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GM targets e-SUV market with Bolt EUV

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Chevrolet 2022 Bolt EUV

Chevrolet 2022 Bolt EUV

GM’s Chevrolet brand is to introduce a new, all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV, alongside the facelifted 2022 Bolt EV. It goes on sale in the US this summer.

The SUV-like Bolt EUV is positioned above the Bolt and six inches longer; it is a rival for the VW ID.4.

Although the Bolt EUV and Bolt share architecture, no body panels are in common. Bolt EUV, like Bolt, also does not have GM’s new Ultium-branded batteries.

“We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “Together, they enable mainstream customers to be part of our vison of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

Since its market introduction in 2017, global sales of the electric Bolt have topped 100,000 and GM says that in the US, three-quarters of Bolt EV buyers are new to GM.

“The new Bolt EUV is the best of the Bolt EV packaged in an SUV-like vehicle with more technology and features, giving customers more choices and reasons to switch to electric,” said Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet. “This is an opportunity for Chevy to capitalize on the success we’ve built with the Bolt EV and bring new customers into the Chevy family.”

Along with broadening the brand’s electric vehicle lineup, the Bolt EUV will also be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driver assistance system for enabled roads.

Chevrolet also says it is making charging more convenient with a new Dual Level Charge Cord, which, for many customers, will eliminate the need to purchase a separate charger for their home. It has a changeable plug that allows the customer to plug into a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet for Level 1 charging and a 240-volt outlet for Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kilowatts.

The starting price for both vehicles is less than the 2021 Bolt EV. The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995 (including destination freight charge), and the 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,995 (including DFC), before any available state, local or utility incentives. Both will be available this summer.

“We’ve lowered Bolt EV’s base price by more than $5,000 from the 2021 model, proving our commitment to make EVs attainable for everyone,” added Hill.