Despite major recalls to the Chevy Bolt last year, Chevrolet has just released two new versions of the electric vehicle (EV), one of which is set to sport the debut of the company’s Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).
In a press release Sunday, Chevrolet announced both the 2022 Chevy Bolt and the brand new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV. While the new Bolt is a good-looking re-work of the car’s original design, the Bolt EUV features an upgraded, SUV-like interior, along with the debut release of General Motors’ (GM’s) Super Cruise ADAS.
While the Bolt EUV offers Super Cruise, the new Bolt EV has seen a price drop of roughly $5,000 (USD) from its original model, supporting GM’s hopes to spur on mainstream adoption of EVs.
Chevy says an ‘advanced’ 65 kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery pack helps the Bolt EV get up to a GM-estimated 259 miles of range (416 km) on a full charge.
The slightly larger Bolt EUV gets a GM-estimated range of 250 miles (402 km) on a full charge.
GM President Mark Reuss said, “We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so.” He continued, “Together, they enable mainstream customers to be part of our vison of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
In addition, both EVs will feature upgraded Dual Level Charge Cords, which will allow the vehicles to use Level 2 charging with the purchase of extra charging equipment.
As for pricing, both will start lower than the 2021 Bolt EV.
The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995 USD (including destination freight charge), and the 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,995 USD (including DFC), both available this summer.
“We’ve lowered Bolt EV’s base price by more than $5,000 from the 2021 model, proving our commitment to make EVs attainable for everyone,” added Hill.
In any case, the release of GM’s new EVs support the company’s plans to release 30 new EVs around the globe by 2025. And with the unveiling of its Super Cruise, we can finally see Tesla’s Full Self-Driving go head to head with another autonomous driving system.
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