2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV represents the sixth model year of the first-generation Bolt EV, and welcomes a refresh for the nameplate. Initially, we expected the 2021 Bolt EV to receive a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE), consisting of updates to the exterior and interior. However, obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the updated model to the 2022 model year.
Moving forward the 2022 Bolt EV is set to make its official debut on February 14th, the automaker has confirmed, and enter production in the summer of 2021. Chevrolet has also revealed that it has teamed up with Walt Disney World to promote the next month’s unveiling of the new electric vehicles, which will go on sale this summer. The 2022 model year also welcomes the Bolt’s slightly larger brother, the upcoming Bolt EUV. Most recently, The Bow Tie brand shared a teaser of the upcoming Bolt EV refresh and Bolt EUV.
|Model years:||2017 – Present|
|Assembly Location:||GM Lake Orion Plant, Michigan, USA|
|Battery:||Lithium-ion – 65 kWh|
|Horsepower:||200 / 150 kW|
|Torque:||266 lb-ft / 360 Nm|
The Chevy Bolt EV battery-electric car/crossover is currently The Bow Tie brand’s only fully-electric offering, however, the 2022 model year sees the addition of the larger Bolt EUV to the lineup, which slots above the Bolt EV. Both models will ride on the GM BEV2 platform, and are expected to feature the same electric drive motor as well.
As stated, the 2022 Bolt EV features a refreshed exterior design, with an entirely new front and rear fascia. The most prominent changes include modernized LED headlights that flow down seamlessly to updated fog lights. A reworked front “grille” completes the transformation, along with a black bow tie versus the conventional gold.
Interior & In-Vehicle Technology
The refreshed Bolt EV features new instrument panels and vehicle controls, with a 10.2-inch-diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and integrated climate controls for clean, intuitive interfaces. The infotainment screen features real-time displays with more details available on the 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable color gauge cluster.
There’s also a new, electronic gear shift design that uses pull toggles and push buttons to free up more interior space. For increased regenerative braking, there’s even a new one-pedal driving button that keeps the system active between drive cycles.
The new interior also includes revised seats along with a sporty, flat-bottom steering wheel, which, incorporates the Regen on Demand paddle and a black Chevy “bowtie” emblem. Additionally, the redesigned seats feature a triangular geometric pattern and contrasting color stitching, premium design that gives a consistent and upscale atmosphere, while also complementing the new instrument panel and steering wheel designs.
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV features an array of standard passive and active safety features, and offers customers the option to add in even more available technologies.
For instance, Chevy Safety Assist is standard and includes safety and advanced driver assistance technologies, such as:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- HD Rear Vision Camera
Available driver assistance technologies include:
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- HD Surround Vision
- Adaptive Cruise Control
Powertrain & Range
The 2022 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 – or 416 kilometers – per full charge of the Bolt EV’s 288-cell battery.
The 2022 Bolt EV is expected to retain the bulk of its mechanical, including suspension components. Chevy may have possibly updated spring rates and bushing materials to optimize ride comfort and agility, though this has yet to be confirmed.
Bolt EV market availability is expected to continue for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and South Korea.
|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 Station Wagon|
|Key competitors:||Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona EV, BMW i3|
|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:||7.05:1|
|120 V:||4 miles / 6 km of range per hour (using standard cord)|
|240 V:||Full charge in 7 hours|
|SAE Combo DC Fast Charge:||Up to 100 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:||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 size and type:||17 inch x 6.5, 44 offset|
|Wheel material:||Cast aluminum|
|Tires:||Michelin Energy Saver A/S 215/50R17 all-season|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||102.4 / 2600|
|Overall length (in / mm):||163.2 / 4145|
|Overall width (in / mm):||69.5 / 1765|
|Track width front (in / mm):||59.1 / 1501|
|Track width rear (in / mm):||59.1 / 1501|
|Height (in / mm):||63.4 / 1611|
|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):||40.1 / 1018|
|Headroom (second row) (in. / mm):||37.9 / 962|
|Shoulder room (first row) (in / mm):||54.6 / 1388|
|Shoulder room (second row) (in / mm):||52.8 / 1340|
|Hip room (first row) (in / mm):||51.3 / 1303|
|Hip room (second row) (in / mm):||50.6 / 1286|
|Legroom (first row) (in / mm):||44.3 / 1124|
|Legroom (second row) (in / mm):||36 / 915|
|Curb weight (lb / kg):||3589 / 1628|
|EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):||93.9 / 2659|
|Passenger volume (first row) (cu ft / L):||–|
|Passenger volume (second row) (cu ft / L):||–|
|Max cargo volume (cu ft / L):||57.0 / 1614 (rear seat folded)|
|Cargo volume behind rear seat:||16.6 / 470|
|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|
See Chevrolet Bolt EV sales numbers for all markets, including the United States, Canada, Middle East, Russia, and South Korea. Notes:
- Information for market (country) specified.
- Sales information compiled from various sources by GM Authority and Motrolix.
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