Chevrolet Bolt EV Returns with More Range, Technology, and Affordability

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV was a game-changer when it was first introduced in 2017. It was the first long-range, mass-produced electric vehicle (EV) available at a truly affordable price. And it was a hit with consumers, with sales consistently outpacing expectations.

  • The Bolt EV has won numerous awards, including the MotorTrend Car of the Year and the Green Car of the Year.

Now, Chevrolet is bringing the Bolt EV back with a next-generation model that promises even more range, technology, and affordability.

Bigger, better, faster

Chevy Bolt EV 2023

The next-generation Bolt EV will be updated with Ultium and Ultifi technologies, making it even more affordable, efficient, and technologically advanced. 

Ultium is GM’s new battery platform, which offers greater range and affordability than previous battery technologies. The platform also underpins the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. This means that the Bolt EV will have access to GM’s latest battery technology, which offers greater range and efficiency.

Ultifi is GM’s new software platform, allowing the Bolt EV to receive over-the-air updates that add new features and improve performance. This will keep the Bolt up-to-date with the latest features and security patches.

Specific range estimates have not yet been released, but the Bolt EV is expected to have a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. This would make it one of the most affordable long-range EVs on the market.

In addition to a greater range, the new Bolt EV will also feature several new technological advancements. These include a new infotainment system with a larger touchscreen, a more advanced driver assistance suite, and over-the-air updates. They also include a new exterior design and a more spacious interior.

The new Bolt EV is also expected to be more affordable than the current model. The starting price for the 2023 Bolt EV is $31,000, but the next-generation model is expected to start at a lower price point.

The Next-Gen Bolt is expected to join Chevrolet’s growing lineup of EVs, which will also include the upcoming Corvette EV. This will make Chevrolet one of the leading brands in the electric vehicle market.

Next-Gen Bolt EV features:

  • Longer range
  • More power
  • Latest Ultifi technology
  • Over-the-air updates
  • Improved connectivity

Timing and Details to Be Announced Later

Chevrolet has yet to announce the timing or specific details about the next-generation Bolt. However, the company has said it will be “significantly lower engineering expense and capital investment” than an all-new program.

This suggests the new Bolt will be a relatively minor update to the current model. However, adding Ultium and Ultifi technologies will make it a more compelling option for buyers.

Comparison to Previous Models

Next-Gen Chevrolet Bolt EV

The first-generation Bolt EV had a range of 259 miles, which was impressive for an affordable electric vehicle at the time. However, the range of the Bolt EV has since been surpassed by other electric cars, such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Hyundai Kona Electric.

The next-generation Bolt EV is expected to have a longer range than the current model. However, the exact range has yet to be announced.


The next-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV is shaping up to be a significant player in the electric vehicle market. With its long-range, affordable price, and advanced technology, the Bolt EV is an excellent option for consumers looking for an EV that has it all. It’s a great choice for those who want to go electric without breaking the bank.

Photos: Chevrolet

  • Simon Elstad

    As assistant editor at Greener Ideal, Simon champions clean energy, mobility, tech and the environment. He’s passionate about uncovering innovative solutions that power a sustainable future. When he's not dissecting envirotech data, you can find him exploring nature, actively supporting wildlife & environmental conservation efforts.

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