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Chevy Bolt News, Reviews and Pricing

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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By John Goreham on January 22, 2024 - 3:44PM
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By John Goreham on January 16, 2024 - 4:52PM
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By John Goreham on January 11, 2024 - 1:42PM
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By John Goreham on January 10, 2024 - 8:48AM
Over the coming year, the volume of affordable battery-electric vehicles delivered to American consumers will drop significantly. We break down the numbers model by model.
By John Goreham on January 9, 2024 - 3:36PM
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By John Goreham on January 4, 2024 - 9:01PM
Nearly thirty years into the modern era of electric vehicles, so-called experts and advocates of electric vehicles cannot agree on what the definition of an “EV” is. Remarkably, they cannot even agree on what to call an EV charger. 
By John Goreham on December 18, 2023 - 1:02PM
Here’s how the Chevrolet  Bolt unfairly got a reputation as “slow to charge” when using public direct current fast charging (DCFC).
By Justin Hart on December 16, 2023 - 1:47PM
The Chevy Bolt is one of the best selling EVs in the US and it will end production on December 18th. General Motors plans to bring it back on the newer Ultium EV platform in 2025, but for now Chevy is canceling its most popular and affordable EV.
By John Goreham on December 11, 2023 - 10:07AM
General Motors’ two affordable EVs are now in limbo. However, Hyundai’s Kona EV continues to provide great value for those looking for a small battery-electric crossover.
By Mary Conway on November 12, 2023 - 2:56PM
A new company has caught GM's eye for using different, more affordable compounds.
By Charles North VI on November 4, 2023 - 11:13PM
The Chevrolet Bolt EV lives to see another year again. The question is simple: what year will that be?
By John Goreham on October 31, 2023 - 9:49AM
The new Chevrolet Equinox pricing has been announced and it is not “Around $30K” as almost every media outlet reported. The starting price is closer to $50K. Here are the details on how the auto media helps automakers pretend EVs are affordable.
By Mary Conway on October 28, 2023 - 4:41PM
After "Finding New Roads" and Being "Like a Rock," Chevrolet wants you to know it has a vehicle for wherever you are heading.
By Charles North VI on October 23, 2023 - 9:48AM
Don't sleep on the Chevrolet Bolt EV if you are looking to go electric because there are certain specs and things that make the Bolt EV a better electric vehicle than any of its competition.
By Peter Neilson on August 29, 2023 - 5:32PM
From luxury lapses to futuristic fallacies, journey through the tales of 7 hybrid hopefuls that promised green dreams but faded into history's pages.
By Mary Conway on August 16, 2023 - 10:06PM
General Motors says it is leading a $60 million Series B financing round in a new company in hopes it can speed up battery development and make batteries more affordable.
By John Goreham on August 8, 2023 - 1:25PM
A Chevrolet Bolt caught fire and burned in an owner's driveway this week. Apparently, the Bolt fire issue is not behind us.
By John Goreham on July 18, 2023 - 12:40PM
Electrify America is making two important changes to its prices. Here’s what you need to know.
By John Goreham on July 17, 2023 - 11:37AM
If you are a new EV owner, here are some apps your fellow EV owners rely upon. Download them today.
By Peter Neilson on July 11, 2023 - 12:57PM
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By Peter Neilson on June 19, 2023 - 2:44PM
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By John Goreham on June 5, 2023 - 8:38AM
We make the case that if EVs are intended to make a dent in climate change, then commercial EVs make a lot more sense than personal EVs.
By John Goreham on May 2, 2023 - 8:58AM
The cost of a vehicle goes well beyond the initial purchase price. KBB looked closely at the total cost to own an electric car and has determined that the Chevy Bolt is the most affordable overall.
By John Goreham on April 3, 2023 - 4:26PM
Some of the best vehicles in America are in such short supply the wait to own one is a year or more. The Chevy Bolt EUV, Toyota RAV4 Prime, and Ford Maverick top our list of the best vehicles you can’t have.
By John Goreham on March 10, 2023 - 2:04PM
We’ve looked closely at the five questions non-Tesla brand EV owners ask about using the newly-opened Tesla Superchargers. Here is what you need to know if you own an EV other than a Tesla and want to charge at one of the Tesla Superchargers now open to most EV models.
By John Goreham on March 7, 2023 - 8:59AM
The unit we use for electric vehicle battery capacity is not an SI unit, meaning it is not part of the metric system. Here’s why kilowatt-hours isn’t metric.
By John Goreham on February 24, 2023 - 2:05PM
Price increases announced by Electrify America this week push the cost to power an EV past what a conventionally-powered gas car costs. Hybrids are now the clear leader in energy cost per mile.