What Is the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
Chevrolet’s all-electric Bolt EV hatchback delivers impressive range and is relatively affordable — though a little less so now with the expiration of the federal tax credits it qualified for previously. 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. The front-wheel-drive Bolt EV’s competitors include the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3.
What’s New on the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
DC fast charging is now included on the Premier trim level.
What Features in the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- 10.2-inch touchscreen multimedia system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after trial)
- 60/40-split, folding backseat
- Automatic air conditioning
Available features include:
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated front and rear seats
- Wireless device charging
- 360-degree camera system
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind spot warning
- Lane-keeping assist
Should I Buy the 2021 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 less comfortable than some direct competitors, but the Bolt EV accelerates quickly.