Models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV have made electric vehicles more accessible and affordable across America. Still, the automotive pioneer refuses to stop there and continues introducing new electric models that promise more capability and responsiveness. In 2022, Chevrolet expanded the Bolt family with the debut of the Bolt EUV, an SUV version of the automaker's best-selling electric vehicle. Today, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV returns to the Chevrolet stage with a lower price tag, making it an incredible find for drivers looking to adopt an all-electric lifestyle without spending a fortune.
Chevrolet has often been a trendsetter, earning this reputation again in 2023 by defying the trend that's sending new vehicle prices soaring. Instead, Chevrolet made the 2023 Bolt EUV more affordable, reducing its price tag by thousands of dollars for a starting MSRP of $27,800.[a] This affordability is incredible, especially when paired with federal incentives like the $7,500 Clean Vehicle tax credit and other state and local rebates. It's Chevrolet's way of making it more affordable to "go electric," and drivers are responding positively.
The 2023 Bolt EUV's affordable price tag is even more impressive when you consider everything you're getting with your investment. Even an entry-level Bolt EUV is well-equipped, featuring the Chevy Safety Assist suite, smartphone integration, and EV-specific tools like Regen on Demand and One Pedal Driving to extend the Bolt EUV's already impressive 247-mile range. But what else can you expect from this all-electric SUV in 2023? Here's a closer look at how Chevrolet turns heads with America's most affordable EV.
Chevrolet keeps things simple with the Bolt EUV's 2023 trim lineup. The SUV is available in two trims, the LT and Premier, that you can customize with add-ons and packages like the Redline Edition. What's most impressive about these options is that the upgrades and add-ons don't dramatically inflate the Bolt EUV's price. Chevrolet is committed to keeping its all-electric SUV affordable and fully customizable.
The Bolt EUV LT starts the lineup at $27,800 and introduces drivers to the SUV's 200-hp electric powertrain that offers an electric driving range of 247 miles.[a] The Bolt EUV Premier shares the same powertrain, meaning you'll enjoy the same range and charging capability via Level 1, Level 2, and DC Fast Charging. So, what differentiates the trims?
Despite being mechanically the same, the Bolt EUV LT and Bolt EUV Premier offer different levels of convenience, luxury, and innovation. For example, the Bolt EUV LT has traditional cruise control, but the Premier offers Adaptive Cruise Control that constantly monitors traffic and adjusts the SUV's cruising speed to maintain a safe distance. Likewise, you can upgrade the LT's cloth seats to leather, but that is a standard feature on the Premier.
The LT and Premier are equipped with automatic climate control to enhance your comfort, a cabin air filter to optimize air quality, and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system. Chevrolet's infotainment system gives you seamless access to your smartphone via a 10.2-inch touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, voice recognition, and Bluetooth capability. The Premier upgrades these features by adding a premium seven-speaker Bose sound system that delivers an immersive listening experience throughout the cabin.
Chevrolet lets you showcase your style by offering the Redline Edition on the LT and Premier trims in Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Silver Flare Metallic. This package outfits the Bolt EUV with black and red badging, Gloss Black 17-inch wheels with red accents, and red accent decals on the exterior mirror caps. The cabin features Jet Black leather-appointed seating with red stitching to complete the sporty aesthetic.
The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV lives up to Chevrolet's reputation for building engaging, reliable, and affordable vehicles. The Bolt EUV delivers this trifecta in several ways, starting with its electric powertrain that relies on a single permanent magnet drive motor and a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The combination produces 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of instantaneous torque, offering exceptional off-the-line acceleration and immediate responsiveness at virtually any speed.
The Bolt EUV's power output is remarkable, with the SUV promising this level of engagement across a 247-mile range on a fully charged battery. Moreover, Chevrolet gives you the necessary tools to harness that power and extend the Bolt EUV's range via Regen on Demand and One Pedal Driving. You can activate Regen on Demand via a paddle on the steering wheel and convert the SUV's kinetic energy into electrical energy the battery can use. Similarly, One Pedal Driving combines the function of the accelerator and brake pedals, conserving energy and allowing you to use the accelerator pedal to speed up and slow down as needed.
These tools are integral to extending the Bolt EUV's driving range, but eventually, you'll find it's time to recharge. Fortunately, Chevrolet makes recharging the Bolt EUV easy by equipping the SUV with a Dual Level Charge Cord compatible with 120-volt (Level 1) and 240-volt (Level 2) outlets. With interchangeable plugs, you always have what you need when recharging at home or on the road. But how fast can you expect the battery to recharge?
Level 1 charging relies on a standard 120-volt home outlet and can add four miles of range per hour to the Bolt EUV's battery. This slow trickle makes Level 1 charging the least efficient, which is why Chevrolet encourages drivers to take advantage of the complimentary Level 2 home charger installation that comes with the purchase of a 2023 Bolt EUV. A certified electrician will install a Level 2 charging station at your house, allowing you to fully recharge the Bolt EUV overnight in approximately seven hours. On the road, you can use DC fast chargers, adding up to 95 miles to the battery in 30 minutes.
There's no shortage of innovative technology in the 2023 Bolt EUV, with Chevrolet equipping this all-electric SUV with everything you need and more. The Bolt EUV's technology runs the entire spectrum of connectivity tools to safety and driver-assist features like Super Cruise that transform your experience in the driver's seat. Moreover, these features add outstanding value to the already well-equipped SUV, giving you more bang for your buck.
The Bolt EUV is a modern SUV with an expansive Driver Information Center and a center touchscreen display with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system. The Driver Information Center gives you vital insights into the Bolt EUV's performance, from safety alerts to speed, driving range, and efficiency. To your right, a 10.2-inch touchscreen display houses the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, voice recognition, and Bluetooth capability. This display is a hub of connectivity, giving you seamless access to your favorite apps, navigational tools, and the Bolt EUV's rear view camera.
Beyond keeping you connected, Chevrolet does an exceptional job of enhancing your experience and safety in the driver's seat. For example, you can outfit the SUV with Super Cruise, the industry's first genuine hands-free driving technology that works on over 400,000 miles of compatible roadways across North America. When you add Super Cruise, you can set your cruising speed and take your hands off the wheel as tools like Lane-Centering help keep the SUV centered in its lane, and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking constantly monitors ahead to minimize the potential for front-end collisions.
With Super Cruise dedicated to improving your experience on long stretches of highway, you can rest easy knowing that the Bolt EUV is constantly working to keep you safe. The Bolt EUV LT and Premier are equipped with the Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety and driver-assist tools. These tools include IntelliBeam automatic high beams that optimize your visibility by automatically adjusting based on the conditions. You'll also benefit from features like the Following Distance Indicator that minimizes tailgating, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking.