2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The new 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is affordable little hatchback that doesn't stick out like the i3 and today, it packs plenty of all-electric range at 259 miles -- a nice increase over its initial 236-mile range. With a starting price of just $36,620, the Bolt has positioned itself as the perfect alternative to the impossible-to-spec $35,000 Model 3 from Tesla.
The 2020 Chevy Bolt is an all-electric hatchback with a long driving range, spacious cabin, and affordable price tag. Capable of traveling up to 259 miles on a single charge and starting at less than $40,000, the Bolt attempts to make EVs more accessible to everyone. Its electric motor provides almost-instant acceleration. So this model is truly fun to drive.
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Price
The Chevrolet will offer two models: LT and Premier. The LT model will have a price of $37,495, and Premier model will have a price of $41,895.
For customers who ask more, the fancier Premier model adds more desirable features (including wireless phone charging, two more USB ports, and an upgraded Bose audio system) but it costs about $4000 more. While the Premier has other exclusive content such as ambient interior lighting, leather seats, heated rear seats, and more, they don't justify the added cost. We'd stick with the more affordable LT trim, which is still stocked with standard features. We'd also add the Comfort and Convenience package (heated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped steering wheel) and the Driver Confidence package (blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors).
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Engine
The Bolt's electric motor provides instantaneous response to accelerator inputs and ample low-end torque that lets you scoot ahead when the light turns green. Responses are less immediate at highway speeds, but the electric Chevy still makes passing and merging on the highway a cinch. With a composed ride and plenty of power.
Bolt’s drawing provide harsh impacts into the cabin. Steering is quick and accurate, but we'd prefer more feedback from the road. The brake pedal is firm and provides above-average stopping power, but the regenerative braking system that recharges the battery when you lift off the accelerator means you can drive in most scenarios without ever touching the brake pedal. A paddle on the left side of the steering wheel allows for increased on-demand regenerative braking and can stop the car completely.
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Life
While it takes about nine hours to fully charge the Bolt's battery using a 240-volt outlet, the fast-charging option can add roughly 90 miles of range every 30 minutes when using a Level 3 charging station.
The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt boasts an EPA-rated range of 259 miles (versus the previous 238 miles) on a full charge—more than twice the range of other similarly priced electric vehicles such as the VW eGolf. While the Tesla Model 3 Long Range can travel up to 310 miles on one charge, it costs considerably more.