2020 Chevrolet Bolt Gets Range Boost

Dan Croutch
by Dan Croutch

EV fans will want to take notice; the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV has improved its overall EPA-estimated range by nearly 10 percent.

While that number doesn’t seem like much, it translates into a total estimated range of 259 miles. That’s a 21-mile bump from the previous year’s Chevrolet Bolt.

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt range increase puts it ahead of the pack. It lasts longer than the Nissan Leaf 62KWh (226 miles), Tesla Model 3 standard-range plus (240 miles), and even the Hyundai Kona EV (285 miles), if only by a mile. The more extended battery range comes thanks to some technology upgrades to the battery technology used by Chevrolet. Total capacity gets bumped from 60 KWH to 66 KWH, which gives the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt its new range.

The new range comes thanks to some chemistry changes the engineers at Chevrolet have made to the battery cells. While small, the impact they have on charge capacity is notable. There aren’t any other details to the magic behind the increase to size and range. For the rest of the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt, it appears things stay pretty much unchanged year to year. Two new color options are available: Oasis Blue and Cayenne Orange Metallic, which costs extra.

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt has a 200 horsepower electric motor and has an MSRP of $37,495. You can expect the 2020 Bolt with improved range to hit showrooms later in 2019.

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