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From weekend adventures to your daily work commute, the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV will take you to wherever you need to go comfortably, safely, and economically. The latest Chevy Bolt EV is a fully electric vehicle that offers a very long driving range, well over 250 miles, a roomy interior, and strong performance. With an average charging time of ten hours at a 240-volt outlet and a little under two hours at a DC fast charger, the Chevy Bolt EV is convenient, inexpensive to run, and environmentally friendly. It's a competent car that is as charming as it is green.
The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV is an excellent choice for commuters who desire to shrink their carbon footprint. Compared to other electric car offerings on the market, the Bolt EV is affordable, fun, and a distinct ride. Taking a quick glance at the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV, you won't notice any significant differences from the previous model years. However, in taking a closer look, you will notice an updated front fascia and updated rear lights compared to older models, which makes the newer models stand out. The changes might be subtle, but they still give the Bolt a sportier look, to be sure. All in all, the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV is a good choice for those who desire a competent electric car for urban commuting and long road trips alike.
One hallmark of most electric cars is that they are very perky and practical for city driving conditions; this holds very true with the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV. You might expect an electric car to be sluggish and suffer slow starts from a standstill. However, just the opposite is true, and the Bolt EV can even keep up with some sports cars taking off from the light. The Chevy Bolt EV delivers quite a punch from a standstill and easily cruises at city speed limits. In addition, you will find that it holds its own very well on the road, much like that of a bigger, heavier vehicle. It can be easy to forget that you are driving an electric car.
One of the reasons it delivers such a punch has a lot to do with the electric motor in the front, which happens to deliver an impressive 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, which is significant for a smallish vehicle. The engine is very responsive and will get you from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. Driving the Bolt EV down the road, you will notice that it handles very well; you can speed down the highway without a fuss. Part of the reason for the good handling and stability is the heavy battery that just happens to be located low on the floor.
Since the Chevy Bolt EV is an electric car, fuel economy isn't measured by miles per gallon. However, it is rated for what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls the miles per gallon equivalent or MPGe, which is a measure of overall efficiency. The EPA estimates that the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV gets 127 MPGe in city driving conditions and 108 MPGe on the highway. Combined, the EPA estimates the Bolt EV gets 118 MPGe. The maximum range the Bolt EV can go on a full charge is 259 miles; again, this is an EPA figure. Efficiency is definitely a strong suit for the new Chevy Bolt EV, which means you enjoy plenty of driving range.
On a side note, the myChevrolet Mobile app with Energy Assist is a must-have. The app utilizes key information such as real-time weather, your Bolt's current charge, and driving conditions to calculate the most efficient route. Energy Assist will point out the nearest charging station as well, so you know exactly where to go when you need a charge. With over 40,000 places in the United States to plug in your Bolt, you are never far away from a way to recharge your battery.
Charging isn't a hassle with the Chevy Bolt EV; it is as easy as plugging in your smartphone. The Target Charge Level allows you to charge your Bolt EV based on your needs. Also, Location-Based Charging allows you to program your Bolt EV to charge at home during off-peak electricity hours, which will save you money. The available DC Fast Charging option offers up to 100 miles of range in about 30 minutes when using a DC fast charging station.
Many of you probably wonder how safe the Chevy Bolt EV is, which is admirable as safety should be a concern. In federal NHTSA testing, the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV earned a five-star rating overall in safety and performed well in crash tests. It was also named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.
The Chevy Bolt EV comes with anti-lock brakes and stability control. ABS brakes automatically sense when the tires stop rotating in extreme braking conditions and modulate the pressure to allow the tire to continue to rotate. Stability control automatically senses when the handling limits of the Bolt EV has been exceeded. At that point, it will apply the brakes and reduce engine power to prevent total loss of control.
The available Driver Confidence 1 safety package is standard on the Premier trim and an option for the LT trim and includes rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert, blind-spot monitors, and rear parking sensors. The Driver Confidence 2 package adds a forward-collision warning, a following distance indicator, automatic high-beam headlight, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.
The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV comes in two trim levels, LT and Premier. Both models come with Chevy's standard 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. In addition, both Bolt EV trims come with an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty that covers the battery pack, charging system, thermal management system, and other various electric drivetrain components.
Looking at the 2021 Chevy Bolt EV from the outside, it looks as though it is spacious, and it is. The space is there, and inside the Bolt EV, you will find room for five adults plus space for luggage or other gear. The tall seating position makes getting in and out of the vehicle easy. There is nearly 17 cubic feet of cargo space in the back, which is more than many sedans. Fold the 60/40 split back seats down, and the cargo capacity expands to over 56 cubic feet. With that much cargo space, there is no reason to get an SUV.
The LT trim enjoys 17-inch alloy wheels with self-sealing tires, cruise control, power locks, remote start and entry, an 8-inch driver information display, and an external sound generator that warns pedestrians of your approach. The LT model also comes with a standard 10.2-inch color infotainment system touchscreen with two USB ports. With the infotainment system, you will enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth, and a satellite radio heard through a 6-speaker audio system.
The LT trim also offers a Comfort and Convenience Package that will add a self-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, and heated front seats. There is also a Driver Confidence Package, as mentioned before, that includes rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensor, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Premier trim includes all of the handy extras in the Driver Confidence Package and the Comfort and Convenience Package. You also get leather seating surfaces, upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient cabin lighting, a rear-seat armrest, and a 360-degree camera system. With the Premier trim, you can also upgrade to the Bose audio system, which includes wireless charging, two USB ports in the rear, and 7-speakers.