Chevy Bolt EV, Bolt EUV Among Autotrader’s 10 Best Electric Vehicles For 202233
The Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV have been named two of the best battery-electric vehicles to own or purchase for the 2022 model year by AutoTrader.
AutoTrader released its annual best electric vehicles ranking this week, which lists currently available that its editors believe are the most impressive. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup found its way on this list, as we reported earlier this week, but it wasn’t the only GM EV to receive praise from the publication. Both the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and Bolt EV were also included on the list, with editors offering praise for the recent redesign of the electric crossover.
“The Bolt recently received a makeover and a slightly larger EUV (electric utility vehicle) sibling,” AutoTrader said of the compact EVs. “Its new exterior and interior designs improved on the outgoing model’s minor shortcomings, and the improved battery capacity and motor make the 2022 Bolt even more capable.”
The Bolt EUV’s inclusion here is somewhat important, as rival offerings like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen ID.4 were also included on the list. While the Bolt EUV is a bit smaller than these two offerings, the limited number of battery-powered models on the market at the moment means consumers will likely cross-shop similarly-sized EVs. Other vehicles in AutoTrader’s ranking included the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge, 2022 Tesla Model 3, 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, 2022 Kia EV6 and the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Unlike some vehicle rankings, this one was based on editors’ own impressions of the vehicles. The editorial team drove and lived with every single one of the vehicles on the list, evaluating them based on how easy they were to live with day-to-day and how well they fulfilled their intended purpose.
“The editors took each electric vehicle through seemingly mundane but important tasks like parking, lane-changing, backing up, and loading cargo space,” AutoTrader said of its study. “They also assessed essentials like acceleration, braking, handling, interior quiet and comfort, as well as materials and build quality.”
The Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV recently re-entered production after GM was forced to issue a stop-sale on both vehicles due to a large-scale recall related to battery fire risks. The compact EVs are produced at the GM Orion Assembly plant in Michigan.
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This would be more meaningful if there were a lot of EVs on the market.
Lol at all those downvotes. Am I the only one that actually looked up the list and read it?
It had pretty much every manufacturer on it in alphabetical order only. So according to them you can’t go wrong. It was a basically useless list.
I’ve owned a 2022 BOLT EUV for the past 3/4 of a year…. High value, extremely quiet – and very comfortable for a Chevy… Bigger than the Bolt EV which For me was just a bit too small.
I have a stripped model – but its really one of the nicest Chevrolet’s I ever owned. Autotrader made a good choice here.
Supposedly Mary Barra drives the car daily – whether that is true who knows – but it is very nice for a daily driver. And I constantly get complemented at how attractive the car is in person.
They should just have a these are bad EV list. It would be smaller than this.
Oh look. A four wheeled fire hazard.
18 fires out of several hundred thousand cars is hardly a hazard.
Those are just the fires that have been reported silly bolt bootlicker.
That was not GM ‘s fault. LG Chemical accepted the blame and paid for the damages and replacements. Tesla is different because they made their own batteries and had the blame when their Model S and X cars caught fire or killed drivers.
Just think in 10 years time, EV’s will be your only choice if buying new. Enjoy!
And I won’t buy new vehicles. Which is fine by me.
Silly EV cultist
I bet you don’t have a battery or any electrical devices in your cars, so you hand crank your engine and keep your windows open to get fresh air and listen to road noises for entertainment. Oh, you cannot drive at night, either because you have no lights! Ha!
As gasoline powered vehicles go away, so will gas stations. As their competition disappears, the remaining gas stations will start bumping up the price. You will become their _____ (5 letter word for female dog. starts with a b )
Filling with gas takes 3 or 4 minutes. Charging at a charging station takes HOURS as these electric charging stations suck so much electricity out of the grid.
If we ever get to 10% of the vehicles on the road being EV, we will have a complete hot mess as people try to charged their vehicles. Perhaps a 30 minute time limit at charging stations will help – and give drivers another 30 miles of driving.
No – EV is absolutely not the solution to preserving the earth! The last time I went to an EV repaiir sseminar (I own and auto shop) , I was told that Toyota is working (along with everyone else) on finding a solution to recycling the Lithium Ion batteries, but they have thousands of these very dangerous and earth unfriendly batteries!
The mistake some State governments are making is banning ICE vehicles or farm equipment entirely.
No one likes (or should like) being forced into a product they do not want…. EVs and plug-in hybrids essentially will sell themselves if the alternative is high gasoline prices…..
Right now, it costs me under $9 to purchase the electricity required to drive to Albany about 300 miles away from my hometown Buffalo, NY. My Bolt EUV is slightly larger than a compact SUV so let’s assume a similarly sized carrying-capacity Ice vehicle gets 30 mpg… That works out to about $42 – so that is less than 1/3rd the cost of refueling for the electric…
Now, getting back home would require me to stop at a fast charging station which charges triple the electricity price that I charge at home with.. But some motels and hotels offer free charging overnight as a fringe benefit to staying at their establishment. So the return trip home would vary from absolutely free, to about the same or a bit less than an ICE equivalent vehicle would.
The way that individuals transition over to EVs or Plug-in Hybrids should be totally voluntary… Many people just HAPPEN TO LIKE ICEs and that is just fine with me..
Living in a ‘Woke Blue’ state – Myself and fellow NYers are heading for trouble. In 2024 (about 1 1/2 years away), all new single family homes will have to be ALL-Electric. This will use much much more electricity than just an electric car… 2026 for commercial businesses.
Then the big Stupidity: Banning all ICE vehicle sales AND all natural gas appliance sales in 2030… No more Gas Stoves, cooktops, ovens, Clothes dryers, Water Heaters, or furnaces.
In my little sliver of the state (WNY) they have shut down 3 huge Coal fired power plants. Sometimes in the Summertime (now when there is in general little electricity generally used) – I get a message that my car is slowing down to half speed charging due to lack of available electricity….. Can you imagine the shortage in February when the Solar panels are snow covered and the windmills’ shafts are frozen?
People will freeze to death in the dark – just as apparently most of Europe will do next winter.
Incidentally, 2021 was a World Wide Record for Coal Consumption – not much in the states but you don’t have to feel sorry for the miners in W VA, Pennsylvania or Ohio…… They are shipping the vast majority of it to European and Asian destinations.
2022 is on track to set an even bigger record for Coal Consumption, and last winter was fairly cold… So much for that idiotic Global Warming – being worried about CO2 Plant Food !
You hit on a VERY important point that few people think of – WHERE will the electricity come from?? They are shutting down any reliable electrical generators and leaving only the unreliable Wind and Solar that must be subsidized by the government in order to survive.
There is a huge amount of scientific studies pointing to the feared “Climate change” of 3 degrees in a century as being fantasy. So what will the electricity price be when everything is electric and most cars are electric?? Not a pretty picture – not only super high prices, but shortages of electricity too!
And all to reduce the 400 parts per million of CO2 back to the 350 PPM that it supposedly measured 200 years ago! I believe this “Green deal” is only for control of the sheeple who blindly believe the fake news about climate change.
Well. I’m already over the curb. i make my own electricity. My solar system was installed 5 years ago. 20 years lease. No money down. I pay $65 per month plus $6 to the power Co. For billing. I save about 60% on my electric bill every month. So ; an EV will be charged practically free.
I’m just wondering how that would work out within the 5 Boroughs in New York City, I certainly haven’t heard any reports of urgency for mass Charging Stations.
That may happen if battery costs and charge times go down and range and battery life goes up. It might take more than 10 years. It’s hard to predict scientific breakthroughs.
Good job by GM fixing these issues with the Chevy Bolt I would buy one and keep my 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ V6 for winter driving this vehicle would suit me perfectly and I will enjoy the low maintenance and driving past four dollars a gallon ⛽ gas!
Not even ONE specification? Not one mention of the range or the battery type or size? No mention of 0-60 acceleration, weight of the vehicle, no mention of the battery warranty or how much it costs to replace the battery?
I’m still wondering where all of the electricity is going to come from to run the projected large number of EV’s?
I read the entire article and at the end had no information to show for my effort. “Where’s the beef”??
I suspect that you would have to go off of their previous specifications based on the cars initial launch, though the battery hazard issue has been resolved, the general information about the cars capabilities may not have changed.
I’m still waiting to have my 2020 Bolt get a new battery. I hope that happens before you start cranking out the new ones.
I used to complain that a friend’s 77,000 mile 5 year old 2017 Bolt EV was no where near to having his battery upgraded…. But as of last week, it is all changed out – 8% larger for him – all at absolutely no charge.. The battery warranty when he bought the car was 8 years/100,000 miles.
It is now 13 years/177,000 miles. Almost too generous by GM. Obviously he is one happy owner.
Hope it happens before your car catches fire.
Don’t you mean “good job LG”?
If we’re going to blame them for the entire battery problem, shouldn’t we congratulate them for fixing it?
Nate if GM didn’t call LG out on the screw up then LG would have gotten away with making faulty batteries Scott free! LG is lucky GM doesn’t continue to do business with them! I recently had an LG dishwasher and I can say it was the worst dishwasher I have ever owned it broke in less then five years, I had an LG smart phone again it did not hold up very well…. LG needs much better quality control… So again thank you GM!
The neighbors down the street bought a LG front load washer. It rust so badly they got rid of it within two years. I am am 62 years old and I am on my second Whirlpool washer. I have had GM, Ford, Dodge, Honda, and Toyota cars and the Big Three cars held up much better than the Japanese cars. Toyota was by far the worst. I have determined that foreign products are almost always overrated.
ufocbooth we replaced our LG dishwasher with a boch… It’s aGerman company but made in America it’s an excellent dishwasher,my old LG cell phone was replaced by a Samsung much better quality. I have never owned a Toyota but I have owned a 2015 Mazda 6 it was a nice car but once it hit 88,000-90,000 miles it started having trouble I have owned five GM vehicles that held up much better as long as the maintenance is done and not forgetting to check fluids regularly… To me the Japanese cars are all hype nowadays… Of course they where better then American cars in the 80’s and part of the 90’s the American cars weren’t built very well but the quality has improved greatly today the American cars are just as good if not better… I mean think about how embarrassing would it be to brag I bought a Toyota and then tell everyone you had trouble with it! It also doesn’t help that the news media constantly bashes American made products.
I’ve done extensive research on EV’s . The bolt is not designed for long trips. But with a 250 miles range is a perfect second car.The price is right. The UEV is under $40,000 loaded. Gm will install a level 2 charge outlet on your garage free! Every other ev out there are in the same miles range. I just checked out the Kia EV6 275 miles range and the dealer wants over $ 65,000. For that money you can buy a tesla model Y with a 330 mils range or a model 3 with a 350 mils range. The tesla charging network is 2nd to none. They are so far ahead of the comptician that it will take years for others to catch up. So; Now that LG has fixed the battery problem,I hope. I’m thinking of buying a bolt EUV. I drove it. The UI is very user friendly. It has one pedal driving. The lane assist is one of the best. The only draw back is that the DC charging is not that fast. But for me, I probably will never use comercial DC chargers.
If all you’re looking at is range, then I suppose your research is fine.
But, those expensive EV6s you mentioned are nothing like the EUV. First of all, the car is over a foot longer. They offer AWD and up to 576HP. That’s why they are closer to Tesla prices.
More importantly, they still qualify for the tax credit.
When I consider how the production of electricity is being reduced and the number of electricity consuming cars, appliances, furnaces, etc is expanding quickly – then I cannot imagine how anyone could chuckle???
The price of electricity is already way up, and there is very little if any reserve capacity during peak hours – so what will the cost and availability of electricity be by 2025? Probably not very good!
Every one that is actually available is listed; hardly a stand out. Still, may turn out to be the best value out there, for local use.
And GM WAS responsible for not sample testing the LG batteries safely in a lab before installing, not in customer garages. Expect all have learned well from that oversight. We shall see.