2020 Chevy Bolt to offer 259 miles of range

Starting with model year 2020, the Chevy Bolt will offer an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles, a 21-mile increase over previous model years.

Chevy says its battery engineering team improved the cell electrodes by making small changes to the cell chemistry, which allowed them to increase the vehicle range without needing to change the physical battery pack or the way it is integrated into the vehicle structure.

The 2020 Bolt EV will arrive in dealerships later this year with a starting MSRP of $37,495.

Chevrolet director Tim Grewe said, “The Bolt EV set the benchmark for long-range, affordable electric vehicles, and we’re excited to raise the bar by offering nearly 10% more EPA-estimated range for the 2020 model year.”

Source: Chevrolet

  • Vincent Wolf

    Still just a niche product for cities only and some states compliance car. Nothing more. Why? Horrid charging rate makes it impractical for Interstate travel. Distances between J1772 charging stations are too far apart to be safe. In contrast with Tesla which is almost everywhere and hardly ever more than 100 miles apart from the next station. Just try driving from Saint George, Utah to Flagstaff, AZ with a Leaf or a Bolt. You won’t make it.

    • unonuthin

      But for most daily drivers the range is more than adequate. There is still a lot of range myths around that people are confused until they find out the facts. I am sure soon there will be more charging options. The US needs to get on board with this a lot faster because they are being left behind the rest of the planet.