The new top picks were made in conjunction with the website’s latest EV Buying Guide, in which Cars.com looked at the price, range, comfort, and features for more than 30 new all-electric models on sale in Q1 of the 2022 calendar year. Through this evaluation, the website determined Top Picks in several categories, which, in addition to Commuters, also included Top Picks for Value, Families, and Luxury.
With regard to the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, Cars.com called the two all-electric Chevys “quick, fun to drive, and compact enough for congested streets and city parking, yet comfortable.”
Additionally, Cars.com acknowledges that both models were recently faced with a major recall, but that “further problems are unlikely for this established model.”
For those readers who may be unaware, General Motors recently recalled all Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV models after the discovery of a manufacturing defect in the vehicles’ battery packs. The defect may lead to a fire while charging, with GM replacing all battery packs as a precaution following the discovery.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV ride on the GM BEV2 platform, a dedicated all-electric vehicle architecture. Both models feature a 288-cell, 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which provides juice to a front-mounted Voltec motor to put down 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque at the front axle.
Range-per-charge is rated at 259 miles in the Chevy Bolt EV, and 247 miles in the Chevy Bolt EUV. Both vehicles are produced at the GM Lake Orion Plant in Michigan.