Recently, the competition between electric vehicles has become more heated than ever. While many brands struggle to create innovative and efficient models that appeal to the masses to add to their lineups, Chevy’s award-winning electrified mini hatchback receives minimal changes for the new model year. Besides the new Radiant Red Tintcoat exterior paint color and a decrease in its price, reinforcing its position as the most affordable electric vehicle in the United States, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV continues to reign superior above its competitors.
This fun-size commuter car carries a history of accolades and recognitions for its power, battery life, ratings, and pricing that date back to its introductory 2017 model that was bestowed the Motor Trend Car of the Year award and include more recent acknowledgments such as taking the spotlight from the reigning champion Tesla by winning the award for the Best Small Electric Vehicle in US News and World Report’s Awards for the 2021 model year.
The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV offers impeccable value when compared to competitors. Its affordable price delivers a roomy and accommodating interior with a fair share of comfort, convenience, and tech features to go along with an efficient and exhilarating driving experience. Even with limited upgrades, we’re excited to share with you the electrifying characteristics of the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV that set it at the top of its class.
You can’t let your first impression of the fun-size 2023 Chevy Bolt EV fool you. While it might seem small from the outside, once you make your way into its premium cabin space, you’ll be amazed at how grand it truly is. You’ll find yourself wrapped in comfort and surrounded by quality materials and practical features designed with drivers like you in mind.
The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV is available in two trims for you to choose from, the base 1LT model and the 2LT trim level, with a redesigned interior for a more refined experience. No matter which model you choose, you and up to four other passengers will experience comfortable seating arrangements with ample space for maximum comfort on any trip. The rear seat is even roomy enough to accommodate adults with 36 inches of legroom.
Speaking of accommodations, the Bolt EV is just as flexible as it is spacious. It provides hidden storage under the cargo area floor, a small storage area under the center console, and a 60/40-split rear bench seat. With the seat backs folded down, you can open the cabin space up to 57 cu.ft. of storage room for whatever you need to bring along for the ride. You’ll have plenty of room for it all whether you plan on bringing passengers, groceries, home improvement materials, road trip essentials, or a combination of passengers with cargo; your options are practically limitless.
Besides having enough room to stretch out in or to use for storage, an available 8-way power driver’s seat delivers an enjoyable and relaxing experience behind the all-new sporty flat-bottom steering wheel. Plus, without the added bulk from the Bolt’s previous electronic shifter knob, which was upgraded to user-friendly toggles and buttons, your Bolt’s cockpit will look and feel more divine with a feeling of openness.
However, if you prefer the luxury of leather-appointed seating throughout and the warmth from heated front seats, and a toasty steering wheel for the cooler months that can be turned on automatically by the standard remote start, you might want to spend the few extra dollars for the 2LT model to get the most for your money, or at least purchase the Comfort and Convenience Package for the Bolt EV 1LT. Either way, your 2023 Chevy Bolt EV will be just as good from the inside out, if not better than its competitors, and still, be less expensive.
The Chevy Bolt EV is recognized for its comfortable and accommodating interior. While the design, amount of space, and comfort and convenience amenities included with a Bolt EV are essential for an enjoyable driving experience, so is technology. With advancements in automotive technology, there’s no reason why every vehicle shouldn’t have proper entertainment, connectivity, safety, and driver assistance features. We’re happy to share that the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV is fully loaded with technology to give you peace of mind and confidence behind the wheel while keeping you connected to the people and things that matter most to you while you’re out on the road.
Safety has always been a priority for Chevy, so it is no surprise that Chevy Safety Assist and Teen Driver technology are standard on every 2023 Bolt EV. Chevy’s suite of driver and safety assistance features function as an onboard copilot warning you of and steering you away from collisions to help you avoid them completely or at least minimize the damage from an impact. Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning are a few of the standard features with Chevy Safety Assist, but for additional assistance from features like HD Surround Vision to enhance the standard HD Rear Vision Camera to give you an overhead view of your vehicle’s surroundings rather than just what’s behind your car, you’ll have to upgrade to the 2LT model. Additionally, when Teen Driver is activated, it will turn on all of the active driver and safety assistance features to keep whomever you’re monitoring in the driver’s seat safe at all times. Plus, with customizable speed alerts and limits, as well as a driving experience report card, you’ll have added control of and confidence in whoever is driving.
The standard 10.2-inch infotainment center is the hub for all of your entertainment and connectivity. Whether you prefer to listen to AM/FM radio, satellite radio, or stream from your phone with wireless Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto, both the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV 1LT and 2LT have you covered. Additionally, WiFi hotspot capability ensures you can enjoy fewer interruptions with your streaming experiences with multi-device WiFi hotspot capability, no matter who is browsing the web or streaming their favorite movies in the car.
Electric vehicles are eco-friendly models famed for their efficient driving ranges. For a mini electric hatchback, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV conceals plenty of power within its battery pack. You’ll be amazed at how fun to drive this efficient commuter car truly is.
The front-wheel drive 2023 Chevy Bolt EV is equipped with the same 65 kWh battery as before, delivering 200 hp and 266 lb-ft. of torque. Along with an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles on a full charge, you can expect a quick and responsive take-off from a stop, reaching 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. Its responsiveness is also quite useful when merging onto the highway or changing lanes with this powertrain. Plus, you can customize your Bolt’s efficiency and response times with two driving modes to choose from, depending on the driving experience you’re looking for.
Selecting Sport mode will deliver the quickest response from the accelerator pedal. For optimal performance for everyday driving, Normal mode is ideal. However, activating one-pedal driving will also assist in maximizing the range of the Bolt EV through regenerative braking so that your foot rarely needs to touch the brake pedal at all.
To keep your 2023 Chevy Bolt EV charged and ready for the road whenever you are, you’ll have three charging options to choose from. The Bolt EV comes standard with a dual-level charging cord that can be plugged into either a 120-volt (Level 1) or 240-volt (Level 2) outlet. To charge your Bolt EV the fastest between those two, plugging into a Level 2 outlet can get you 39 miles for each hour that it's on the charger and will reach a full charge in about 7 hours, which is much quicker than the 4 miles per charging hour with the Level 1 outlet. As a bonus, if you think the faster Level 2 charging is more practical for your lifestyle, not only will you find Level 2 charging at most public charging stations, but Chevy’s offering to cover standard home installations for a 240-volt outlet for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV.
Sometimes life doesn’t always work out as planned. Things happen, and when you find yourself in a time crunch requiring a quicker charge for your Bolt EV than what you’ll get with a Level 2 charger, you’ll be glad to know DC fast-charging capability comes standard with every model. This means you can save time by charging up to 100 miles in 30 minutes. All you need is to purchase or find a Level 3 connection, and the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV will be fully charged and ready to hit the pavement at full throttle in no time.