1 of 14 | The new Chevrolet Bolt EV 2022 and Bolt EUV 2022. (Credit: General Motors)
2 of 14 | The Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2022 on the outside. (Credit: General Motors)
3 of 14 | The back part. (Credit: General Motors)
4 of 14 | Inside. (Credit: General Motors)
5 of 14 | The screens of the new Chevrolet Bolt 2022. (Credit: General Motors)
6 of 14 | A profile view. (Credit: General Motors)
7 of 14 | Closer at the front of the vehicle. (Credit: General Motors)
8 of 14 | The redesign gives it a sportier look than previous generations of Bolts. (Credit: General Motors)
9 of 14 | The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV looks a lot like the EUV. (Credit: General Motors)
10 of 14 | The two vehicles have the same structure. (Credit: General Motors)
11 of 14 | The middle forward part of the cabin. (Credit: General Motors)
12 of 14 | The handlebar with its color screen on the back. (Credit: General Motors)
13 of 14 | The capacity of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2022. (Credit: General Motors)
14 of 14 | The capacity of the Chevrolet Bolt EV 2022. (Credit: General Motors)
(CNN Spanish) – General Motors (GM) announced this Sunday the 2022 model of its Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and also reported on the new truck or SUV type version called Bolt EUV (Electric Utility Vehicle) .
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV and the Bolt EV are not as different as one would initially imagine. The two GM vehicles share the same architecture and the Bolt EUV is approximately only 16 centimeters longer and 5 millimeters taller
The two electric cars have elongated and thinner headlights than the previous model and different curves that make them sportier
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Inside the cabin, the two Chevrolet Bolts have new control panels, a 10.2-inch touch screen for the system Infotainment system and an 8-inch screen as a driver's dashboard
The infotainment system is compatible with Amazon Alexa and features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Other features of the new Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV include a range of load of 416 kilometers (259 miles) and 402 kilometers (250 miles), respectively.
In addition, it has an engine that generates 200 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and a 266 pound-feet of torque
Something to keep in mind is that although the Chevrolet Bolt EUV wants to position itself in the SUV market like the Tesla Model Y, the Chevrolet model does not have an all-wheel drive version , a notorious disadvantage for something that is common in the segment.
Jesse Ortega, head of engineering for the two Bolts, said at a press conference on Friday before its official presentation that the Bolt EUV "has the proportions and style of an SUV "While not considering that a vehicle" has to have four-wheel drive to be an SUV. "
Either way, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV has great competition because Tesla remains the clear leader in not only this class of vehicles. vehicles, but also electric cars in general.
, for example, sold a total of 442,511 Model Y and Model 3s in 2020, while GM sold only 20,754 Bolts in the same period. In addition, little by little the market is becoming more competitive and even Ford, GM's main competitor, will begin to deliver the Mustang Mach-E later this year, the company's first electric vehicle that also wants to penetrate the SUV segment. .
The Mustang Mach-E costs almost US $ 10,000 more than the bolt EUV with a starting price of US $ 42,895, but has already been awarded by different institutions .
GM seems to understand how difficult it is to stand out in this market, but it also includes some additional things that add value to these new Chevrolet Bolts.
The first is that GM offers its "Super Cruise" system that allows the vehicle to "drive itself", something that has never been offered in a Chevrolet thus far
In addition, GM says it will pay for the standard installation of equipment necessary to enable fast charging in the home of eligible customers who purchase one of these vehicles.
These are some good points, but Tesla for example has its "automatic pilot" and has a wider charging network . GM partnered with EVgo to add 2,700 more charging stations in the United States, but this won't happen until 2025 and Teslas can also enjoy the stations that EVgo offers.
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Price and availability
two new Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2022 and Bolt EV 2022 will go into production in late spring in the United States and be available in the summer.
GM has the disadvantage to most car manufacturers because buyers in the United States will not be able to obtain the tax credit of US $ 7,500 for the purchase of one of these electric cars for already meeting the maximum number of sales to be able to grant this benefit. Tesla is the only other manufacturer in the United States that has also surpassed that number and therefore its buyers can no longer obtain that same credit.
With that in mind, GM has decided to reduce the price to better compete with all kinds of manufacturers. The new Chevrolet Bolt EUV has a starting price of US $ 33,995 and the Bolt EV of US $ 31,995, which means a reduction of more than US $ 5,000 than the 2021 model.
These Chevrolet Bolts are not the only electric vehicles that GM will be available this year, as the arrival of the Cadillac Lyric and Hammer EV is expected later in the United States. In addition, GM revealed that it wants to go completely back from combustion cars to electric cars by 2035.