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eligible customers who purchase or
lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV. GM's
strategy is to make at-home charging
more convenient, faster and effective.
Both of the 2022 Bolt models beat the
outgoing Bolt EV in retail price. The

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Bolt EUV's U.S. retail base price is
$33,995. The EV starts at $31,995 - undercutting the '21 model by more than
$5,000. Super Cruise as part of the
Premier package on EUV is $2,200.
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Bolt EUV program engineering manager
Rob Mantinan.
(per Super Cruise dictum), there was some
pronounced yaw and lateral motion in the
Bolt EUV. Not alarming, but the vehicle did
not feel planted within its lane. To our seatof-pants gauge, it was constantly adjusting position in varying degrees. 
 By comparison, the CT6 with Super
Cruise upgrades we drove in early 2020
was a Rock of Gibraltar on the freeway -
its lane-centering was exemplary. That the
Bolt EUV felt a bit agitated in driver-assist mode is likely related to its B-segment
dimensions: the 105.3-in. (2675-mm)
wheelbase is 17 inches (432 mm) shorter
than that of the Cadillac CT6. The little EV
also is more than four inches (100 mm)
narrower than CT6. Expect algorithmic
refinements to improve Bolt EUV's handsoff poise on the highway, prior to its arrival at dealers this summer. 
 

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Charging changes 

Both the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV now are
capable of 11-kW Level 2 charging. A new
'dual level' charge cord, standard on EUV
(and optional on the Bolt EV) has swappable plugs to enable charging using a
standard 120-V three-prong outlet or
Level 2 (240-V) charging by simply
changing the plug on the cord. (Some
mid-priced MIG welders have offered similar plug/voltage versatility for years). 
 As a bonus, Chevy is collaborating
with Qmerit to cover standard installation of Level 2 charging capability for
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