless charging station, which means you can leave your charging cables at home. You’ll also have access to an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that turns the Bolt EV into a mobile office and entertainment venue by keeping you connected wherever the road leads.
Aside from syncing your smartphone, the Chevy Infotainment System also puts a variety of apps at your fingertips. You can stream new music using Spotify or get weather updates through The Weather Channel App. The most notable update is the addition of Alexa, which allows you to use simple voice commands to play your favorite music, listen to a podcast, navigate the most efficient route, make phone calls, respond to text messages, add items to your Amazon shopping list, and much more. With Alexa, you’ll stay connected to your busy life while keeping your eyes and your focus on the road.