The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a small all-electric hatchback that’s one of the most affordable and popular electric cars on the road today. For 2022, Chevrolet has made a variety of improvements that boost the car’s appeal a bit further.
On the docket are more comfortable front seats, a redesigned cabin and updated styling that, to our eyes, looks less dorky than it did before. A suite of safety features is now standard, including forward collision warning and lane keeping assist.
On the options list are blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera and — finally — adaptive cruise control. Unfortunately, GM’s Super Cruise system, which is a driver assist system that provides hands-free driving on select highways, is not available on the Bolt hatchback, but it is optional on the new Chevrolet Bolt EUV crossover.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV uses the same powertrain as before that provides an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge. We’ve found it even overperforms a little, making it 278 miles in our real-world testing.
Overall, this is a healthy amount of range for an EV in this price range. Chevy has also enhanced the 2022 Bolt so it can recharge more quickly on 240-volt power.