2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Key specs

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The good:

  • Excellent range for the price
  • Spacious cabin
  • Quick acceleration
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

The bad:

  • Uncomfortable front seats
  • Busier ride than competitors
  • Modest cargo room
  • Gimmicky regenerative hand-braking

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact electric car
  • EPA-estimated range of 259 miles
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen standard
  • DC fast charging available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


My awesome first electric car

This is my first electric car. It accelerates like a rocket! Rides are bit pitchy, but the car is roomy and its performance makes up for everything. Love this car.


1st electric car owned, love it! Has good range.

Love it! Installed a 240 charger, quick, no "range anxiety"! Solid feel and easy to adjust to "quiet" driving. Would be nice if offered a better sound system!


Best value electric on the market

I bought this Bolt after owning a Chevy Volt and a Fiat 500e. Its range is more practical than the Fiat, and it is more comfortable than the Volt.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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