2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The Chevrolet Bolt EV receives a few minor changes and updates for the 2020 model year, representing the fourth model year of the first-generation Bolt EV. The biggest change is the addition of 21 miles to the Bolt EV’s electric driving range for a maximum of 259 mile range.
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Deletion of two exterior colors
- Addition of two new exterior colors
- High gloss black grille with wave pattern replaces Dark Silver grille and Black grille on all models and all colors
- Keyless open is now only on front doors
- Addition of all-weather floor liner (LPO-level item)
- HD Rear Vision Camera replaces Rear Vision Camera
- HD Surround Vision replaces Surround Vision
- Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking is now called Automatic Emergency Braking
- New AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) that uses front and rear speakers
- Larger battery pack for an additional 21 mile driving range, resulting in 259 total mile range
- DC fast charging enhancements
- Rear Seat Delete Package now includes Driver Confidence Package and Driver Confidence II Package
See detailed 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV changes, updates and new features here: 2020 Chevrolet Bolt change log.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2020 Chevy Bolt is offered as a subcompact five-door hatchback that Chevrolet initially characterized as a crossover while the EPA classifies as a small wagon.
Like all first-generation units of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2020 Bolt continues riding on a variant of the GM Gamma 2 platform called the GM BEV2 platform.
Powertrain & Range
The 2020 Bolt EV is powered by a 66 kWh lithium ion battery pack mated to an electric drive motor. The system gained 6 kWh for the 2020 model year, delivering 21 more miles of driving range for a total of 259 miles.
On a full charge, the 2020 Bolt EV delivers an EPA-estimated electric driving range of 259 miles.
The time to charge the 2020 Bolt EV can vary based on the type of charger and current:
- 120 Volt charger: 4 miles / 6 km of range per hour (using standard cord)
- 240 Volt charger: full charge in 10 hours
- DC Fast Charge: up to 90 miles in 30 minutes
The 2020 Chevy Bolt is assembled by GM USA at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan, USA. The battery and motor drive unit are made in Incheon, South Korea.
The 2020 Bolt launched in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
The 2020 model year represents the fourth year of the first-generation Chevy Bolt EV. An all-new next Chevy Bolt EV is expected around the 2025 model year. While we initially expected the 2021 model year to deliver a midcycle enhancement in the form of interior improvements and freshened exterior design, such is not the case, and the 2021 model goes mostly unchanged.
|Model:||Chevrolet Bolt EV|
|Platform:||GM BEV2 platform (a derivative of G2SC platform)|
|Body style / driveline:||front-wheel-drive, five-passenger, five-door all-electric CUV|
|Construction:||Steel and Aluminum|
|EPA vehicle class:||Small Wagon (EPA does not have a cross-over category)|
|Key competitors:||Nissan Leaf, Kia Nero EV, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Soul EV, BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric, VW eGolf, Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric|
|Manufacturing location:||GM Lake Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan, USA|
|Battery manufacturing location:||Incheon, South Korea|
|Motor and drive unit manufacturing location:||Incheon, South Korea|
|Type:||rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules|
|Mass (lb / kg):||947 / 430|
|Thermal system:||liquid active thermal control|
|Warranty:||8 years / 100,000 miles|
|Electric driving range:||EPA-estimated 259 miles|
|Warranty:||8 years / 100,000 miles of battery and electric components coverage|
|Type:||Single motor and gearset|
|Motor:||permanent magnetic drive motor|
|Power:||200 hp/150 kW|
|Torque: (lb-ft / Nm):||266 lb.ft./360 Nm|
|Final drive ratio (:1):||7.05:1|
|120 V:||4 miles / 6 km of range per hour (using standard cord)|
|240 V:||full charge in 10 hours|
|SAE Combo DC Fast Charge:||up to 90 miles in 30 minutes|
|Top speed (mph / kph):||91 / 145|
|0-60 mph:||6.5 seconds|
|Front:||Independent MacPherson strut-type front suspension with side load compensating and finely tuned springs, direct-acting solid stabilizer bar system and ride & handling oriented LCA bushings.|
|Rear:||Compound crank (torsion beam) type rear suspension with the closed section V-shaped profile axle; specifically tuned coil springs, performance balanced shock absorber, angled A-bushing supporting understeer tendency on cornering maneuver and kinematically optimized torsion beam providing stable and best ride & handling performance.|
|Chassis control:||Four-channel ABS; Traction control system; StabiliTrak; Drag control|
|Steering type:||column-mounted electric power steering|
|Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:||2.91 revolutions|
|Steering ratio:||16.8 :1|
|Type:||power four-wheel disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; partially regenerative; dynamic rear brake proportioning|
|Brake rotor diameter front (mm / in):||276 / 11|
|Brake rotor diameter rear (mm / in):||264 / 10|
|Total swept area (front) (cu cm):||1398.9|
|Total swept area (rear) (cu cm):||1131.4|
|Wheel material:||cast aluminum|
|Tires:||Michelin Energy Saver A/S 215/50R17 all-season|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||102.4 / 2600|
|Overall length (in / mm):||164.0 / 4166|
|Overall width (in / mm):||69.5 / 1765|
|Track width front (in / mm):||59 / 1501|
|Track width rear (in / mm):||59.1 / 1501|
|Height (in / mm):||62.8 / 1594|
|Front overhang (in / mm):||32.9 / 836|
|Rear overhang (in / mm):||28.7 / 730|
|Seating capacity (front / rear):||2 / 3|
|Headroom (first row) (in. / mm):||39.7 / 1009|
|Headroom (second row) (in. / mm):||37.9 / 962|
|Shoulder room (first row) (in / mm):||54.6 / 1387|
|Shoulder room (second row) (in / mm):||52.8 / 1340|
|Hip room (first row) (in / mm):||51.6 / 1310|
|Hip room (second row) (in / mm):||50.8 / 290|
|Legroom (first row) (in / mm):||41.6 / 1056|
|Legroom (second row) (in / mm):||36.5 / 927|
|Curb weight (lb / kg);||3580 / 1624|
|EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):||94.4 / 2673|
|Passenger volume (first row) (cu ft / L):||52.2 / 1478|
|Passenger volume (second row) (cu ft / L):||42.2 / 1195|
|Max cargo volume (cu ft / L):||56.6 / 1603|
|Cargo volume behind rear seat:||16.9 / 478|
|Heating cooling (qt / L):||Heating loop 1.8L|
|Battery pack cooling (qt / L):||6.9L (RESS cooling loop total coolant volume)|
|Power electronics cooling (qt / L):||3.9L (PE & DU cooling loop total coolant volume)|
|Drive unit fluid (qt / L):||2.9L|
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