The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV comes standard with DC Fast Charge (480 volt) capabilities, GM Authority has learned. The Fast Charge capabilities are standard only on the range-topping Premier trim level, while the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV LT trim level offers DC Fast Charging as an available option.
This is a significant change when compared to the previous 2020 model year, which offered DC Fast Charging as an available option on both the LT trim and the Premier trim.
Level 1 (120 volt) and Level 2 (240 volt) charging capabilities are standard across the line for both the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV and the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV.
|2020 Bolt EV LT||2020 Bolt EV Premier||2021 Bolt EV LT||2021 Bolt EV Premier|
|Level 1 (120 V):||S||S||S||S|
|Level 2 (240 V):||S||S||S||S|
|DC Fast Charge (480 V):||A||A||A||S|
However, as a result of delays incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bolt refresh will instead arrive for the 2022 model year. When it does, the new trim level structure will include the 1LT and 2LT equipment groups, marking the first trim level restructure for the Bolt EV since it first went on sale for the 2017 model year.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV is set to hit production in the summer of 2021 calendar year. At that time, Chevrolet will also have unveiled the Chevy Bolt EUV, a new crossover based on the same GM BEVII platform, with production taking place at General Motors’ Lake Orio Assembly plant in Michigan.
It’s also believed that both vehicles will come with the same powertrain. The current Chevy Bolt EV is powered by a 66-kWh lithium-ion battery, which provides electricity to an electric motor turning out 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Range is rated at roughly 259 miles per charge.
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