The electric small SUV from Chevy will have a starting price of roughly $30,000 and a range of up to 300 miles, according to the company. It will be available for purchase beginning in the fall of 2023.
Following in the footsteps of the Silverado EV and the Blazer EV, the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV will be the next all-electric alternative to join the ranks of the automaker’s offerings. In the case of the Equinox EV, this translates to a compact SUV with a starting price that Chevrolet estimates will be somewhere around $30,000. The more expensive trim levels come standard with features such as hands-free driving with GM’s Super Cruise, a range of 300 miles, and an onboard charger with 19.2 kW.
The Equinox EV comes with a choice between two different battery sizes. Only the base-level 1LT trim comes standard with the smaller battery, which contributes to the vehicle’s rumored range of 250 miles. Chevy has not disclosed the capacity of either battery. According to Chevy, the big battery that powers all of the other trim levels can provide a range of up to 300 miles for front-wheel drive Equinox EVs and up to 280 miles for those that are fitted with all-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive models have a maximum output of 210 horsepower and a maximum torque of 242 pound-feet, while the all-wheel drive vehicles have a maximum output of 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet
Although it is smaller than the Chevrolet Blazer EV and the Cadillac Lyriq, the Chevrolet Equinox EV is constructed on a basis that is identical to that of those two other electric vehicles. The electric version of the Equinox has a greater wheelbase and overall length as compared to the gas-powered version. Its wheels are positioned so that they are in close proximity to both the front and the back bumpers. This results in reduced overhangs, which often result in more interior space and more aesthetically pleasing exteriors.
Unfortunately, the lower roofline of the one and only Equinox EV reduces the amount of space available for cargo. On paper, it has a bit less space than its gasoline cousin, with 57 cubic feet of space available when the rear seats are folded down; nonetheless, we are looking forward to loading it up with our standard-sized carry-ons to determine whether or not this difference is relevant. The fact that the cargo floor, like the one in the Honda CR-V, has two different height settings is one of the highlights.
The Equinox EV, in contrast to several other electric vehicles, does not have a storage compartment located under the engine hood. Chevy representatives stated that frunks are not only expensive to adopt but also do not perform well with the company’s focus groups.
On the inside, every Equinox EV comes standard with a digital gauge cluster measuring 11.0 inches, and most of the trim levels provide the option of a central touchscreen measuring an astonishing 17.7 inches. It’s the same screen that’s in the Blazer EV and the Silverado EV. The screens in the car we sat in weren’t interactive, but the visuals looked clear and were easy to see. It’s the same screen that’s in the Blazer EV and the Silverado EV.
It seems like there are a lot of different storage possibilities within, and each one has been well considered. There is sufficient space for a large handbag under the centre console, which features a substantially sized aperture underneath the cupholders and the tray on which you place your phone.
Every conceivable form of Chevy driver aid will be made available, including but not limited to adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, a rear-view camera, and so on. The most striking feature, however, is the hands-free Super Cruise system that GM offers. This system comes standard on all trim levels save the base.
Regarding charging, the majority of Equinox EV versions come standard with an 11.5-kW Level 2 onboard charger. According to estimates provided by Chevy, this charger can add 34 miles of range per hour. The most expensive RS trim level comes equipped with a 19.2-kW charger, which brings the company’s estimated range up to 51 miles per hour. The 150-kW DC quick-charging capability is standard on all Equinox EVs.
The Equinox EV will be available for purchase beginning in the fall of 2023.