Electric vehicles have become pretty popular lately, but many people associate them with poor capabilities. Early electric vehicles couldn’t get up to speed very fast and only had a very limited range, not to mention inconvenient charging functions. The 2019 Chevy Bolt is something special, however. This all-electric car is what you actually expect when you design an electric car to have the same capabilities as traditional gas-powered counterparts, but without the negative carbon footprint. Not only is the 2019 Chevy Bolt good for the environment, but it also won’t break the bank. I’m sure that the 2019 Chevy Bolt will knock your socks off with all it offers!
Though electric cars have become a more and more common sight on highways around America, lots of us still don’t quite know how electric vehicles work from a day-to-day perspective. If you’re interested in the Chevy Bolt, the process might surprise you. You won’t find yourself only driving a few miles before you have to rush home to plug in your car, instead you’ll be able to drive up to 238 miles on a full electric charge! With that, the Bolt has a battery charge time of 9.3h at 22V. That means that you can go just about anywhere!
With the 2019 Chevy Bolt, you don’t have to return home to plug in, if you’re on a road trip, just download an app on your smartphone and easily find a charging station. If you plan on using the Chevy Bolt for your day-to-day needs like your commute, you’ll probably be able to get through nearly the whole week without recharging as the average American commute is 40 miles!
The 2019 Chevy Bolt features an electric motor with a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack which can be charged as much or as little as suits you. You can top it off at the end of a day, or strategically schedule it to charge only when electricity prices are low. Chevy’s Location-Based-Charging means that you can program your 2019 Chevy Bolt to only charge at home when electricity rates are off-peak. You can also set the car to charge as soon as it’s plugged in, saving you money and working around your schedule. You definitely won’t miss having to stop in to fill up your tank at a grimy gas station, that is, unless you’re just there to grab a salty snack.
If you’re thinking of getting a new Chevy Bolt, you’ll want to install a charging station in your home. There are two types of charging stations that the 2019 Chevy Bolt is compatible with; the 240-VOLT/32-AMP charging unit or the available DC fast charging unit which is only available for public use. Getting a charging station installed in your home means you’ll never have to stand outside in the rain while you fill up your tank ever again!
If you’re thinking that this all-electric vehicle is too good to be true, you’d be wrong. Just because the 2019 Chevy Bolt is energy efficient and can go for mile and miles doesn’t mean that it’s lacking in power. The Bolt’s 200-horsepower propels the car easily from 0 – 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds and provides impressive torque! That’s quite a feat for a car which needs to be built light and efficient.
Appearance and Utility
Built by a classic American car company, the 2019 Bolt falls in line with other well-designed models Chevrolet has come out with over the years. This car is beautifully proportioned and will be sure to turn heads with its eye-catching exterior. The 2019 Chevy Bolt comes in a choice of nine colors to suit any style. There is one striking difference between the Bolt and more traditional compact cars with a gasoline engine, the Bolt has a completely enclosed and flat underbody. Instead of the underbody being open to the elements, debris, and rust so that the engine doesn’t overheat, the 2019
Chevy Bolt’s battery is protected with a thermal management system. This prevents the battery from overheating without the need for air cooling. Being fully enclosed helps to protect the car as well as improves its aerodynamics with streamlined air flow.
The Bolt was crafted in the style of a compact car, seating up to 5-people and offering plenty of cargo space. The rear seats split in half and fold back to increase the Bolt’s total cargo space to 56.6 cubic feet. This means you can flexibly seat your friends and family while still hauling oddly-shaped cargo. Chevrolet also designed the Bolt so that the battery is placed cleverly to allow for the interior to be more spacious than other electric vehicles.
Technology and Entertainment
This car was designed with a modern consumer in mind, one who isn’t afraid of a little extra technology helping along the way. The first thing you’ll notice when you slide into the driver’s seat is the 10.2-inch digital color touch screen in the dashboard. This screen is the command center for much of the technology installed in the Bolt. You’ll be able to see detailed reports about the Bolt’s performance with just a glance and in real-time. One report shows the percentage of energy you’ve used while driving, while another shows stats on the battery and climate. Other stats available include energy usage, battery levels, range estimation, and charging settings. All-electric drivers who are environmentally conscious will be glad to have these reports to alter their driving habits for the better!
Not only does the 2019 Chevy Bolt offer its drivers superior analytics about its own performance, it also provides a range of entertainment functions. The center screen can be used to access contacts, music, and apps. If you want to view your driving stats at the same time, all you have to do it enter split screen mode! If you’re truly a technology bug, consider opting for the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot in your 2019 Chevy Bolt to stay connected with the outside world no matter where the road takes you.
Safety and Savings
You might expect the 2019 Chevy Bolt to have a poor safety rating because the car has to be so light to be powered so successfully by an electric motor, but you’d be wrong! The Bolt was designed to keep its passengers safe and has the scores to prove it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Advisory (NHTSA) gave the 2019 Chevy Bolt an Overall Rating of 5-start! You can also opt to include available safety features like forward collision avoidance, low-speed forward automatic braking, and front pedestrian braking.
For the money conscious consumer, the 2019 Chevy Bolt could be a great option! Not only does it come at a low MSRP and save money on fuel, but it can also get you a hefty tax break in April. The federal government along with several states are offering tax credits for new owners of Chevy Bolts due to their energy efficiency. You could receive up to $7,500 in savings from the federal government just by buying a new 2019 Chevy Bolt! The Bolt is already one of the most affordable all-electric vehicles on the market, the available tax credits for green efficiency are just a bonus!
If you’re thinking of going all-electric this year, definitely check out the 2019 Chevy Bolt to see whether its great design, fuel efficiency, safety, and cost fit your expectations. I’m sure that it’ll knock your socks off!