Chevy Bolt charging

Everything you need to know about charging a Chevy Bolt

General Motors is in the process of increasing its electric vehicle model lineup. To date, Chevy has made three battery electric cars: the Bolt EV, the Chevy Spark EV, and the Chevy Volt. The Bolt is the only vehicle still in production, but there are thousands of Volts and Spark EVs still on the roads today.



Chevy Bolt EV charging & range

The Chevy Bolt EV is EPA rated for 259 miles per charge, and began production in late 2016. With Level 2 charging, 2016-2021 Bolt EVs can accept up to 7.7 kW while 2022 models can charge at an upgraded 11.5 kW. With the electric vehicle’s large 66 kWh battery, it’s important to have a powerful Level 2 Chevy Bolt charger to replenish the battery pack.


The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a chargeport located on the front left fender, just ahead of the Bolt driver’s door, just like the other electric battery vehicles.


Charging the Bolt EV on the 120v Level 1 EV charger that comes with the car can take up to two full days. Therefore, most Bolt EV owners will definitely want to get a Level 2 240v Volt charging station for daily recharging. JuiceBox 32, JuiceBox 40, and JuiceBox 48 are perfect for the Bolt EV, as all three can charge the Bolt EV at its maximum charge rate.




Chevy Bolt EV charging times


Model year

Max charge rate

Battery size

Charge time on Level 1

Charge time with JuiceBox 48

All electric range

2016-2019 Chevy Bolt
7.7 kW
60 kWh
48 hours (2 days)
7.8 hours
238 miles
2020-2021 Chevy Bolt
7.7 kW
66 kWh
49 hours (~2 days)
8.5 hours
259 miles
2022-Present Chevy Bolt & Bolt EUV
11.5 kW
65 kWh
49 hours (~2 days)
5.5 hours
259 miles & 247 miles

Level 3 DC fast charging: CCS combo

The Chevy Bolt EV has a DC fast charger option, and charges at a rate of up to 55 kW, which allows the Bolt EV to recharge up to 80% in about 1 hour. Like the Chevy Spark EV and Volt, the Bolt EV uses the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) for Level 3 DC fast charge.


DC fast charging is typically available at public charging stations such as in an office or a shopping mall parking lot. Due to their fast charging capabilities, DC fast EV chargers are the best option to charge your Chevy Bolt when you need a boost.


While fast, DC charging stations demand a considerable amount of power, which most residential homes simply cannot handle. As such, the best option for Chevrolet Bolt EV owners at home is a Level 2 charger.

Chevy Bolt home charging stations

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