2022 Chevy Bolt EUV Will Feature Dual-Level Charging Option, Constantly-Evolving Tough Looks
As the age of electrification has already descended upon us, all of us here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis have been attentively watching the coming changes to the vehicle lineup, and are eager to see how the shift progresses. The Bolt EV now gains a larger relative in the form of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which combines the hardware of a Bolt Hatchback with an ideal added infusion of SUV-like style. These two models are destined to possess many unique characteristics, and will not possess a single duplicate body panel between the two of them.
Coming in at 169.5 inches long, the 2022 EUV boasts 6.3 more inches than its relative, and sits on a 2.9-inch longer wheelbase. This bodes well for passengers in the rear, which will now offer 39.1 inches of legroom to allow for some healthy sprawling out. The lean-and-clean power source for both of these vehicles is the 65-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that derives electricity to a front-mounted 200-hp motor driving the front wheels. This decision was a sensible one, as the incoming model carries 90 pounds more weight than its stubbier sibling.
One of the most important qualities that customers want to know about an incoming vehicle is its driving range, providing the ultimate benchmark for how far you can go after a full charge. 250 miles is where that number now resides, which would be enough for most suburban commuters to easily drive for an entire week or more, clocking a generous 20 miles a day. To make the necessary job of charging less difficult, there is now a “Dual-Level Charge Cord” included as standard equipment. It has a changeable plug that allows for the cord to be compatible with both 120-volt and 240-volt outlets, with the 240-volt option needing about 7 hours to complete a full charge.
The fast-charging capability is going to be a positive game-changer for the busy EUV owner who realizes they may have a bit more driving than expected over the coming day and can derive a quick and useful 95 miles of driving range from a 30-minute charge. We are fairly confident that anyone choosing this EUV will be a professed lover of awesome tech features, and the incoming EUV begins its checklist with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
You’ll also have the daily opportunity to enjoy an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, a wireless device charger, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. With the coming of a spring that is perhaps as highly-anticipated as any in history, this EUV also boasts a first for any EV or EUV, in the long-awaited form of a sunroof. It will also play host to the revolutionary Super Cruise technology, paving the way for hands-free operation on more than 200,000 miles of North America’s mapped-out roads.