The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV offer emissions-free driving, a practical crossover-like hatchback body style, and a small form factor, all of which make them great choices for fleet use, particularly in cities. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Chevy Bolt EV that’s been done up in a New York Correction Department (NYCD) outfit.
In photos taken at the 2022 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) earlier this year, we have a pre-refreshed, 2021 Chevy Bolt EV doing its best imitation of a police interceptor for correctional use. From the graphics on the side spelling out NYCD to the emergency lights on the roof, this Bolt EV certainly looks up to the task, though we’re not sure that this is the case on the inside, since the folks “guarding” this vehicle wouldn’t let us get any up-close photos of the interior. That said, this particular example is likely a demo vehicle made to show off what could be possible for electric transportation in the corrections industry.
As attractive as the Chevy Bolt EV looks in a police uniform, it’s worth noting that GM actually does offer a police package for the EV. Both the Bolt EV and its larger brother, the Chevy Bolt EUV can be equipped with the Special Service Vehicles (SSV) package that includes two addition circuits for extra lights as well as a handy Surveillance Mode, which allows the user to turn off all exterior and interior lights while snooping around. The package requires a Fleet or Government order type, and is not available with the Driver Confidence Package (RPO code WPA), Driver Comfort Package (RPO code WPT) or the Convenience Package (RPO code WPU).
It’s unclear if this particular Bolt EV is equipped with the SSV package or not.
As a reminder, the Chevy Bolt EV rides on the GM BEV2 platform and utilizes a single-drive electric motor, which produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque driving the front wheels. A 65 kWh lithium-ion battery provides 259 miles of range on a single charge. The closely-related Chevy Bolt EUV uses the same underpinnings and technology, but range sits slightly lower at 247 miles due to its slightly larger size and increased weight.