Chevrolet has always been at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, first with the Volt in 2011, followed by the company’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the Bolt EV, in 2017. Last year, Chevy introduced its first BEV SUV, the Bolt EUV, giving drivers the same efficient performance as the Bolt EV, but in a larger SUV platform. The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV represents the latest breakthrough for Chevy’s growing BEV lineup. In keeping with Chevy’s approach to its new models, the 2023 Bolt EUV takes the first year version of this vehicle from 2022 and adds an all-new Redline Edition. This adds some cool styling, like black and red Bolt EUV badges, a Jet Black leather interior with red stitching for added comfort, and red accent decals on the outside mirror caps. It also equips the Bolt EUV with a set of 17-inch aluminum wheels, also with red accents.
The biggest news about the 2023 Bolt EUV is that Chevrolet has actually reduced the MSRP for each of the two models. This is an impressive move, and it comes at a time when most of the automotive industry is raising prices on their various models. Chevy once again shows its commitment to drivers like you by making its vehicles affordable for every budget. The base MSRP on the 2023 Bolt EUV LT is $27,200, much less than the MSRP of $33,500 on the 2022 model.[a] This is simply added savings to go along with the money you won’t be spending on gas anymore with your 2023 Bolt EUV.
The key to the performance of any vehicle is its powertrain. In conventional vehicles, this combination of an internal combustion engine with a transmission creates the horsepower and torque needed to propel your car. However, in a BEV, the combination of engine and transmission has been replaced with an electric motor powered by a liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery pack. In the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV, you will find a permanent magnetic AC drive motor powered by a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, safely and conveniently located in the vehicle’s undercarriage.
The electric motor is located in the front end of the Bolt EUV and powers the front axle, making this a front-wheel drive vehicle. It is capable of producing 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of instant torque. The motor has a single gear set for direct drive performance. Chevrolet has so much confidence in its battery pack and electric components that it includes an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for these parts.
Since BEVs don’t use conventional fuel, there is no fuel economy rating for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV. Instead, the EPA provides an estimate of the maximum range of the vehicle based on a full charge of its lithium-ion battery pack. The 2023 Bolt EUV has a very impressive estimated 247 miles of range on a full charge, giving you the ability to cover a lot of ground before you have to stop in for a recharge.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when buying a 2023 Bolt EUV is the need to keep track of your vehicle’s battery charge. This will affect the range you have left before you need to recharge. Chevy has made recharging your Bolt EUV easy with a standard 11.5 kW onboard charging module. This will allow you to get up to 95 miles of range in just 30 minutes of charging at a public DC Fast Charging station. You can get your Bolt EUV charged up quickly and back on the road before you know it. There are currently over 40,000 public charging stations across the country, meaning taking a road trip in your 2023 Bolt EUV is easier than ever.
You can also charge your Bolt EUV at your home or office. Chevy includes a dual-level charge cord, which has 120V and 240V capability. The 2023 Bolt EUV charges roughly 4 miles in an hour with 120V outlets, while it can get a full charge at 240V in about 7 hours. The Bolt EUV also features Regen on Demand. With one push of the button, your vehicle can begin to recapture a portion of the kinetic energy released from using the Bolt EUV’s brakes to help regenerate the lithium-ion battery. This will also help keep your Bolt EUV charged up.
The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV is surprisingly quick. You can get from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds. Chevy has equipped the Bolt EUV with a set of independent MacPherson struts in the front suspension, with a compound crank rear suspension featuring coil springs. This will give you a good, sporty ride. The 2023 Bolt EUV has a tight 105.3-inch wheelbase, allowing you to corner well. The turning circle of 38.3-feet allows for exceptional maneuverability.
One of the most interesting features of the 2023 Bolt EUV is One Pedal Driving. This allows you to speed up or slow down using just the accelerator pedal, so you can reduce the wear and tear on your brakes. The One Pedal Driving feature can even bring the Bolt EUV to a full stop simply by taking your foot off the accelerator.
Chevrolet has made safety a top priority for its vehicles, and the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV is no exception. The Bolt EUV features a standard suite of Chevy Safety Assist driver assistance technology. This consists of six different safety features that help set the Bolt EUV apart from other BEVs in its class.
Forward Collision Alert will send you an audible alert if the vehicle detects that your Bolt EUV is too close to the vehicle in front of you, making a crash imminent. This will allow you to take evasive action. The Following Distance Indicator works in a similar fashion, helping to prevent tailgating, a major cause of collisions. In addition, the system can engage the Automatic Emergency Braking feature, helping to bring your Bolt EUV to a stop, avoiding a collision or reducing the impact if a crash is inevitable.
Another major cause of collisions on the highway occurs when drivers drift out of their lane. This can often be caused by driver fatigue or a momentary lapse of attention. The Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning on the 2023 Bolt EUV will give you an alert if you start to drift out of your lane. It will also use slight adjustments to your steering to get your Bolt EUV back into the straight and narrow.
The 2023 Bolt EUV also has a set of IntelliBeam Auto High Beams. When you are driving at night, the IntelliBeam headlights will automatically come on when you enter an area of low light, providing you with the added illumination you need to safely operate your Bolt EUV. As soon as the lighting improves, the high beams will automatically turn off. In addition, if the system detects another vehicle on the road, it will automatically turn off the high beams to avoid distracting the other driver.
Everyone loves a good infotainment system, and Chevy has equipped the 2023 Bolt EUV with one of the most advanced ones. Each model of the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system. This features a huge 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen, allowing you to access real-time information about your Bolt EUV.
This infotainment system also gives you complete control over your favorite entertainment apps, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. So, you can leave the annoying charging cables at home. Now you can stream all of your favorite music through your Bolt EUV. In addition, you can stay connected with Bluetooth hands-free calling.
The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV may look small from the outside, but looks can often be deceiving. Although the Bolt EUV has a wheelbase of only 105.3-inches, it has plenty of interior space. This shows that great things often come in small packages.
The Bolt EUV seats up to 5 passengers very comfortably. There is a total of 96.5 cubic feet of passenger space in the interior of the Bolt EUV, which the designers at Chevrolet have done a great way of apportioning over the two rows of seats, so everyone has plenty of room. The front row passengers will enjoy 40 inches of headroom and 44.3 inches of legroom, while those seated in the back are sure to appreciate 37.8 inches of headroom and 39.2 inches of legroom. This is an amazing amount of room for a subcompact SUV. This roominess is also shown by the fact that the rear row of seats provides 52 inches of shoulder room and 50.2 inches of hip room, allowing you to seat three passengers in the back without any of them complaining.
One of the advantages of driving a BEV based on an SUV platform is the spacious trunk, allowing you to transport a lot of your belongings with ease. The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV provides a full 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, easily accessed by a liftback gate. If you need to move more stuff, simply fold down the rear row of seats to free up an impressive 56.9 cubic feet of space. Either way, you can use your Bolt EUV to bring groceries home from the supermarket or move large objects from the hardware store if you plan on doing a little home improvement.