Chevrolet Bolt Charging Cable Guide
Released in 2017 the Chevrolet Bolt was one of the manufacturer’s early attempts at producing an electric vehicle. The Bolt can often be seen around the UK and is the ideal choice for many drivers.
What cable do I need for an Chevrolet Bolt?
As part of the first wave of modern EV’s the Bolt uses a Type 1 connector which is now rarely seen in the European market. This is also different from Chevrolet’s subsequent hybrid and fully electric models which have adopted the Type 2 connector.
To maximise compatibility with in-home and public charging points, all of our Type 1 cables have the widely accepted Type 2 connection type. This ensures you should always be able to find a charging point you can use, no matter where you are. The Bolt’s onboard charger can handle a maximum charge rate of 11kW, with our Type 1 – Type 2 cables being fully capable of handling the highest charge speed.
Depending on your situation you may need to consider purchasing a cable that is more flexible. Fortunately, at EVwired our Type 1 – Type 2 cables are available in two different versions. ‘Straight’ which is our standard 5 metre cables and ‘coiled’ which, like a phone wire, can be manipulated more easily. While an outstretched coiled cable is still 5 metres in length, it is better suited to tight spaces and awkward angles.
Chevrolet Bolt charging speed and range
The battery charge for the Chevrolet Bolt will get you a range of 238 miles, giving it enough range for most daily trips.
Charging times are an important consideration for any EV driver. Depending on your charge box set up an EVwired cable will take between 4-8 hours to fully charge your vehicle, which makes overnight top-ups ideal and easy. The wide availability of public charging stations means that you will never be caught short.
Why purchase an EVwired cable?
Each cable is made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is hard wearing and remarkably weather resistant, in both hot and cold climates. Our cables also boast an IP55 rating, which means they are well protected against dust and almost unaffected by water. Can the cable still be used in the rain? Yes! So there is no need to panic if your cable gets caught outside or if the weather turns when you’re out and about.
Each purchase comes with a high-quality EVwired carry bag which makes it easy to transport our cables during the school/work run and beyond. As the number of charging points up and down the UK increases, stopping for a top-up has never been easier, better yet our cables can be used at any Type 2 public charge point or home charge point.
Do not worry though! No matter which of our cables you choose to use, the Chevrolet onboard charger will automatically charge at the rate determined by the cable and the charging station.
At EVwired we have great confidence in the cables that we offer – and to give you peace of mind – each cable purchase comes with a 5-year warranty. Our UK based support is ready to help with any queries or questions that you may have.
Free shipping is included with every order, and those placed before 3 pm will be dispatched on a next business day courier service.