The Chevy Bolt has already impressed drivers and critics worldwide with its amazing range, but the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV range has reached new heights — or, distances.
Increasing by 21 miles over the outgoing Bolt model, the 2020 Bolt EV will achieve up to 259 miles of range on a single electric charge.* If any drivers considering the switch to an all-electric car had range anxiety before, this should certainly quell any concerns.
“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,” commented 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 21-mile improvement was a genius innovation. The company’s battery-engineering team didn’t need to change the physical battery pack or the way that pack was integrated into the Bolt EV’s body structure. Instead, the team was able to manipulate the battery’s cell chemistry slightly. Even the small tweaks improved the energy of the cell electrodes, enabling the range improvement.
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*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and conditions.