Some may find Chevy’s new Bolt EV perfect as is and other, like Scott Evans from MotorTrend, thinks it could use a few touch ups for the midcycle refresh.
Just little niggles that could be easily resolved like the non-functional buttons in the center console. Understandably, they were left empty so that Chevy may add more features in the future, but for now the black pieces of plastic grates on Scott’s nerves and he expected more from a $41,780 vehicle. At least the functional and non-functional buttons are grouped accordingly.
Another gripe he has is with the sporadic power steering failure, which he and another editor has experienced three times now. Their only solution when this occurred was to turn the vehicle on and off a few times, but this is just a temporary bandage and not a permanent fix. Even the dealership failed to find the error codes responsible. On top of that, the problem didn’t reoccur at the dealer and now they have to schedule a multiday follow-up appointment.
Then there’s the infotainment system, which failed to boot up on more than one occasion. It’s either stuck on the welcome screen or it shows nothing at all. Once again, the temporary solution is to turn the car on and off a few times.
As with all new models, there will be growing pains and hopefully Chevy will take his feedback into consideration when they update the Bolt.