2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVChange year or vehicle
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 quality than competitors
- Modest cargo room
- Low-resolution backup and 360-degree cameras
- Gimmicky regenerative handbraking
- Fewer standard features than competitors
Five-seat compact electric car
238-mile EPA-estimated range
Eligible for federal tax credit
10.2-inch touchscreen standard
DC fast charging optional
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What Is the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
With a future-is-now approach, Chevrolet's all-electric Bolt EV hatchback delivers 238 miles of range on a full charge, according to the EPA, which should go a long way toward eliminating the kind of range anxiety drivers experience in electric cars with shorter driving ranges. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt, which has 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, Volkswagen e-Golf and Tesla Model 3.
What's New on the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
A new tire fill alert beeps the horn when an underinflated tire reaches the correct air pressure.
What Features in the 2019 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 keeping assist, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.
Should I Buy the 2019 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 its 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 it's already begun to phase out, so be sure to check the schedule before buying.
An Electrifying Experience
This is an amazing car. Fun to drive and excellent handling. No issues with battery range covering the State from one end to the other. Comfortable and quiet. One-pedal driving is a piece of cake and ... Read full review
Love driving fuel free
After owning two Volts and loving them, I was ready to go all electric and the Bolt EV fit my needs. With a range of roughly 235 miles between charging, it more than suits my lifestyle. The torque is ... Read full review
The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV currently has 1 recall
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV has not been tested.
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