2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV | GM’s flagship EV’s ships early

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV is made at GM’s Lake Orion Facility in Michigan

GM has begun manufacturing the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV as well as the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the first cars are already on their way to dealerships, according to GM.

That’s about a month prior than GM previously suggested this year, amid many delayed deployments and arrivals due to microchips and supply problems. GM says that, the very first Bolt EUV shipments will take place by the end of May.

Both models, assembled in Lake Orion, Michigan, are Bolt EV refreshes for 2022, but it’s the Bolt EUV that adds a relatively more significant form factor to the Bolt EV formula.

The EUV is only 6.3 inches long and has a 2.9-inch longer wheelbase than the EV, but it has more rear-seat space and cargo flexibility.

Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles are assembled at the General Motors Orion plant in Orion Township, Michigan.

The EUV is the only vehicle to offer GM’s Super Cruise along with a panoramic sunroof, as well as a new seat design and a multitude of interface changes, including one with a one-pedal driving mode.

There’s also a Level  charging and full Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

The Chevy Bolt EUV is essentially a better Bolt almost every way, though some buyers will miss having an all-wheel-drive as an option on this front-wheel-drive EV.

When the first Bolt EVs were sold to customers back in December 2016, they were the first non-Tesla vehicles with a range of more than 200 miles.

The Bolt EV was rated at 238 miles for the first three years, but a battery upgrade—from 60 kWh to 66 kWh—increased the rating to 259 miles for the 2020 model year.

With its 2022 refresh, the Bolt EV keeps its 259-mile range rating, while the Bolt EUV gets a 247-mile range rating due to its greater curb weight and potential aerodynamic differences.

The new 2022 Chevy Bolt EV’s base price has been dropped by $5,500 to $31,995, whereas the EUV’s price starts at $33,995. The $7,500 EV tax credit isn’t available here; however, the price reduction positions GM to remain a leader in EV accessibility even without it.

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