The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV Premier sits at the top of the Bolt trim level lineup with a host of impressive features, including 480-volt DC Fast Charge capability, which is now standard for the 2021 model year. However, with the addition of standard DC Fast Charging, the 2021 Bolt EV Premier is also slightly more expensive than the preceding 2020 model year.
With the latest 2021 model year changeover, the 2021 Bolt EV Premier is now priced at $42,695, $800 more than the 2020 Bolt EV Premier, which starts at $41,895.
Previously, the 2020 Bolt EV Premier offered DC Fast Charging as an available option. The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV LT trim will continue to offer DV Fast Charging as an available option. Just like the previous 2020 model year, both trim levels will once again come standard with Level 1 (120-volt) and Level 2 (240-volt) charging capabilities for the 2021 model year.
|2020 Bolt EV LT||2020 Bolt EV Premier||2021 Bolt EV LT||2021 Bolt EV Premier|
|Level 1 (120V):||S||S||S||S|
|Level 2 (240V):||S||S||S||S|
|DC Fast Charge (480V):||A||A||A||S|
The 2021 Bolt EV was originally set to debut a refresh for the all-electric nameplate, ushering in a raft of changes including a new design for the front and rear fascias, an updated interior, new seats, and a redesigned trim level structure with the introduction of new 1LT and 2LT equipment groups.
Unfortunately, the refresh was pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now slated to arrive with the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV.
The 2021 Bolt EV is currently rolling off the line at General Motors’ Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, while the refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV will hit production next year. The all-electric five-door is powered by a 66-kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor combo that puts down 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Range-per-charge is rated at 259 miles.