Chevy Bolt News, Reviews and Pricing

The Chevy Bolt EV is the first all-electric car offered by General Motors. Preceded by the much-loved plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EV in late 2016 as the first affordable long-range electric vehicle release in North America. The model has gone on to sell more than 50,000 units since then, at a time when electric vehicles remain only a small fraction of the North American market. The car is currently sold in the following two trim levels, with various safety and comfort packages available:

  • Chevy Bolt EV LT: MSRP - $36,620
  • Chevy Bolt EV Premier: MSRP - $41,020

In terms of the all-important range, the Chevy Bolt EV is capable of traveling an EPA estimated 238 miles on a single charge, although many owners report getting more than 300 miles in ideal conditions. The Bolt EV is powered by a 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack that produces 200 HP and delivers 266 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to hit a 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds, which puts this EV’s performance much closer to “hot-hatch” territory than the simple sub-compact cars to which it is often compared.

Despite having a raft of competitors - most notably the Tesla Model 3 - enter the marketplace since its launch in 2016, the Bolt EV continues to sell in steady numbers. The Chevy Bolt EV provides a practical, affordable alternative to other all-electric options available in the United States and Canada.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: DC Fast Charging Improvements That Might Have Been Overlooked

GM invited a number of journalists to test out the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV by driving from Seattle to Astoria and then on to Portland. Along the way, several journalists took the time to test the new Bolt EV's DC fast charging speeds, but there are some subtle changes they might have overlooked.
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Chevy Bolt EV Owner's Take on Tesla's Holiday Supercharger Issues

During the recent Thanksgiving holiday, Tesla's Supercharger Network succumbed to heavy traffic, leaving Tesla owners waiting in long lines just to access a charging stall. Join me as I explain some of the strategic decisions that have led to these issues and set up for the next article where I discuss some possible solutions Tesla can employ.