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Key specs of the base trim
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- Excellent range for the price
- Spacious cabin
- Quick acceleration
- Adds 25 miles of range per hour (240-volt charging)
- Packed with multimedia technology
- Front-seat comfort
- Busier ride than competitors
- Modest cargo room
- Gimmicky regenerative hand-braking
- Fewer standard features than competitors
Five-seat compact electric car
EPA-estimated range improves to 259 miles for 2020
Eligible for federal tax credit
10.2-inch touchscreen standard
DC fast charging optional
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What Is the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
With a future-is-now approach, Chevrolet’s all-electric Bolt EV hatchback delivers impressive range and is relatively affordable, especially after available tax credits. Unlike the now-discontinued Chevrolet Volt, which had a small range-extending gas engine, the five-seat Bolt EV is a battery-electric car that offers optional DC fast charging in addition to 120- and 240-volt charging. Competitors include the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Volkswagen e-Golf.
What’s New on the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
Chevrolet managed to squeeze another 21 miles of range out of the Bolt EV for 2020; its EPA-estimated driving range is now 259 miles on a full charge. The hatchback’s backup camera and available 360-degree camera system now use high-definition cameras.
What Features in the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Are Most Important?
Standard features include LED headlights, a digital instrument panel, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10.2-inch touchscreen multimedia system, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Options include front and rear heated seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging and a Bose premium stereo.
Available active safety features include forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.
Should I Buy the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
The Bolt EV is a good step forward in the development of electric vehicles that are affordable for average car shoppers. The car offers plenty of driving range on a full charge, plus hatchback utility with 56.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo room. Ride quality is a bit busier than the competition, but the car accelerates quickly. The Bolt EV is eligible for a federal tax credit, but that’s already begun to phase out, so be sure to check the schedule before buying.
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The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV currently has 1 recall
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required