Chevrolet’s Bolt EV has long been among the most affordable electric cars on the market, and now it’s getting even more so. Redesigned for the 2022 model year, the new Bolt EV looks meaner and more purposeful, with a revamped fascia that includes squinting headlamps and a new grille design. At the rear, there are new taillamp clusters with sequential indicators.
It’s the price that’s the big deal, though. Now $5k+ less than the outgoing car, it starts at $31,995 plus destination. That’s before any state or utility discounts available, though it’s worth noting that Chevy is no longer eligible for the US federal tax incentive for EVs.
Inside, there’s a larger infotainment system touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a new drive mode system which now remembers your one-pedal regen preferences between car restarts. Underneath there’s a single electric motor with 200 horsepower (150 kW) and 266 lb-ft of torque (360 Nm), while the 65 kWh battery is still estimated at 259 miles of range on a charge. It’ll arrive in the US in the summer of 2021.