As electric vehicle technology and charging infrastructure continue to improve, more automakers are bringing new electric vehicles to market every year. But although factors like range and charge time are improving, there's still one big sticking point for many buyers: price. In fact, what may be the biggest surprise for buyers who have been looking into electric options that cost an arm and a leg is that you can easily find an affordable Chevy Bolt for sale. Its low price makes it attainable for a wide range of drivers.
Behind that low price tag is a highly capable vehicle that has plenty to offer, from practicality to comfort. The Chevy Bolt EV debuted for the 2017 model year, and for the 2022 lineup, it was joined by the Bolt EUV, a larger version with an SUV-like body. Whether you're interested in the original compact hatchback or its more spacious sibling, you can find either version of the Bolt here at Raceway Chevrolet. Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have and help you get a great deal on either a new or used model.
The Chevy Bolt EV has been a revolutionary vehicle since it first rolled off the assembly line in 2017; it's an all-electric vehicle with impressive range and top-notch driving dynamics that average drivers can actually afford. The 2017 Bolt EV garnered plenty of praise: it made Car and Driver's 10Best list, earned a Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book, and was named a Top Safety Pick by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In the years since, the Bolt EV has remained competitive even as the range of options in the EV market continues to expand.
The Bolt EV's hatchback design offers all of the advantages of a compact car: it's easy to maneuver, can fit in even the tightest of garage spaces, and makes parking a breeze. But that small size doesn't come at the expense of comfort. The interior is surprisingly spacious, with enough legroom for adults to stretch out in either the front or back row. If you're transporting cargo rather than passengers, the back seats can fold flat to create a large space where you can fit bulky items, from furniture to camping gear.
On top of its practicality, the Bolt EV is also a fun car to drive. It offers a smooth ride and handles well, with quick and accurate steering. Its lively acceleration can come in handy while passing on the highway. Some models also have a regenerative braking paddle on the steering wheel that allows for one-pedal driving, which recaptures energy and extends the Bolt EV's range.
When it comes to charging, drivers have a few different options. With the right cable, you can recharge at any standard 120-volt household outlet, although it will probably take a while. A standard 240-volt outlet provides enough power to give you a full charge overnight. Compatible models can also take advantage of public DC fast charging stations, which can add a significant amount of range in as little as half an hour. With the myChevrolet app, you can easily find charging stations while you're on the go, so you can charge up while you shop, dine, or travel.
The Bolt EUV is a newer addition to Chevy's lineup. It takes all the perks of owning the Bolt EV and puts them in a larger, SUV-shaped package. If the hatchback body style feels like a tight squeeze, then the Bolt EUV's spacious cabin can give you the room you need. Compared to the Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV has more length, width, and height, so it not only provides extra legroom (especially in the back seat) but more headroom as well, which should come in handy for taller drivers.
While the Bolt EUV may be large compared to the Bolt EV, its size is still relatively compact compared to many SUVs out there. So opting for the larger Bolt EUV doesn't mean you'll have to use up too much garage space or struggle to find street parking on a busy day in downtown Allentown. Since it takes more materials to make it, the Bolt EUV is a bit pricier than the Bolt EV. But it's still quite affordable for its segment and definitely a great value proposition for what you get.
The very first iteration of this vehicle, the 2017 Bolt EV, came out of the gate with a driving range of 238 miles. That was quite impressive for the time, and it still gets the job done today, allowing drivers to run plenty of errands or even take a day trip from Bethlehem to Philly on a single charge. The earliest Bolt EVs also came standard with an infotainment system featuring a large touchscreen and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So if you're looking at pre-owned Bolts, you can be confident that even the oldest model will come loaded with all the features you need to get where you're going and stay entertained and informed along the way.
Here at Raceway Chevrolet, we offer both new and pre-owned vehicles so that we can provide our customers as many options as possible. New models come loaded with the latest features and have a clean bill of health, but they also have heftier price tags than their used counterparts. Since Chevrolet vehicles are reliable and built to last, budget-conscious shoppers can get a great bang for their buck by opting for a used model, knowing that it will still be in good shape many miles down the road. Buying used can also allow you to spring for a higher trim level without going over budget. While the base trims have a wide range of standard features, upgrading to higher-end models unlocks more premium interior materials and creature comforts.
Since we offer both new and used electric vehicles, you don't even have to make up your mind before you visit our dealership. You can browse both and ask our helpful sales staff any questions you may have about specific features or particular model years. We also have financing experts on hand who can help you craft a payment plan that's right for you, walking you through all the details of a lease, loan, or trade-in.