I drove one of the cheapest electric SUVs on the market. There are four reasons why the Chevrolet Bolt EVA is a good buy, but three ways it’s inadequate.


2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

  • The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is an excellent electric SUV for commuters and small families.

  • It offers a good range, a low starting price, and a supercruise that allows hands-free highway driving.

  • However, bolt EUV cannot charge as fast as its rivals and does not have all-wheel drive.

Battery ignition General Motors has been forced to put the latest electric cars on hold for several months. But now the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has arrived.

A slightly larger version of Chevy’s Bolt EV hatchback, the Bolt EUV is perfect for anyone looking for a compact and affordable electric SUV. However, bolt EUV has some drawbacks that can hinder trading for some people.

Pro: accessible cost

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

The $ 33,500 volt EUV ($ 34,495 at destination rates) is one of the cheapest electric cars available for purchase today and is especially welcomed. Inflation sends the price of electric cars from the roof..

It will be even more attractive from the second half of this year. 2023 volt EUV Significant price cutReduced retail price to $ 28,195 with fees.

The Bolt EUV Chevrolet lent me a lot of additional options for $ 43,190 including destination charges.

Pro: Available Supercruises work like charm

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

Bolt EUV is Supercruise, the first non-Cadillac to get GM Great hands-free driving support function.. Supercruise worked fine in my experience, following lanes and maintaining a constant gap with the car ahead for a long time without human input.

It’s by no means perfect, but if you decide to take Bolt EUV on a long, monotonous trip, it may reduce driving fatigue.

Pro: Surprisingly comfortable and enjoyable driving

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

On the road, EUV doesn’t feel like a typical economy car. It accelerates smoothly, absorbs unevenness on the road surface, and runs quietly. Tesla isn’t fast, but with a 200 horsepower motor and enough torque, you can get away from traffic lights and quickly cross the freeway.

Pro: Solid range

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

Bolt EUV can run 247 miles on a full battery. Environmental Protection Agency estimate..It’s 12 miles less than the Bolt EV hatchback, but it’s still as competitive as its rivals Kia Niro EV (239 miles), Volkswagen ID.4 (260 miles), and Hyundai Kona Electric (258 miles).

All of these models have higher sticker prices.

Disadvantages: Not as good looking as other EVs

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

Bolt EUV looks good. It’s smooth. However, it is primarily in harmony with the new gas-powered SUVs on the road. If you’re looking for something more flashy Hyundai Ionic 5, Kia EV6Also Ford Mustang Mach-E..

Cons: Doesn’t charge so fast

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

Bolt EUV can be DC fast charged at a speed of 55 kW and can add a range of approximately 95 miles in 30 minutes, Chevrolet says.Most electric cars Charge much fasterAt speeds of over 100 kW.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 can use a 350 kW charger, allowing you to recover a range of 200 miles in about 18 minutes.

Great benefits at the forefront of charging: Chevrolet pays Bolt EUV customers can install a Level 2 charger at home that provides more power than a regular household outlet.

Disadvantages: Lack of “utilities”

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.Tim Levin / Insider

Despite the addition of the “U” to its name, Bolt EUV offers less utility than its hatchback brother Bolt EV. EUV is 6.3 inches longer than EVs, providing extra foot space for backseat passengers, making it more practical.

But it doesn’t have all-wheel drive and its cargo area is strangely wider than the Bolt EV.

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