This just in: The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV has increased its range by 21 miles over the outgoing model. That means, on a single charger, drivers of the Bolt EV can go up to 259 miles.* This is an incredible feat that is likely to sway buyers who have been considering an all-electric vehicle but suffered from range anxiety.
Affordable Electric Vehicle
“The Bolt EV set the benchmark for long-range, affordable electric vehicles, and we’re excited to raise the bar by offering nearly 10 percent more EPA-estimated range for the 2020 model year,” explained Tim Grewe, director of Global Battery Cell Engineering and Strategy. “At Chevrolet, we’re constantly listening to customer feedback and we heard the desire for more range. The team worked diligently to find ways to improve battery energy, giving customers the confidence to go more than the extra mile.”
Extending The Range
So how was Chevy able to increase the Bolt’s range by more than 20 miles from one model year to the next? Reportedly, it all came down to the cell chemistry of the battery pack. By making minor changes, the battery engineering team at Chevy was able to up the energy of the cell electrodes. This means the team did not have to change the physical battery pack or the way it integrated into the Bolt’s structure to bring about this increase.
You’ll be able to get the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV later this year at DeLillo Chevrolet; you can even get it in one of its two new colors, Cayenne Orange Metallic or Oasis Blue. Contact us for more information.
*EPA estimated. Your actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age and how you use and maintain your vehicle.