The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV has been named the Urban Green Car of the Year by the experts at Green Car Journal, certifying the car as one of the best eco-friendly vehicles for city dwellers.
The Chevy Bolt EUV was up against stiff competition for the 2022 Urban Green Car of the Year Award, including the Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Venue, Kia Seltos and MINI Cooper SE. The subcompact crossover took home the Urban Green Car of the Year title despite the battery fire safety recall that is still active on the vehicle, which forced General Motors to pause production while it worked on a solution for the battery fires.
“Featuring a compact footprint and welcome functionality, the electric Bolt EUV crossover offers city-friendly maneuverability and a 247-mile range,” Green Car Journal editors said in their assessment of the electric crossover.
A new addition to the Chevy lineup for 2022, the Bolt EUV rides on the same BEV2 electric vehicle platform as the closely related Bolt EV hatchback and also uses the same front-mounted electric motor and 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Bolt EUV produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque from its single electric motor, propelling the vehicle from zero to 60 mph in around 6.5 seconds. It also boasts an EPA-estimated range of 247 miles, which is slightly less than the Bolt EV’s rating of 259 miles. This is mostly due to the Bolt EUV’s slightly larger size and more upright shape, which give it the benefit of more spacious interior and cargo dimensions.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is produced alongside the 2022 Bolt EV at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan. The vehicle is currently on a limited production schedule as GM works to replace the battery packs in customer vehicles affected by the battery fire recall.