The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV all-electric models are significant vehicles for several reasons. The most important is that they are part of GM’s electric revolution, which will see the automaker introduce 30 new EVs by 2025. But let history record that the 2022 model year Bolt EV and EUV will also be the first Chevrolet models ever to be sold with a black Bow Tie emblem as standard.
The key term here is “as standard”. Chevrolet has been offering black emblems on many of its products for the past several years. In fact, a set of front and rear black Bow Tie emblems are available for the 2021 Bolt EV for $230.
However, a black Bow Tie emblem has never before been fitted as standard equipment to a Chevy vehicle, as confirmed to GM Authority by Chevrolet officials during a recent media drive event. From what we understand, the traditional gold logo will not be offered, even as an option, on the new models.
The day when it becomes possible these two Chevy electric models is just around the corner. The 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will both arrive in the summer of this year, priced to start at $31,995 and $33,995 respectively. The new Bolt EV is the result of a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) which should have been introduced for the 2021 model year but was delayed due to the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bolt EUV is a new model, though it looks similar to the 2022 Bolt EV despite the two vehicles having no body panels in common. Technically, the vehicles are also very similar – both are based on the same EV-specific GM BEV2 platform, and use the same lithium-ion battery pack and permanent magnetic drive electric motor, which produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
The major difference between the two is that the Bolt EUV is longer, which gives it an extra 3.1 inches of rear legroom, as explained our recent dimensional comparison.
General Motors has differentiated the similar vehicles in several ways, the simplest being different trim levels. Unlike its smaller relative, the Bolt EUV will also be offered with a panoramic sunroof and the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance technology, though the latter will not include the Automated Lane Change feature.
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