In a bid to bring affordability to the EV market and better compete with Tesla, Chevrolet will debut the all-new 2024 Equinox EV — an all-electric SUV.
With a starting price of around $30,000 on the 1LT model, the Equinox EV is expected to be the most affordable EV in its class. It rounds out an electrified portfolio that covers major segments, including full-size trucks (Silverado EV), midsize SUVs (Blazer EV), and compact SUVs (Bolt EV and Bolt EUV). Plus, it will also be available with up to an available GM-estimated 300 miles of range on a full charge.
The vehicle comes on the heels of the recent introduction of the Chevrolet Silverado EV and Blazer EV.
“We are at a turning point where EVs will be the mainstream choice for the next generation of customers and Equinox EV will lead this charge for us,” says Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors Co. in Detroit. “With the flexibility of GM’s Ultium Platform, we are bringing to market vehicles at nearly every price point and for every purpose.”
In addition to the Ultium-based propulsion technologies, features include a large infotainment screen — including an available 17.7-inch-diagonal system — a suite of standard and available driver assistance technologies, and available Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible roads, when compared to the current Equinox.
“Chevrolet is now positioned to offer a wide array of EVs,” says Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “The Equinox EV is an EV for everyone. It’s an affordable game-changer, offering an uncompromising experience, with more features, that won’t change your daily routine.”
Two distinctive personalities — LT and RS — are offered in several trims, drive configurations and range options.
- Sleek lines and sporty proportions enabled by the Ultium Platform
- Innovative walk-up lighting, with front and rear lighting animation standard and an available unique light bar on mid- and up-level LT and RS trims
- Standard 19-inch wheels, with available 20- and 21-inch wheels depending on the trim
- Available presence-based liftgate that can open hands-free when sensing the key fob is near the back of the vehicle
- Available two-tone white roof on LT and available black roof on RS
Inside, a streamlined and modern interior offers room for five, available personalized ambient lighting, and a smart infotainment system. It also has a spacious cabin, with numerous storage solutions from front to rear, as well as up to 57 cubic feet (1,614 liters) of max cargo room, with the rear seat folded.
Other features include heated front and rear outboard seats, a heated steering wheel, and a heated windshield wiper park feature, which helps keep the area around the wipers clear of ice buildup.
Chevrolet states it is committed to making the EV transition seamless, with support such as available navigation and route planning through the MyChevy app, which helps locate and plot routes to charging stations.
Customers also have access to Ultium Charge 360, GM’s holistic approach to EV charging, which is designed to simplify the overall charging experience, with information and access to more than 110,000 publicly available charging points in the U.S. and Canada.
“Chevrolet has your back with every aspect of the EV experience,” says Bell. “The Equinox EV has the range to take you where you want to go, the spaciousness for your passengers and gear, and technology to do it all comfortably and confidently.”
Chevrolet also knows safety is top priority for families and the Equinox EV delivers with a strong list of standard features:
- Chevy Safety Assist, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam automatic high beams
- Rear Park Assist
- Reverse Automatic Braking
- Safety Alert Seat
- Rear Cross Traffic Braking
- Blind Zone Steering Assist
Available driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control and HD Surround Vision, with a Head-Up Display and Rear Camera Mirror also available.
Additionally, Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology is also available. It allows drivers to travel hands-free on more than 400,000 miles of compatible roads across the U.S. and Canada.
A standard front-wheel-drive system with GM estimated 210 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque offers quick acceleration and a fun driving experience for everyday tasks, with a 290-horsepower and 346 lb-ft torque eAWD system available.
One-Pedal Driving is standard and allows the Equinox EV to accelerate and slow to a full stop, using only the accelerator. It’s paired with regenerative braking, which can convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle’s forward momentum into electricity that’s stored in the battery pack to maximize the driving range.
The Equinox EV also offers:
- Standard 11.5 kW Level 2 (AC) charging, which can add up to 34 miles of range per hour of charging, per GM estimates
- 19.2 kW Level 2 (AC) charging is available on 3RS eAWD, which can add up to 51 miles of range per hour of charging, per GM estimates
- Standard DC fast-charging capability of up to 150 kW, which enables approximately 70 miles of range to be added in 10 minutes, per GM estimates
GM covers the Equinox EV’s battery with an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, in addition to the vehicle’s standard bumper-to-bumper coverage for added peace of mind.
As with the new Blazer EV and Silverado EV, the Equinox EV also offers fleet customers the benefits of zero-emissions driving, zero gas stops and the opportunity for reduced maintenance.
“Chevy’s fleet customers have EV goals and the all-new Equinox EV helps achieve them,” says Bell. “With some putting more than 20,000 miles a year on their vehicles, it can help them save time at the pump and gas money.”
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV will be available in fall 2023, starting with a limited edition 2RS. Additional details and ordering information will be available closer to the start of production. The Equinox EV will be produced at GM’s Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, production facility.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, available in nearly 80 countries with nearly 2.7 million cars and trucks sold in 2021.
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