2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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$36,620

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Excellent range for the price
  • Spacious cabin
  • Quick acceleration
  • Adds 25 miles of range per hour (240-volt charging)
  • Packed with multimedia technology

The bad:

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Busier ride than competitors
  • Modest cargo room
  • Gimmicky regenerative hand-braking
  • Fewer standard features than competitors

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

It's fun to drive again!

This is be far the nicest car I've ever owned. It's very responsive when a quick response is needed and very economical overall. I really like that I dont have togo to agas station ever again and no more oil changes or emmision tests. This car is smooth and quiet on the road and the 120 MPGe is impressive. It handles better than any car I've ever driven. It also feels good to be environmentally concious.

2.4

Range Anxiety is real

I bought my first all-electric car! Well, it has been a stressful 7 days. I was not ready to constantly be thinking how far I can make a round trip. I was not ready to double my time on out-of-town trips. I was not ready to drive with no heat and in the slow lane just to increase my miles so that I could make it to work and back for 3 days in a row. I was not ready to purchase an additional $1500 level 2 charger, just so I could drive somewhat normally. I was not ready to sit for an hour every 3 days at a charger so that I could get to work the next day. The car is fun to drive and a marvel of technology, but so many things to get used to, it just isn't for me.

5.0

Really a fun car

It is the perfect for us. It is the perfect size to replace our Forrester. We love not needing to go to a smelly, dangerous gas pump.

See all 26 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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