The Environmental Protection Agency has released its official range estimate for the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV electric crossover.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV will achieve an EPA-estimated 247 miles of range on a full charge. The EPA also estimates the electric crossover will achieve 125 MPGe city, 104 MPGe highway and 115 MPGe combined. This is equivalent to energy usage of 29 kWh for every 100 miles driven.
EPA data indicates the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV will cost owners around $500 per year in energy costs, based on estimates of 45% highway driving, 55% city driving and 15,000 total annual miles. This would mean it costs 96 cents to drive 25 miles in the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV based on current energy costs. The government agency says the Bolt EUV can save drivers around $5,500 per year in fuel costs over five years compared to the average new internal combustion engine-powered vehicle.
The Bolt EUV is powered by a single, front-mounted electric motor producing 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, which draws power from a 288-cell 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Standard DC fast charging capability enables the electric crossover to add up to 95 miles of range to the vehicle in about 30 minutes.
The vehicle also comes standard with Chevy’s new Dual Level Charge Cord, which features a changeable plug that makes it compatible with both a 120-volt three-prong Level 1 outlet or a 240-volt Level 2 outlet. Plugged into a 120-volt outlet, the Bolt EUV will gain 4 miles of range per hour, while a 240-volt outlet will provide a full charge in roughly 7 hours.
The Bolt EUV utilizes the GM BEV2 platform, which it shares with the existing Chevy Bolt EV. The crossover will enter production at the GM Lake Orion Assembly plant this summer, with prices starting at $33,995, including destination. The vehicle will be built and sold alongside the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV hatchback.