charging

CHARGING

Plug it in. Charge it up. Head on out

You might think charging an electric vehicle like Bolt EV is complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. From plug types and wall outlets to charging time and locators, see how easy it is to drive electric.

Charge it your way

There are a few ways to charge your Bolt EV. All you have to do is choose the one that’s best for you.

LEVEL 1

SAE J1772

About 4 miles per hour of charge

Basic: 120-volt portable charge cord

When using the standard 120-volt portable charge cord, you can plug in anywhere there’s a 3-prong outlet. Charging this way takes a little more time, so the key is to plug in every day after work and charge up overnight.

 

  • Charge anywhere there’s a 3-prong outlet

  • A 12-hour charge gives you about 48 miles of range, which is roughly equivalent to the average daily commute

RECOMMENDED

LEVEL 2

SAE J1772

Up to 25 miles per hour of charge

Fast: 240-volt/32-amp charging unit

Bolt EV comes standard with 240-volt charging capability. The available recommended 240-volt charging unit is the fastest, most convenient way to charge at home. It requires professional installation, so talk to a certified electrician about installation costs and incentives in your area.

 

•    Charge at home and public stations


•    Charge up to five times faster than with the 120-volt portable charge cord


•    Easily top off your charge

DC FAST CHARGING

SAE J1772 COMBO

Up to 100 miles of range in about 30 minutes

Super fast: DC Fast Charging

When you’re out and about and need to top off your charge, this is the most convenient way to go. DC Fast Charging prices may vary per station.

 

•    Requires available DC Fast Charging port (additional cost)


•    Charge at public stations only

Installation is easy too

Chevrolet has partnered with Qmerit to provide you with easy access to accredited home EV charging station installers right in your area. You may even qualify for state, local or utility incentives once you’ve purchased and installed your home charging solution, so be sure to check to see if you’re eligible.

Step 1: Find an installer
Qmerit: Find an Installer
Enter your home address and Qmerit will confirm that there are qualified installers near you. Up to three installers will provide no-cost quotes for your home charging solution.
Step 2: Get quotes
Qmerit: Find an Installer
Qmerit’s quick home EV readiness survey lets you send pictures and   information about your installation location to qualified installers near you. This allows for faster, more accurate quotes.
Step 3: Schedule it
Qmerit: Find an Installer
Once you’ve reviewed your quotes, the installer of your choice will schedule a convenient time to install your home charging solution. They’ll take care of everything – from pulling any necessary permits to helping you choose the right home charging configuration.

Plenty of places to plug in

If you’re looking for a spot to charge when you’re on the go, the Energy Assist feature within the myChevrolet Mobile App can direct you to nearby charging stations along your route. And because it automatically updates as driving conditions change, you’ll know exactly when and where to stop.

Frequently asked questions

How much will it cost me to charge my Bolt EV?

According to the EPA label, the estimated fuel cost for Bolt EV is $550 per year, or about $46 per month. Compared with an average new vehicle of the same size, the EPA estimates that Bolt EV could save you $5,000 in fuel costs over 5 years, or roughly $1,000 per year, or about $70 per month. Plus, by charging at night, when utility rates may be at their lowest off-peak price, you could save even more.

Does Bolt EV require any special equipment at home?

A 120-volt charge cord comes standard with Bolt EV. The available 240-volt (32-amp) charging unit is the fastest and most convenient way to charge at home – however, it does require professional installation. For Bolt EV, the 240-volt charging unit offers the benefit of up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge. So, if you drive an average of 40­–50 miles a day, like most U.S. commuters, you could replenish your battery in about two hours.
 

You can find the available 240-volt charging unit at Bolt EV-certified dealers and online at GM Accessories. Chevrolet has partnered with Qmerit to provide you with easy access to accredited home EV charging station installers right in your area. Click here for details.
 

Our partner, Webasto,TM provides a convenient, easy-to-use solution for home installation. Otherwise, be sure to talk to a certified electrician about installation costs and incentives in your area.
 

Plus, with Programmable and Location-Based Charging options, you can easily set your Bolt EV to take advantage of off-peak utility rates to help save money. So don’t forget to check with your utility provider about off-peak utility rates, as well as available incentives and rebates for installation of a home charging unit.

How do I know how much energy my Bolt EV is using?

The standard 8-inch diagonal Driver Information Center and 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen displays in Bolt EV as well as the myChevrolet Mobile App make it easy to track your energy efficiency and charge status.
 

On the 8-inch diagonal Driver Information Center, you can select from three different displays with varying levels of information:
 

  • Classic: Battery charge level and range estimate, plus efficiency indicator with solid green or yellow bar.

  • Modern: Battery charge level and range estimate, plus efficiency ball to track performance.

  • Enhanced: Battery charge level with confidence gauge (estimated high and low range based on recent driving), power gauge and efficiency ring.
     
On the 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen, simply select the Energy button to access the Energy Screens, which feature:
 
  • Power Flow: Presents a diagram of the car to show its current operating condition and highlights active components. This means you can see how features such as regenerative braking actually work during your commute.

  • Charging Information: Displays your charge status, charge time settings and charge level settings based on the type of charging equipment you use.

  • Efficiency History: Stores information on how you drive for up to 50 miles and utilizes a bar graph to represent the energy used as you drive.

  • Energy Details: Breaks down the percentages of energy used for Driving and Accessories, Climate Settings and Battery Conditioning. At a glance, you can see how much power is going toward your heating and cooling levels.

  • Range Impacts: Calculates an index score based on driving technique, terrain, climate settings and outside temperature. This allows you to make adjustments to optimize energy consumption and maximize your score and range, if you'd like.
     
With the myChevrolet Mobile App, you can remotely start and precondition your vehicle while it’s charging, monitor your charge status, view diagnostic information and more – all with the tap of a finger.

Will I get a tax credit for my Bolt EV?

You could receive a tax credit through federal, state and utility/local incentives.


Keep in mind, not all EV incentives are tax credits – some are rebates and some are sales tax exemptions. Also, whether they are available to you will depend on your tax situation and in which state you live.


Federal incentives


When you purchase an EV, you could receive a federal tax credit of up to $1,875. Check with your tax professional to confirm your tax status. Here’s additional information from the U.S. Department of Energy and the IRS.

State incentives


A number of states currently offer EV incentives in the form of rebates, state tax credits or sales tax exemptions. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy website for information about available incentives in your state.

Utility/local incentives


A handful of electric utility companies and a few cities around the country offer incentives for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle, so it may be worth looking into these options as well. And to top it off, some states, cities and electric utilities may also offer incentives for home EV charging units.


Check out more information on available EV incentives and home EV charging unit incentives.

Does Bolt EV come with a warranty?

Bolt EV offers owners peace of mind with Chevrolet Complete Care, which includes battery and electric component coverage and Courtesy Transportation for 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Rest assured that Bolt EV is built on the success of the Chevrolet Volt – and there are over 150,000 of those on U.S. roads today.

What scheduled maintenance is needed for Bolt EV, and where can I go for service?

Owning a Bolt EV requires less maintenance than a gas vehicle since there are no oil changes or engine upkeep. Here are a few things you’ll need to keep up on:

 

• Rotate your tires every 7,500 miles.
 

• Replace the cabin air filter every 22,500 miles.
 

• Check your brakes, hoses and fluid levels periodically.

 

These services can all be performed at any Chevrolet Bolt EV-certified dealer.

What factors have an impact on my range?

When operating traditional gas vehicles, certain driving behaviors or weather conditions may impact your fuel efficiency. The same realities apply to electric vehicles. Depending on how you drive or how you adjust the climate settings, you may get more or fewer miles of range. But, with an EPA-estimated 259 miles of pure electric range per full charge, there’s plenty to go around.


When it comes to weather and range variation, here are a few things to consider:


Outside temperature: Unfortunately, we can’t control the elements, but it’s important to remember that outside temperature may affect range. Luckily, the Bolt EV battery pack has an active thermal management system and liquid-cooling loop to allow the vehicle to operate in extreme hot and cold climates.


Your driving technique: Being a little heavy-footed on the accelerator can impact range efficiency, just like with a gas vehicle.


The terrain: Living in a hilly or flat area could impact your range. Regenerative braking features such as Regen on DemandTM and One Pedal Driving help restore more energy into the battery. And by enabling Hill Top Reserve – which allows you to stop the charge before the battery is full – you can leave space for “free” regenerative energy when driving downhill from a higher elevation immediately after charging.


Climate settings: Some like it warm. Some like it cold. Whatever your preference, when the heat or air conditioning is in use, energy is pulled from the battery. But there are ways you can reduce energy usage and improve range. If equipped, be sure to use the heated seat feature, because heating the seat uses less energy than heating the vehicle interior. And you can precondition your car while it’s still plugged in to reach just the right temperature before you step inside. This way, power is pulled from your electrical source rather than from your battery.

Can I top off my charge at any time?

Yes, that’s the beauty of driving Bolt EV. You can choose how and when you charge. Plug in anytime to add a few more miles or fully replenish your battery at night and go about your day the next morning.  

EV federal tax credit

If you’re looking to purchase a Chevrolet Bolt EV, now is the perfect time. Take advantage of the federal tax credit of up to $1,875 while it’s still available.

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

FOR VEHICLES DELIVERED

Up to $1,875

October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

No credit

On or after April 1, 2020

LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 1, 2019

State incentives

Depending on which state you live in, you could also qualify for additional savings. State EV incentives are subject to change. Check your state website for the latest information. Also talk with your electricity provider about additional savings and rebates in your area.

Ready to go electric?

2020
Bolt EV
STARTING AT $36,620  
As shown $42,505  
The 2020 Bolt EV is an affordable all-electric vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge.

*The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • Charging rate varies based on output of the charge unit, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

  • Requires compatible Apple or Android device and data connection. Remote Services require paid plan.

  • Based on 118 MPGe, 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles, $2.83 per gallon gas, and $0.13 per kWh national average electricity cost.

  • Defined by total deliveries of MY11-19 Volt in USA thru 9/30/19.

  • EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

  • Each individual’s tax situation is unique. Consult your tax professional prior to claiming any tax-related credits to confirm the vehicle tax benefits for which you may be eligible. Must be claimed by the owner after the purchase of a new Chevrolet Volt or Bolt EV.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

  • Read your vehicle Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/39 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission

  • EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.

     

  • EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Sonic Sedan with 6-speed manual transmission 27/38; with 6-speed automatic transmission 26/34; Sonic Hatchback with 6-speed manual transmission 26/35; with 6-speed automatic transmission 26/34.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • Connected Services include navigation services and Remote Access Plan, and 1 month/3 GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Services are subject to User Terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell service and GPS signals. OnStar links to emergency services. Visit onstar.com for more details.

  • Model year 2018 and newer vehicles include: 1 month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan and 1 month of Chevrolet Connected Services which include navigation services, Remote Access Plan and 1 month or 3 gigabytes of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Services are subject to user terms and limitations. Visit onstar.com for more details. Data plans offered by AT&T. Availability subject to change.

  • Connected Services include navigation services and Remote Access Plan, and 1 month/3 GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Data plan offered by AT&T. Services subject to user terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell service, and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services.  Visit onstar.com for more details.

  • If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

  • EPA estimate for Sonic with available 6-speed automatic transmission.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 238-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.

  • EPA-estimated 238-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and conditions.

  • Read your vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Read your vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Sedan with 1.4L 4-cylinder engine.

  • Cargo space for Cruze Hatch with rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 37 MPG highway for Cruze Premier Hatchback.

  • If you decide to continue service after your trial, your selected subscription plan will automatically renew thereafter. You will be charged at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. ©2018 Sirius XM Radio Inc. All rights reserved.

  • EPA-estimated 53-mile range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric); 367-mile extended range based on 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain and driving technique.

  • EPA-estimated 53-mile range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric); 367-mile extended range based on 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Your actual range will vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain and driving conditions.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Visit my.chevrolet.com/learn for vehicle and smartphone compatibility.

  • Available late 2018.

  • Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • EPA-estimated 28 City/39 Hwy MPG

  • With second row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • Read the vehicles Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android (TM) 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service plan and paid AT&T Data plan. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Premier shown seats seven. Standard on L, LS. Available on LT.

  • EPA-estimated with available 3.6L engine (FWD).

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one mobile device. Some devices require an adaptor or back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, visit my.chevrolet.com/learn for details.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Suburban 2WD 15/22, 4WD14/21.

  • Based on GM Large SUV segment. With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Tahoe 2WD 15/22, 4WD 15/21.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Available on all trims and standard on RS and Premier including 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Requires AWD model. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. Map Coverage available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • Dependability based on longevity: 1987–July 2017 full-size pickup registrations.

  • Model year 2018 and newer vehicles include: 1 month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan and 1 month of Chevrolet Connected Services which include navigation services, Remote Access Plan, and 1 month or 3 gigabytes of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Services are subject to user terms and limitations. Visit onstar.com for more details. Data plans offered by AT&T. Availability subject to change.

  • Requires Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab 2WD DRW with fifth-wheel hitch and available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • With available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android(TM) 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

     

  • 308 horsepower with available 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Colorado 2WD with available Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 308 horsepower with standard 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • Connected services include navigation services and Remote Access Plan. Services subject to Terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services.  See onstar.com for details. Availability subject to change.

  • Connected services include navigation services and Remote Access Plan. Services subject to Terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services.  See onstar.com for details. Availability subject to change.

  • EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Sonic Sedan with 6-speed manual transmission 27/38; with 6-speed automatic transmission 26/34; Sonic Hatchback with 6-speed manual transmission 26/35; with 6-speed automatic transmission 26/34.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • Certain features require a SiriusXM subscription and the Chevrolet Connected Access plan. See siriusxm.com and onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to my.chevrolet.com/learnAbout/chevrolettires or see your dealer.

  • Premier shown seats seven. Standard on L, LS. Available on LT.

  • Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Standard on all trims:  Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Intellibeam Headlamps. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints.  Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint.  See the Owner's Manual for more information.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • On LS models with available front-row split-bench seat.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Read the Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity to some devices.

  • Read the Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Read the Owner's Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Requires AWD and 3.6L engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Standard on Extended Cab and 2WD Crew Cab Short Box models.

  • Standard on 2WD Crew Cab Long Box and 4WD Crew Cab models.

  • Available on Extended Cab models

  • Available on Crew Cab models

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Equipment from independent suppliers is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier alterations.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

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