Chevy Bolt charging & range

What drivers need to know about the 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.

Federal EV tax credits

Starting in 2022, electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids became eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500 for new EVs and PHEVS and up to $4,000 for used clean vehicles that met certain battery production and materials requirements. As of 2024, the Chevy Bolt qualifies for federal tax credits of $7,500 for both the standard hatchback and EUV crossover model. Even better, customers can obtain the tax credit as a rebate at point-of-sale, reducing their purchase by the full credit amount.

Charging the Chevy Bolt

The Chevy Bolt EV is EPA rated for 238 miles per charge, and began production in late 2016. The 2017-2019 Bolt EV can accept up to 7.7 kW while charging its 60 kWh battery on a Level 2 charging station. For the 2020 model year, the Bolt saw its battery increase to 66 kWh due to revised chemistry, increasing its EPA rating to 259 miles. A major redesign was made for 2023 with a more sleek exterior and refined interior. Not to leave out the Bolt’s electrical system, the Level 2 charging rate was increased to 11.5 kW, making the electric hatchback one of the most appealing compact EVs in its class. 2023 also brought a new bodystyle: the Bolt EUV, a compact electric crossover SUV. With the larger 66 kWh battery, it’s important to have a powerful level 2 Chevy Bolt charging station to replenish the battery pack.


The Chevy Bolt EV has a charge port located on the front left fender, just ahead of the driver’s door, just like other Chevrolet EVs.


Charging the Bolt EV on the 120V level 1 charger that come with the car can take up to two full days. Therefore, most Bolt EV owners will definitely want to get a Level 2 240v Bolt charging station for daily recharging. Both the JuiceBox 32 and JuiceBox 48 would be perfect for the Bolt EV, as either can charge the Bolt EV at its maximum charge rate.

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Chevy Bolt charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
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
2022-2023 Chevy Bolt
11.5 kW
65 kWh
49 hours (~2 days)
5.5 hours
259 miles
2022-2023 Chevy Bolt EUV
11.5 kW
65 kWh
49 hours (~2 days)
5.5 hours
247 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo

From 2017-2021, Chevy Bolts had standard DC fast charging for upper trim levels while 2022 and onward came with fast charging capabilities as standard. At a rate of up to 55 kW, drivers can charge their Bolt up to 80% in about 1 hour. Like the Chevy Spark EV and Volt, the Bolt uses the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) for Level 3 DC fast charge.

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