For the next several days, GM Authority will be behind the wheel of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV introduces a refresh for the all-electric nameplate, slotting in as the sixth model year of the first-generation vehicle and ushering in a number of changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV is produced at the GM Lake Orion Plant in Michigan, and is motivated by a single-drive electric motor powering the front axle. Output is rated at 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, with electricity sourced from a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Range-per-charge is rated at 259 miles. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV rides on the GM BEV2 platform.
One of the most noticeable changes for the 2022 model-year refresh is all-new styling, which includes a fresh front fascia with slim lighting elements and a blocked-off front grille section. The singular body style on offer is a five-door hatchback / crossover.
Two trim levels are offered, including the base-level 1LT and the up-level 2LT. Our tester is the 2LT trim, and is covered in Bright Blue Metallic paint, a $395 option, with a standard Jet Black Leather interior. The wheels are 17-inch Machined-Face aluminum with Carbon Flash Painted Pockets, fitted as standard.
Our tester is also fitted with the optional Infotainment Package, which includes USB charging-only ports, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless device charging, all of which is bundled together for an extra $595. Adaptive Cruise Control is also equipped, priced at $375.
In terms of tech, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV is equipped as standard with Chevy Safety Assist, which includes:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator
- Forward Collision Alert
- IntelliBeam Automatic High Beam headlamps
Cabin highlights include a leather-wrapped steering wheel with heating feature, heated driver and passenger seats, and a 10.2-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included.
So, if there’s anything you want to know about the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV beyond the spec sheet, let us know in the comments section, and we’ll reply as soon as we’re able.
Ready… set… go.