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Chevy Ramps Up Electric Offerings

Slowly but surely, consumers are seeking out electric vehicles. They are becoming more common in our towns and highways as charging stations are being installed to keep up with demand. Chevrolet is one leading manufacturer with fully electric models for sale. The firm is also continuing to build on this momentum with future offerings. Electric vehicles have come on strong, and Chevrolet has popular Chevy EV models to choose from.

In fact, Chevy models have soared in popularity during the first quarter of 2021 and increased their market share by four percentage points. According to GM’s data, Chevrolet Bolt EV deliveries in the United States totaled 9,025 units in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of about 54 percent compared to 5,873 units sold in the first quarter of 2020. The Bolt EV holds second place in the mainstream dedicated electric and electrified vehicle segment, and it outsold the rest of this group.

Chevy Has Some Excellent Options

If you’re seeking an electric option from Chevy, we invite you to check out the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. Both of these models are in showrooms across the country. The Bolt EV was the first model for the mainstream car-buying public when it was introduced in December 2016. It gained a reputation as an affordable hatchback with 259 miles of all-electric range, and you never have to worry about a low gas marker or where the next gas station might be because there is no gas. For its 2022 model, Chevrolet is adding styling revisions and new technology to the Chevrolet Bolt EV. There’s even a gain of cargo space when its rear seats are up; if you fold them down, there will be even more space for your sports gear, luggage, and groceries.

Safety and advanced technology are always top of mind for consumers. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is packed with advanced safety and driver assistance technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Following Distance Indicator. Chevy EVs also have available Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Parking Assist.

You’ll find that the Chevy Bolt EV is equipped with two separate displays: behind the steering wheel is an eight-inch instrument panel and a 10.2-inch touchscreen for infotainment. There’s a slew of standard services for the Bolt EV such as Amazon Alexa, The Weather Channel, Spotify, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. If you want to upgrade, the 4G LTE hot spot is an option.

A silver 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is shown from the side parked on the beach.

Bolt EUV

The Bolt EUV is a larger version of the Bolt EV. It measures 6.3 inches longer than the EV, offers more backseat space, provides you and your family with more cargo versatility, and is equipped with a wheelbase 2.9 inches longer. While its curb weight has been increased and it sports a more aerodynamic profile, it offers an estimated 247-mile range.

This front-wheel drive electric SUV is perfect for those who want to drive all electric with their entire family on vacation while using a second-row passenger seating capacity and room for all of their cargo. It also includes a bunch of standard and optional safety technology such as Blind Spot Monitoring, a Rear Parking Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and GM’s new Super Cruise advanced driver assistance technology, which the Bolt EV does not have. A panoramic sunroof will also be exclusively offered on the EUV.

Both models are being built in Lake Orion, Michigan and the 2022 models sport a new seat design and efficient features such as One Pedal Driving mode. You’ll also find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a Dual Level Charge Cord, either standard or available. Both are propelled by a 288-cell 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This system sends power to a front-mounted electric motor rated to a maximum output of 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

Chevy is proud of how its electric vehicles have distinguished themselves. With its Bolt EV models, it was the first manufacturer to offer an electric vehicle with more than 200 miles of range after Tesla. Its first three years were rated at roughly 238 miles, and then in 2020, it was increased to a maximum of 259 miles thanks to a more efficient design.

More All-Electric Models on the Way

Chevrolet is not stopping the electric innovation with its Bolt models. The manufacturer’s plans include a fully electric Chevrolet Silverado EV in the next few years. Last year, its parent company unveiled the all-electric GMC Hummer EV, a new take on an old classic. Chevy has also received an overwhelming initial interest in larger EV models from commercial and government customers who want to go green now. They see this category as providing a full day of construction work or home deliveries on a single battery charge that also reduces their carbon footprints. While the electric pickup truck field will have a number of entries, Chevy believes the future looks bright with the electric version of one of its most popular models.

The Chevy Silverado EV, which will be built at the Factory Zero plant in Detroit alongside the GMC Hummer EV, will use GM’s new platform, which houses suspension components and powertrain in a flat sandwich-like package that can be scaled to fit a variety of body styles and vehicle sizes. It will offer consumers various configurations depending on your budget, style, and need.

Buyers will be able to choose a basic workhorse all the way up to a completely modified pickup with all of the bells and whistles, as well as options for the type of cab, bed, motors, and battery size. You’ll also get the option for rear-wheel or four-wheel drive variants. It will be equipped with the Ultium modular battery system and provide an extraordinary 400-plus miles of estimated range. That’s a lot of options to suit a lot of buyers.

Chevy wants to position this Silverado EV as an affordable vehicle with a powerful design that offers strong value, innovative storage, pickup capability, zero emissions, and a long-range. It’s a lot to ask of a truck, but Chevy is determined to release the best model possible. Its interior and exterior design have been deliberately aimed to allow the new Silverado EV to be the most popular pickup truck in a very competitive segment.

A pale green 2024 GMC Hummer EV is shown from behind parked under a concrete archway.

Keeping an Eye on the Horizon

In addition to the Silverado EV, the company is developing an EV600 electric van from its BrightDrop commercial business. It will be built in Ontario, Canada, and its first customer will be FedEx Express.

The Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV are part of GM’s electrification initiative that will see an investment of $27 billion to develop autonomous and electric vehicles between 2020 and 2025. The company expects to produce 30 new EV models worldwide by 2025 and deliver one million vehicles globally. Twenty of them are slated to be sold in the North American market. The list includes the electric Silverado and Hummer, as well as the Cadillac Lyriq SUV, Celestiq sedan, and an unnamed crossover from Chevrolet. By 2025, 40% of its models are expected to be electric, and by 2035 its management believes that its entire fleet could be electric. Now that’s a future worth waiting for.