If you are buying an electric car, chances are you will need space to plug it in. Chevrolet is aware that, so it is covering home-charge installation costs for buyers of the 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. However, the offer only lasts through June, and according to Inside comes with a few Caviates.
Chevy, through companion Qmerit, will install an NEMA 14-50 outlet fed by a dedicated 50-amp circuit with its breaker. This is the outlet used by larger devices, and it allows charging the so-called Level 2, 240 volts (a standard 120-volt domestic outlet is considered level 1). However, Chevy is only covering what it calls a “standard installation”, so any additional costs will be the responsibility of the customer.
According to Chevy, both the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV come standard with a 7.2-kW onboard charger, allowing full recharge from a Level 2 source in seven hours. However, both models are capable of charging up to 11 kW, which may require some additional equipment.
Owners who want more charging power can purchase a 40-amp, 9.6kW Level 2 charging station, which can still plug into an outlet Chevy install, Inside InAV. However, owners who want the entire 11 kW will need to install a dedicated 60-amp circuit, which Chevy will not cover, the website said. The installation should pay for the Chevy should allow a car to charge overnight, though.
For 2022, Chevy updated the Bolt EV and added SUV-like Bolt EU models to the lineup. The 2022 Bolt EV gets a significant price cut (its base price is $ 5,500 less than the 2021 model), and a new look inside and out, but with a carryover powertrain and battery pack. This means that the 259-mile range remains unchanged, but it is still great for EVs at this price.
The Bolt EVV is 6.7 inches longer than the Bolt EV, but is very similar compared to the standard hatchback. The Chevy promises more rear legroom, but the Bolt EUV is also pricier than the Bolt EV, and offers a slightly lower range (estimated 250 miles). However, the EUV gets GM’s Super Cruise Driver-Assist system, which is not available on the Bolt EV. Both models went on sale later this year as part of a wave of new GM EVs, including the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck and the Cadillac Lyriq SUV.