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Chevrolet Bolt Roof Rack Options

When the Chevrolet Bolt EV first started shipping in late 2016/early 2017, there was no roof rack option from Chevrolet, and no aftermarket companies had any solutions listed on their websites. Long discussions occurred on Bolt Forums discussing a single picture of a Bolt EV with a surfboard on a roof rack.
Later in 2017, in March and April, owners started noticing that the Thule UK website had a roof rack listed with kit # 3168 that would mount to the flush roof rails on the Bolt. The US and Canadian Thule sites did not list any solutions. Source: Chevy Bolt Forum

Chevrolet Bolt Roof Racks

Yakima

There is currently no Yakima options for a Bolt EV roof rack without the flush rails.
For fitment, go Yakima’s site and look up the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt with flush rails. It will show you:

Installation measurements:
M4 (distance between front and rear crossbar leading edges): 28 1/4 ”
Front Bar To Hatch (distance from center of front crossbar to open hatch at the level of the crossbars): 45 ”
Weight Limit: 165 lbs
List price is:

  • $490 with the JetStream crossbars – aerodynamic with T-slot
  • $414 for the CoreBar crossbars – aerodynamic without a T-slot

To secure your system, four lock cylinders is approximately $40 from Amazon
Here are some picture of Bro1999’s Chevy Bolt Roof Rack From Yakima on bro1999’s Bolt EV blog

Thule

On the Thule UK website, for both the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, and 2017 Opel Ampera-e, there are kits listed for both the Bolts with and without the flush rails, with installation guides.
There is no options on the USA and Canada Thule websites as of May 2017.
With flush rails (Premier)
Use Kit 3168 with one of (a) AeroBlade Edge (combined towers and crossbars, $569,85), (b) Rapid Podium towers and AeroBlade crossbars ($509.85), (c) Podium towers and SquareBar crossbars ($419.85).
Without flush rails (LT)
Use Kit 1857 with one of (a) Rapid Traverse towers and AeroBlade crossbars ($509.85), (b) Traverse towers and SquareBar crossbars ($419.85).
Installation PDF

Updated on October 16, 2018

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