The EPA has officially given the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV a 247 mile range. This official figure comes in slightly lower than GM’s initial expectation, but it isn’t enough to sway most potential buyers.
Chevrolet originally stated the Bolt EUV would offer an estimated 250 mile range. It isn’t clear why the official number came in three miles under estimate. The redesigned 2022 Bolt EV is retaining the same 259 mile range that is found on the 2021 model, which comes as no surprise since the delta between the two years is really just a design refresh. Meanwhile, the Bolt EUV is taller and likely less aerodynamic than the smaller Bolt EV.
Despite the small range miss, the Bolt EUV is still one of the more attractive, mainstream EV’s on the market. It offers more standard range than the Nissan Leaf or Ford Mustang Mach-E. However, the Hyundai Kona Electric offers slightly more range at 259 miles, but at a slightly higher pre-tax credit price. The 2022 Bolt EUV starts at $33,995 and offers GM’s Super Cruise technology as an option, which should enhance its appeal versus competitors.
One additional factor prospective Bolt EUV buyers will have to weigh is the fact GM is no longer eligible for the federal $7,500 tax credit. Most of its competitors, including Ford, are still eligible for the EV tax credit. This means many competitors to the Bolt EUV may have higher MSRP’s, but their eligibility for the tax credit may offset the retail price difference.