2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2LT & Bolt EUV Premier - EVs to consider.
The front seats were generally comfortable although I've grown accustomed to seats that gently blow cool air on my back. They are heated. I've heard complaints from some people that the wireless phone chargers don't work if their phone has a case. The Bolt was the first vehicle where I experienced this minor, intermittent problem.
I like hatchbacks, I liken them to a station wagon especially when the hatch door is almost vertical. I don't like it when car companies cut corners though. The cargo cover was just about the cheapest one I've seen, and one twist in pivot refused to stay put. You can do better Chevrolet.
|The fact that you can see through the cargo cover gives you some idea of how flimsy it is.|
|This is the cargo cover pivot. It is supposed to twist to lock but it didn't.|
Now let's get to the driving. Everybody wants to know what's the 0-60 time is for an EV as if that is its reason for being. Just to satisfy your curiosity the 2022 Bolt EV can hit 60 mph in around 6.5 seconds. But what is really important is how far it can go on a full charge. USEPA says the Bolt can go 259 miles on a full charge. This is more than enough for most uses. The other big question, and one I've seen false info on, is how much does it cost to charge? Obviously this depends on where and how you charge it. I tried to charge it on 120v and it was painfully slow. So I took it to a commercial charging station. I left it on the Level 2 charger for about 50 minutes. The range when I plugged in the Bolt was just over 110 miles and after charging it was slightly more than doubled. EPA says the MPGe (Miles Per Gallon equivalent) is 120. I did my own rough equivalency; it cost me about $20 for the charge, I divided this by the price of a gallon of gas in my area (just under $5.00) which works out to 4 gallons, and divided the added range (rounded to 100 miles) and came up with an equivalency 27.5 mpg. I hear you saying "That's not great." That is mostly around town with a whole lot of sitting running the A/C (it was in the triple digits and I often wait in the car while my wife does some shopping).
If you acknowledge the limitations of charging and plan your routes you should consider an EV. I liked both Bolts because their size suits our needs.