2023 Bolt EUV
The 2023 Bolt EUV (Electrical Utility Vehicle) is a creation by Chevrolet with a fully electric system. It comes with a great design and a technologically advanced interior; we can safely say the future is here. It also has a Super Cruise feature created by General Motors that allows for hands-free driving on the highway.
The Bolt EUV comes with a 65 kWh Lithium-Ion battery to power the electric motor. The engine produces 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque on 17-inch alloy wheels. This vehicle is suitable for your day-to-day town driving and highway passing, with 100kph reached in 7 seconds.
Chevrolet will install a Level 2 Home Charger for you, and with over 100,000 publicly available charging points, you have nothing to worry about when looking for a charge while travelling. Using a Level 2 Charger takes seven hours to recharge the battery, giving 397 km of range. A DC fast charger can also add 154 km in 30 minutes.
The vehicle is available in two trims: LT and Premier. All this and more can be accessed for a starting price of $40,548.
Starting Price: $40,548
Range: 397 km on a full charge
Charging: 7 hours with a Level 2 charger
Time to reach 100kph: 7 seconds
Battery Warranty: 96 Months / 160,000 km
Torque: 266 lb-ft
Government Rebate/Incentive: Up to $5000
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Bolt EUV is a 5-passenger vehicle with added size for more legroom when compared with its standard version. It has 993mm of rear legroom and includes front and rear headroom. It also offers a panoramic roof for the Premier trim.
Regarding cargo, the Bolt has 462L behind the rear seats and can be expanded to 1,611L when the seats are folded. You also find a false cargo floor for a hidden storage area and smart storage for under-console storage.
For the driver's comfort, the Bolt EUV comes with one-pedal driving, where you can safely accelerate, slow down, and even bring your Bolt to a complete stop using the regenerative braking. The Sport mode allows for a more enhanced steering feel and responsive acceleration. The Regen on Demand feature extends the range by converting kinetic energy into battery power, all with the pull of a paddle.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Bolt EUV has a 6-speaker sound system and a 10.2-inch colour touchscreen with a voice-activating system. It also comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, bluetooth capabilities, USB ports, and satellite radio.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
For the driver’s safety, the Bolt comes with the Super Cruise Package, which offers hand-free driver assist technology for compatible and divided highways. This allows the driver to respond quickly and remain attentive without any issues.
The vehicle also has Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, which utilises radar and camera technology to reduce severe front-end collisions. You’ll also find lane centering, which uses cameras, GPS and sensors to detect curves.
The Bolt EUV also has front pedestrian braking, following distance indicators and the IntelliBean for auto high beams.