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2020 Chevy Bolt to boost range to 259 miles, up 21 miles

Starting with model year 2020, the Chevrolet Bolt EV will offer an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge , a 21-mile increase (+8.8%) over previous model years.

Chevrolet’s battery engineering team improved the energy of the cell electrodes by making small changes to the cell chemistry. This allowed the team to implement the range increase without needing to change the physical battery pack and the way it is integrated into the vehicle structure.

Currently original purchasers of new Bolt EVs have access to Chevrolet’s exclusive Energy Assist feature through the myChevrolet mobile app. Energy Assist allows customers to view and search for charging stations, plan a trip with multiple waypoints and charging stops, monitor their route, and receive alerts if their destination becomes unreachable. Last year, the myChevrolet mobile app was updated to enable smartphone projection of the Energy Assist feature to the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for drivers with model year 2017 or newer Bolt EVs.

The 2020 Bolt EV will arrive in dealerships later this year with a starting MSRP of $37,495 (including destination and freight charges, excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees).

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