At a private event in Disney World in February, Chevy finally unveiled the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV alongside the 2022 Bolt EV to the world, sparking a new generation for the popular Chevy lineup. Before this event, the Bolt was the only Chevy EV on the market, and fans have been patiently awaiting the arrival of this new electric-powered SUV. For the standard Bolt EV, several improvements have been made this time around, most of which are either found within the interior or underlying tech that stitches the whole experience together. The all-new 2022 Bolt EUV is very reminiscent of its standard counterpart, with highly similar levels of performance and a few extra neat tricks as well.
While there have been reports of disgruntled Chevy enthusiasts who were waiting for an increase in mileage-range or general performance, Chevy has made a substantial change for the Bolt EV. Those who had purchased a Bolt EV in the past will likely understand how advanced safety features weren’t exactly a strong suit of the Bolt EV. This is changing with the new model as both the 2022 variant and the new Bolt EUV both come with some impressive safety features right out of the gate, meaning this efficient ride is also more reliable than ever before. You may be wondering how else these new vehicles differ from anything we’ve seen in the past, and we will help you figure that out.
Any Performance Upgrades?
Sadly, there are no additions this year for the 2022 Bolt EV’s powertrain, and it very much remains the same configuration that we’ve seen for the past couple of years. What this means is that the 2022 Bolt EV will sport the same 259-mileage range as previous models, still a far better experience than the 238-mileage range on even older models. This is still above and beyond other market competitors, so there is not much to miss with this excellent range.
For the Bolt EUV, the new electric SUV will perform with the same amount of horsepower as the regular EV but will ultimately travel nine miles less on a single charge. This lower mileage is probably simply due to the EUV’s larger size and is still excellent for an electric vehicle. Some enthusiasts are a tad upset about the omission of a more efficient solution this time around, wanting more and more every year. However, when you consider that the new Bolt EV is slated to cost around $5,000 less than its predecessor, it certainly makes up for it.
For reference, inside of the 2022 Bolt EV, this year is a 65-kWh battery that comes paired with a motor. The battery is a crucial component of the whole vehicle as it allows for the excellent fuel-efficiency that the Bolt EV is known for. As this is similar to previous models, the 2022 Bolt EV will produce 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque with estimated ratings of 127 MPGe city and 108 MPGe highway. For newcomers, these two new vehicles are an excellent gateway into the world of electric vehicles.
Robust Safety Features
As previously stated, older models of the Bolt EV never came standard with any advanced safety features. Instead, if you wanted these features, you were relegated to spending extra, and this is no longer the case with the 2022 Bolt EV. This is thanks to the now-standard integration of Chevy Safety Assist, and this will also be extending to the 2022 Bolt EUV. Every feature that comes included with this safety suite results in a far safer driving experience when behind the wheel of a Chevy EV.
Additionally, the 2021 Bolt EV had received an Overall Safety Rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
. This rating is also shared with the 2020 model and the 2019 variant as well. The NHTSA hasn’t conducted its test on the 2022 Bolt EV as of yet, but it’s important to note that the Bolt’s lineup has a history of excellent safety. However, with the new set of advanced safety features, both the Bolt EV and EUV will have an extra layer of reliability.
Features that you’ll find as part of the integrated safety package include Automatic Emergency Braking, which will assist you in applying pressure to your brakes if an accident is imminent. However, this feature will work best if you have an alert system, and luckily, Forward Collision Alert comes standard as well for that exact reason. These two features also work together in tandem with another included feature, Front Pedestrian Braking. Whereas Automatic Emergency Braking is utilized when an impact with another vehicle is imminent, Front Pedestrian Braking can prevent your vehicle from colliding with a person. As you can imagine, all three of these features serve a highly important purpose.
Also coming standard with the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV is Intellibeam Auto High Beam Assist that will automatically turn your high beams on and off depending on various circumstances such as road conditions, visibility, and oncoming traffic. For freeway travel, your 2022 Bolt EV or EUV will come equipped with both Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning. Lane Departure Warning is another alert system that will warn you if you’ve unintentionally switched lanes or drifting while driving on the freeway. Lane Keep Assist then helps you correct your vehicle’s positioning on the road with subtle steering input. It’s worth noting, these features are purely utilized in emergencies and should never be actively sought out when driving.
The Much Anticipated Super Cruise
This year, the new 2022 Bolt EUV comes equipped with support for the all-new Super Cruise technology. Super Cruise is Chevy’s first foray into semi-autonomous travel, allowing the driver to take their hands off of the wheel for some time while the vehicle itself does the heavy work. Of course, this doesn’t mean you won’t have to drive the vehicle, as quite a bit of input is required on your end while Super Cruise does its work.
Impressively, Super Cruise not only works with accelerating and slowing down but can also perform lane changes. Super Cruise can only be utilized on roads that have been specially approved for the technology, which there are currently over 200,000 miles worth of supported roads currently in North America, with more to come. Identifying when you’re on one of these roads is simple, too, as the 2022 Bolt EUV has a light bar at the top of the steering wheel that changes colors according to the road you’re on, with green meaning you’re on a Super Cruise-compatible road and safe to engage it.
The Future Starts Now
It’s no secret that manufacturers have been competing with one another to produce mainstream electric vehicles. However, Chevy has made some impressive improvements within a short time on the market, and now that the Chevy Bolt EV has had enough time on the market to flourish, more people are beginning to pay closer attention. This new Bolt EV is, in many ways, the quintessential Chevy EV. However, if you’re looking for something a bit larger, the new Bolt EUV will satisfy that need.
Of course, you’re going to need a reliable Chevy dealership to purchase your new vehicle at, and that’s why we recommend you visit Richard Lucas Chevrolet. We’ve got the latest and greatest Chevy automobiles with plenty of used models to select from, too, along with an on-site service center for repairs and basic servicing performed by our certified mechanics. You can find us at 1077 US Highway South 1 in Avenel, NJ, across from the Fuel One Gas Station and the Horizon Inn hotel. Upon visiting, feel free to ask us about the latest Bolt EV and EUV information to learn more about how we can help you get on the waitlist or test-drive a current model Chevy Bolt EV to see if the electric life is the one for you.