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Police-Spec 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV Are Here to Protect and Serve

Law enforcement in the U.S. has transitioned from body-on-frame sedans to unibody SUVs in the past decade, and a similar shift can be seen in terms of propulsion. Instead of gas-guzzling V8s, eco-friendly powertrains are being adopted more widely by men and women in blue.
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The newest fleet-oriented electric vehicles on the market come in the guise of the police-prepped Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, which are identified in the GM Fleet catalog under regular production order code 5W4. Both models feature 16-inch steel wheels instead of alloys and 205/55 by 16-inch tires designed for all-season driving, along with two additional electrical circuits.

The 20- and 30-amp circuits are needed for law enforcement because police officers need auxiliary lights, radios, and all that jazz to do their jobs. Opting for the 5W4 Special Service Vehicles package also translates to a Surveillance Mode that turns off the interior lights and exterior lighting system.

According to GM Authority, the Bolt EV SSV and Bolt EUV SSV further sweeten the deal with six key fobs, IntelliBeam headlights that switch automatically between low and high beams, and useful driver-assist equipment that includes Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist.

Because the Special Service Vehicles package targets law enforcement, General Motors doesn’t allow customers to pair it with the Driver Confidence Package, Driver Comfort Package, or Convenience Package. Under the skin, however, these subcompact vehicles share their bits and bobs with the civilian-spec Bolt EV and Bolt EUV for the 2022 model year.

In other words, police officers and government agencies can expect up to 259 miles (417 kilometers) and 247 miles (398 kilometers) of driving range, respectively, as per the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimates. The lithium-ion battery can be charged to full in seven hours from a 240-volt Level 2 station, while Level 3 DC stations add 100 miles (161 kilometers) in half an hour.

Rated at 201 horsepower and 266 pound-feet (360 Nm) of twist, the all-electric twins need 6.7 (Bolt EV) and 7.0 seconds (Bolt EUV) to hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). The top speed is rated at 93 mph (150 kph).

 
 
 
 
 

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