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Ultra-Efficient Fast Charging Option Now Standard For 2021 Chevy Bolt EV Premier

Since electrification has now reached a point where it is almost standard with todays automobiles, there have been many important updates for us to tell our customers about here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis. The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV will now come standard with DC Fast Charge capability, as reported this past week on the GM Authority blog. It will be available on the range-topping Premier trim level, while the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV LT trim level offers DC Fast Charging as an additional available option. 

This makes things quite different than charge sourcing available on last year’s model, which offered DC Fast Charging not as standard but as an available option on both the LT trim and the Premier trim. Level 1 and Level 2 charging capabilities are now standard across the line for both the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV and the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV, still a viable option to prepare for a week of work or busy errands while conveniently plugged in. The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV saw a slight delay on the original refresh that was prepared to offer a new trim level structure, completely redesigned interior, new front and rear fascias, and new seats. 

Due to the events of the pandemic and its push on scheduling and rollout, the Bolt refresh will now arrive for the 2022 model year. This trim level lineup will be the first detailed restructure since the Bolt EV went on sale 3 years ago and will include the 1LT and 2LT equipment groups. The 2022 Chevy Bolt is currently scheduled to begin production during the summer of 2021 when the brand new Bolt EUV will see its official unveiling. The new EUV will be a crossover based on the same GM BEVII platform, produced in Michigan at the Lake Orio Assembly Plant.  

The current Chevy Bolt EV is powered by a 66-KWh lithium-ion battery, which generates electricity to an electric motor that cranks out 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The current model offers 259 miles per charge, a superior advancement above cars that just 5 years ago were still in the completion stages of the drawing board. This year’s model also received the NHTSA 5-star overall vehicle score for safety, touting a solid sense of security as a savvy choice for a road-ready sidekick. 

There are now over 40,000 locations to plug in nationwide, and the on board Energy Assistant conveniently shows you where the closest one to you is. The Target Charge Level mode allows you to set an optimal charging range based on your detailed needs, and Location-Based Charging helps you ease spending by allowing you to program the Bolt EV to acquire a charge at home during hours that are not within peak electricity billing times. The DC Fast Charging option offers up to 100 miles of range in just 30 minutes, a time-efficient and useful addition to this Eco-friendly and useful EV! 

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