It’s important for any manufacturer when one of its cars gets refreshed for a new model year. Still, the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV could turn out to be more significant than your usual mid-cycle refresh. With a new body, a refreshed and larger interior, a good helping of upgraded technology, and affordable prices, the new Chevy Bolt could convince a significant number of people to make the switch to an all-electric car for the very first time.
Automakers appreciate that it’s a pretty big deal for consumers to grab the bull by the horns and finally make a move to an all-electric vehicle for the first time, so it probably makes sense at the moment to avoid confusing matters by offering buyers a bewildering number of trim levels and configurations. With some electric cars, buyers are confronted by lots of different battery sizes, ranges, performance figures, and trim levels, but Chevrolet has kept it as simple as possible with just one well-equipped LT trim level for the Bolt in 2022.
Not everyone who buys an electric car these days wants the entire world to know they’re driving an electric car, but the way some EVs are designed it’s obvious there’s something different about them, and this can be off-putting for some. The Chevy Bolt was already a nicely conventionally styled car, and the refresh for 2022 sticks to the same principle. The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a new face with slim LED headlights that give the car a very contemporary look, while the overhaul silhouette of the car is quite planted and has a bit of the hot hatch about it.
The interior also benefits from a bit of a makeover with redesigned front seats, and the whole look of the dash is neater and a little more futuristic than it was already. This is a car you can feel comfortable in, both in terms of the extra interior space and the fact you still feel like you’re inside a car rather than a spaceship.
The Bolt is fairly light for an electric vehicle, and that matters even more with an EV than it does with a conventional car with an internal combustion engine on board. The electric motor system employed by the 2022 Bolt gets its power from a 65-kWh battery pack that GM says is good for a driving range on a full charge of 259 miles. That’s an awful lot more than the vast majority of us drive in a day, or several days for that matter, and the system’s 200 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque that drives the front wheels is pretty impressive for a car of this size.
A new 11-kilowatt onboard charger gets the charging time down to around 7 hours when connected to a 48-amp wall box with a 60-amp circuit, while DC fast-charging allows the Bolt EV to be charged enough for a 100-mile range in just 30 minutes. The Bolt EV is a great car for lots of family applications, but it’s especially suited to those repeated short journeys in and around Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, and Leduc.
Getting behind the wheel of any new car is important when you’re thinking of buying one, but it’s even more important when you’re thinking of buying an EV like the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Come down to see us here at Don Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC located at 10727 82nd Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, to experience an entirely new world of driving with a test drive in the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, or give us a call right now on (780) 493-0071 for more details about availability and prices.