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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Overview

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Compared to competitors from Tesla and other automakers, the Chevrolet Bolt EV entered the all-electric segment at a somewhat later date. Still, that hasn’t stopped it from climbing up the ranks to the top, outselling other popular electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S.

The Bolt’s momentum doesn’t show any signs of slowing for the 2018 model year. While Chevy’s EV isn’t set to receive any major modifications for its latest iteration, the Bolt still possesses the same features and attributes that have made it such a smash hit in the first place.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt

What’s New for the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV?

As the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a relatively new addition to the Chevy lineup, it is not set to receive any major alterations for the 2018 model year. A few minor features, such as sliding sun visors and an available heated steering wheel, have been introduced to the Bolt.

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is available in two trim levels: the LT and Premier.

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Exterior

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV may not be the largest vehicle in Chevrolet’s lineup. Yet, it is the small size of the Bolt that makes it such an ideal set of wheels for city driving.

The Bolt also comes packaged with several exterior amenities perfect for combating the challenges of an urban environment. Heated, power-adjustable mirrors are useful during the coldest months of the year, while automatic headlamps help make the transition between day and night easier to manage.

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Exterior Photos:

Exterior features available on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT:

  • 17-inch painted aluminum wheels; Tire Inflator Kit Package; Automatic on/off headlamps; High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps; LED stop and tail lamps; Heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding black mirrors; Variable-speed, intermittent front wipers; Intermittent rear wiper; Body-color door handles; 120-volt portable charge cord; Roof-mounted shark-fin antenna; LED Daytime Running Lamps

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier:

  • 17-inch Ultra Bright Machined/painted aluminum wheels, Outside rearview mirror turn indicators, Body color door handles w/chrome strip, Roof rails

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Performance

The electric technology used for the Bolt EV’s powertrain system lend the vehicle several advantages over the competition. The 2018 Bolt EV delivers a respectable 200 horsepower, while producing an even more impressive 266 lb-ft of torque, thanks to the system that powers it.

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Efficiency

Unsurprisingly, the area where the Bolt shines brightest is efficiency. In fact, the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 128/110/119 MPGe City/Highway/Combined.

Furthermore, the Bolt’s total electric range is listed at 238 miles. That provides drivers with plenty of distance between recharges while on the go.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Interior

The interior cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is almost as advanced as its powertrain is. Drivers and passengers alike will find plenty of features to enjoy within the confines of the Bolt’s cabin.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility come standard with every Bolt model, as does Chevrolet MyLink. Upgrading to the Premier model of the Bolt EV introduces additional amenities, like leather seats and a heated steering wheel.

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Interior Photos:

Interior features available on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT:

  • Comfort and Seating: Front bucket seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, Six-way manual-adjustable driver and passenger seats, Carpeted floor mats, Tilt and telescopic steering column, Three-spoke deluxe steering wheel with integrated controls, Automatic climate control, Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • Technology: Push Button Start, Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle, Chevrolet MyLink® 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, Bluetooth® streaming audio for music and select phones, Voice-activated technology for radio and phone, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, Six-speaker sound system, Dual USB ports, Auxiliary input jack, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription, OnStar® 4G LTE with 3-month/3GB data trial, Auxiliary power outlet, 8-inch diagonal Driver Information Center, Drive model control switch, Programmable vehicle charge control, Remote Keyless Entry, Remote start, Rear Vision Camera

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier:

  • Comfort and Seating: Leather seats, Front and rear outboard heated seats, Silver center stack trim, Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Ambient interior lighting, False cargo floor
  • Technology: Surround Vision, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Rear Camera Mirror

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Safety

The Bolt continues to put its advanced nature on display through the various safety features and systems that it comes standard with. Traditional safety technologies like the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system are paired with more uncommon systems, such as Chevrolet’s Teen Driver interface.

Standard safety features for the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV include:

  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • Dual-stage frontal airbags
  • Thorax side-impact seat-mounted air bags for side-front outboard seating positions
  • 10 air bags
  • Head curtain side-impact airbags
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • OnStar® Guidance Plan Limited Trial Service
  • OnStar® Basic Plan for 5 years
  • LATCH System
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

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  • Super Jeepin

    Dear Chevrolet, please add adaptive cruise control to the Bolt! Sincerely, a fan.