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Chevrolet Bolt Ranked Among ‘Best Small Electric Cars’ of 2021

2021 Chevrolet Bolt | Portland, ME

The folks at Roadshow have evaluated all of the industry’s newest and greatest EVs, and came to the conclusion that one of the best small electric cars you can buy is the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt.

“There has never been a better time to make the jump to an electric vehicle than right now,” Roadshow said, and that’s especially true if the EV of your choice is the Chevy Bolt.

With 266 lb-ft of torque and punchy acceleration on par with sub-$30,000 sports cars, the Bolt makes a good showing on the performance front. And despite its affordable starting price, it delivers an exceptional range of 259 miles.*

“The Bolt is still one of the best bargains on the market when it comes to range versus cost. With a range of 259 miles in a cute-ish hatchback body style, there’s plenty of reason to recommend it,” Roadshow said.

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt is already one of the top EVs you can buy today, but keep in mind that it’s due to get a major upgrade for the 2022 model year. If you’re in the market for a great small electric car that will help you reduce your carbon footprint — and save money in the process — check out the 2021 Bolt today or wait a few months and pay Quirk Chevrolet of Portland a visit in Portland, Maine, to see the 2022 model in action!

 *EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

2020 Bolt Chevrolet EUV | Portland, ME
Bolt EV, Chevrolet

2022 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV Preview

2020 Bolt Chevrolet EUV | Portland, ME

Chevrolet recently shared a glimpse of the upcoming refreshed 2022 Bolt EV and the all-new Bolt EUV, both of which are set to be released in summer 2021. The video released in late August showed the profile of the Bolt EV slowly morphing into the silhouette of the Bolt EUV.

Both vehicles will be built on Chevy’s BEV2 electric vehicle platform, and the Bolt EUV will most likely have a longer wheelbase by about three inches. The silhouette of the Bolt EUV shows a long, sleek body with sharper angles than the rounder Bolt EV.

Not much is known about the 2022 Bolt EUV at this time, but we do know that it will come with GM’s Super Cruise self-driving technology, which until now was only offered in luxury Cadillac vehicles. Super Cruise uses driver-assist features like lane centering and adaptive cruise control to let you drive hands-free on millions of miles of pre-mapped highways.

The Bolt EV will maintain its class-leading 259-mile electric range, impressive 200 horsepower, and practical hatchback styling with tons of interior space. It will, however, boast updates to its infotainment system, a new adaptive cruise control, and seats that were even more comfortable than before.

Keep your eyes on the Quick Chevrolet of Portland blog for more info on the hotly anticipated 2022 Bolt EV and EUV, or check out our current inventory of Bolt EVs.

2020 Chevy Bolt EV | Portland, ME
Bolt EV, Chevrolet

Learn More About EVs with Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy Video Series

2020 Chevy Bolt EV | Portland, ME

If you’re considering going green with the vehicle you drive, check out the Bolt EV Academy video series recently released by Chevrolet. It breaks down the basics of owning and operating an electric vehicle starring the automaker’s popular, eco-friendly Chevy Bolt.

“For future Bolt EV drivers, the series will illustrate just how fun, easy, and convenient it is to live with an electric vehicle — all explained by the engineers and experts who brought the Bolt EV to life,” says Chevrolet.

There are plenty of advantages to driving an EV that go beyond forfeiting time-consuming stops at the pump, and the Bolt EV Academy covers them all in its 15 short, easy-to-understand episodes. The series highlights unique features of the Bolt EV and offers advice on how to operate its tech. It also provides tips for driving an EV in inclement weather.

Bolt EV Academy Video Series highlights

You’ll learn a lot from the EV Academy Video Series including:

  • How to charge your Bolt at home and on the road.
  • How to optimize the safety features in the Bolt to suit your driving needs.
  • How to operate the Driver Information Center and display screens.
  • How to activate services from OnStar.
  • How to use Bluetooth® technology to sync your smartphone

Find out how an EV can improve your time on the road. Contact Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine, to schedule a test drive of the Chevrolet Bolt.

2020 Chevy Bolt EV | Portland, ME
Bolt EV, Chevrolet, Model Preview

2020 Chevy Bolt EV Range Estimated at 259 Miles

2020 Chevy Bolt EV | Portland, ME

Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced the EPA-estimated range of the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV, and it’s impressive. The new Bolt EV will be able to travel 259 miles on a single charge,* which reflects a 21-mile increase over the previous model. This dramatic improvement should go a long way towards reducing anxiety among Americans on the fence about switching to all-electric vehicles.

“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,” remarked 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.”

So how has Chevy achieved this amazing feat? The energy of the cell electrodes became the focus of the automaker’s battery engineering teams. By making small tweaks to the chemistry of the cells, the team was able to increase the battery’s efficiency by a significant amount. That means the physical battery pack did not change, nor did the way it is integrated into the Bolt’s structure.

If you’re as excited as we are for this game-changing EV, we can’t wait to see you here at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland when the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV launches later this year.

*EPA-estimated EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and conditions.

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