The highly-anticipated 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV will be the first of many new all-electric GM models to be available at dealerships later this summer. While the fate of internal-combustion engines nears the end of the road, GM is following through on its promise of an all-electric future by the year 2035.
The Bolt EUV will be the first of 30 all-new electric vehicles launched by General Motors by 2025—and certainly a worthy-candidate to pioneer the transition. Unlike EVs from competing manufacturers, the Bolt EUV will be an affordable electric vehicle for all. If EVs truly are destined to be the future of the industry, Chevrolet believes they should be affordable to the masses.
While the GMC Hummer EV 1 is certainly destined to be a groundbreaking release that’s worthy of its six-figure price tag, not all EVs should be marketed exclusively toward the financial elite. Product releases like the Bolt EUV will enable EV technology to be widespread, which will make the biggest impact toward reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, reducing CO2 pollution, and cleaning up the air we breathe.
GM’s First All-Electric SUV
Though it shares the name with the popular Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback, the Bolt EUV (Electric Utility Vehicle) is set to be the first all-electric SUV from the GM brand. It’s significantly taller, longer, and larger than the Bolt EV hatchback—and markedly more practical and comfortable for families with children. The wheelbase is three inches longer, while the overall length has been stretched nearly six inches. This will result in a drastic improvement in interior legroom for passengers in addition to expanded cargo capabilities with more space for your luggage and gear.
Impressive Range and Hands-Free Driving Capabilities
The exact range of the Bolt EUV is not yet known, but teaser photos of its digital gauge cluster show the vehicle having 235 miles of range left at 80 percent capacity. At full charge, that would give the Bolt EUV an estimated 282-mile range—23 more than the maximum 259-mile EPA-estimated range of the Bolt EV hatchback. For a vehicle that’s both heavier and less wind resistant, its superior efficiency is quite the engineering feat.
If electric propulsion wasn’t already futuristic enough, the Bolt EUV will also be the first Chevrolet model to feature Super Cruise. GM’s hands-free driver assistance system will debut on the Bolt EUV and finally make self-driving Chevrolet cars a reality on compatible highways. Previously only available on select Cadillac models, this new technology is even capable of making hands-free lane changes at the tap of the turn signal.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt Pricing and Release Date
Pricing for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is not yet known, but MotorTrend expects figures to start close to $40,000, likely undercutting the entry-level price point of the Ford Mustang Mach E. The model is set to be fully unveiled on February 14, 2021, with the help of Walt Disney World. Perhaps Tinker Bell will make an appearance when Chevrolet “shows how magic can take place when the imagination is electrified,” according to a GM press release announcing the reveal.