How Long Does it Take to Charge a Chevy Bolt?

July 20th, 2021 by
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The 2022 Chevy Bolt and the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV are easy to charge and exceptionally user friendly, so it’s no exaggeration to say that these models are ushering in a new era of all-electric automobiles. The latest Chevy Bolt charging times show that you can regain up to 26 miles per hour at home or up to 100 miles in 30 minutes at Level 3 public charging stations. Read on to explore all of your options in detail.

Chevy Bolt Charging Times

Chevy Bolt charging times vary depending on the charging method that you employ:

  • Level 1 Basic Charging (120-Volt Portable Charger Cord) – Add 4 miles of range per hour
  • Level 2 Fast Charging (240-Volt Home Charging Unit) – Add 26 miles of range per hour
  • Level 2 Fast Charging (Public Charging Station) – Add 39 miles of range per hour
  • Level 3 Super Fast Charging (DC Public Charging Station) – Add 100 miles of range in 30 minutes

Although some differences between the Bolt EV and the Bolt EUV are inevitable, the two models are expected to charge at very similar rates. Additionally, the Bolt EUV offers a Dual Level Charging Cord as standard, making it easy to switch between Level 1 and Level 2 charging as needed. This feature is optional on the Bolt EV.

Additionally, drivers who lease or purchase the 2022 Bolt EV or the 2022 Bolt EUV will receive home installation of a Level 2 Home electric car charger.

Chevy Bolt Range Estimates

Chevy Bolt range Whether you opt for the Bolt EV or the Bolt EUV, you can travel with confidence. Both Bolt vehicles offer ranges of close to 250 miles on a full charge:

  • Chevy Bolt EV Range – 259 miles on a full charge
  • Chevy Bolt EUV Range – 247 miles on a full charge

Charging Your Chevy Bolt: A Closer Look

How long does it take to charge the Chevy Bolt? It depends on what you need:

  • Level 2 Fast charging is ideal for the driver who wants to be able to regain the entire Chevy Bolt range overnight, in about seven hours.
  • However, even Level 1 Basic charging can be sufficient for the driver who drives fewer than 48 miles per day, on average. Just plug in when you get home and stay connected for around 12 hours.
  • Level 2 Public charging is perfect for when you’re out and about in Noblesville or Westfield.
  • For road trips, Level 3 DC Fast Charging has you covered.

Ready to learn more? Here’s what you should understand about each of the compatible electric car chargers:

At-Home Charging

  • Level 1 Charging relies on a portable charging cord that you can plug into any 120-volt three-prong outlet. The ability to add 48 miles of range in around 12 hours makes Level 1 Charging a great option for those who primarily use their Bolt EV or Bolt EUV for short trips around town.
  • Level 2 Charging requires the installation of a 240-volt appliance outlet at home. However, this option allows you to fully recharge your Bolt battery overnight. If you primarily use your Bolt for commuting, you can charge up every couple of days and go from zero to full in as little as 9.5 hours.

Public Charging

  • Level 2 Charging is even more effective at the 40,000+ public charging stations available to Bolt drivers nationwide. You can use your standard or optional Level 2 Charging cord at any of these locations, where you’ll add around 39 miles of range per hour.
  • Level 3 Charging uses 55 kW DC capability to restore up to 100 miles of range in just 30 minutes, or 160 miles of range in an hour. This option is perfect for road trip pit stops, so don’t forget to ask about the optional DC charging cable when you’re equipping a Bolt of your own.

If you’re away from home, simply use the myChevrolet Mobile App’s Energy Assist feature. This app will locate charging stations for you and direct you to the station with the lowest wait time.

Start an Electric Adventure at Penske Chevrolet

Whether you’re interested in the Bolt EV or the Bolt EUV, it’s easy to take the next steps at Penske Chevrolet, just a short drive from Carmel! Take advantage of our new vehicle specials and contact us today to learn more about current tax incentives for those who buy or lease an EV.


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