General Motors is taking another significant step toward its zero-emissions future.
The Detroit-based automaker unveiled a new, all-electric Chevy Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle, or EUV, alongside its newly redesigned Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle on Sunday. The new Chevy Bolt EUV is designed to bring the best of the Chevy Bolt, first released in 2017, but in a taller and longer SUV-like proportion, Company executives said.
The vehicles are the first from Chevrolet equipped with GM’s hands-free Super Cruise semi-autonomous highway driving system, which uses facial recognition to identify whether the driver is paying attention so there’s no need for them to touch the steering wheel while the system is operating.
The Super Cruise system is limited to more than 200,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada that have been lidar-mapped to assist the on-board system of cameras, radars, and sensors.
The new 2022 Bolt utility vehicle, whose price starts at $33,995, is about six inches longer than the Bolt EV and has a “modern, muscular design and a roomier interior and ample rear legroom.” The vehicle features a “distinctive front-end with a sculpted grille,” standard LED headlamps, and an upscaled interior, GM executives said.