General Motors introduced the refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV in February, dropping in with a sixth model year for the first-generation vehicle. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled the latest estimated “fuel economy” figures for the refreshed Bolt EV.
According to the latest EPA figures, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV is rated at 131 MPGe in the city, 109 MPGe on the highway, and 120 MPGe combined.
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These figures make the refreshed 2022 model year slightly more efficient than the previous 2021 model year, which is rated at 127 MPGe in the city, 108 MPGe on the highway, and 118 MPGe combined. The new figures also make the 2022 Bolt EV more efficient than the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which is rated at 125 MPGe in the city, 104 MPGe on the highway, and 115 MPGe combined, as GM Authority covered previously.
For readers unfamiliar with the EPA’s MPGe efficiency ratings, MPGe stands for miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent. Essentially, MPGe is just like the standard MPG ratings used for gasoline-powered vehicles, but rather than estimating vehicle range per gallon of gasoline, MPGe applied to electric vehicles estimates the number of miles a vehicle can travel on the energy equivalent of a single gallon of gasoline (or 33.7 kWh of electricity).
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV introduces a revised exterior design with a brand-new fascia front and back, including new LED headlights, a new grille, and black Bow Tie badges. The refresh also includes new instrument panels and controls in the cabin, including a 10.2-inch diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and integrated climate controls.
As for the powertrain specs, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV features a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which provides electrons for a front-mounted electric motor. Range per charge is rated at 259 miles, per GM and EPA estimates.