Although the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV are built on the same GM BEV2 platform, they do not share a single body panel, and the Bolt EUV is six inches longer. Park them next to each other and the differences are rather obvious.
But what if they’re not parked next to each other? What if one of them drives past an onlooker who can’t see the badge? How would they know which of Chevrolet‘s small EVs they have just seen? There are two easy ways to quickly distinguish both models.
From the front, the 2022 Bolt EV can easily be distinguished from the 2022 Bolt EUV by the headlights, which are all mounted on the same panel, with no material between them. The design is similar on the Bolt EUV with one very obvious exception: the upper and lower lights are separated by a body-colored panel (otherwise known as the bumper cover) running the entire width of the front fascia.
Perhaps the vehicle can’t be seen from the front. No problem. From the side, or in a rear three-quarter view, the C-pillar reveals which model is which. On the Bolt EV, the window line rises sharply at the rear passenger door, then levels out to a large extent as it completes its journey toward the liftgate. A black section at the top of the pillar gives the Bolt EV a distinctive “floating roof” appearance.
The “floating roof” effect is also apparent on the Bolt EUV, but not to the same extent. The window line makes a turn upward several inches behind the B-pillar, and then continues in a straight line, drawing the viewer’s eye to the top of the rear window.
So apart from finding the EV or EUV badges – placed at the top of the headlights or on the liftgate – that’s how to tell a Bolt EUV apart from a Bolt EV. Incidentally, both models feature standard black Chevy emblems.
The all-new Bolt EUV as well as the refreshed Bolt EV will go on sale this summer. Pricing starts at $33,995 for the Bolt EUV and $31,995 for the Bolt EV.
GM has decided to differentiate the two mechanically identical models as much as possible. As part of this policy, the duo will be offered with different trim level names – 1LT and 2LT for the Bolt EV, LT and Premier for the Bolt EUV. The Bolt EUV will also be offered with a panoramic sunroof and the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance system (though without Automated Lane Change), neither of which is available on the Bolt EV.