The Chevrolet Equinox EV, brand new for 2024, is the newest addition to the company’s expanding array of electric vehicles.
Only a few weeks after GM debuted the larger 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, the automaker has shown its own electric crossover SUV. The Chevrolet Equinox is a popular vehicle, with yearly sales numbers second only to the Silverado pickup. An all-electric Silverado is in the works and is scheduled for release by the end of 2023.
Although the electrified Equinox takes its title and some design ideas from the gas-powered Equinox small SUV, it will be operated by GM’s Ultrium battery architecture like the bigger Blazer EV and halo cars like the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV. (The Bolt EV and EUV, Chevrolet’s two EV alternatives, have an older battery arrangement.) The grille, like that of later Bolts, gives it a distinctively “electric appearance,” particularly at the front.
The smaller SUV, with its inexpensive starting price of roughly $30,000, two battery capacity choices, and potential range of up to 300 miles, is designed to attract buyers interested in electric vehicles beyond those who have already purchased a Chevy Bolt.
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV may have a name with the small SUV of the same name, but that’s about all they have in similar. The primary distinction is that it runs on electricity rather of gasoline. The appearance of the Equinox EV is a stylish fusion of futuristic elements and a conventional multipurpose approach which is based. The base front-wheel-drive engine has 210 horsepower and can reportedly go around 250 kilometers on a single charge. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the Equinox EV’s 290 hp is significantly increased compared to the smaller Bolt EUV. A bigger battery pack included on higher trims allows for a range of up to 300 miles, albeit with all-wheel drive that number drops somewhat.
Using a broader, longer, and lower base—perfect for the electric car’s battery, which is located low in the chassis—designers Chevy have created what they describe as “expressive design” inspired by 1960s Americana. The broader brow line is emphasized with a two-tone roof design.
Electric lineage is broadcast by the reduced overhang and sturdy front grille. To accommodate the Ultium battery design, the electric Equinox is 9 inches bigger and 3 inches larger than the gas-powered equivalent.
Doors with flush knobs and a distinct layout from the gas model’s side panels make this model the main point. The new Equinox is more aerodynamic and has a sportier appearance and attitude than the previous generation, yet it still seems like a good choice for a family.
The base model comes with 210 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque via the front-wheel-drive system. The power of the all-wheel-drive variant, which has two motors, increases to 290 horsepower, with 346 lb-ft of torque.
Chevy hasn’t released details on the battery’s capacity, but it has said that the “standard” battery found in the entry-level model would be joined by a more powerful battery with an increased range in the future.
A full charge for the Equinox EV can be added in about 10 minutes, giving it an additional 70 miles of range. Adding 34 mph at the regular charge rate.
The Equinox EV will be available in many trim levels, beginning with the LT and RS. Black with blue interiors or gray will be available for the LT, while black with red or an all-red inside will be available for the RS.
The 1LT’s basic FWD technology and 250-mile range are made possible by the smaller battery. The 1LT with the larger battery will have a range of 280 or 300 miles, depending on the drivetrain.
The lineup is completed by the 2LT, 2RS (and a special launch edition 2RS version), 3LT, and 3RS, the latter of which rides on 21-inch aluminum wheels. For a more retro two-tone appearance, choose between a white or black roof on the 2LT or 2RS.
GM’s new Ultifi electrical system will power the Equinox EV’s technology and entertainment features, much as it does in the Blazer EV.
The Super Cruise hands-free driving technology from General Motors, in addition to a 17.7-inch tablet and a head-up monitor, will be optional on all trims above the base 1LT. The display at the base will measure 11 inches.
In addition to the highway-specific Super Cruise driver assistance, the upper models come standard with adaptive cruise control, HD 360 cameras, a powered liftgate, and heated seats.