Hot on the heels of the Silverado EV unveiling, Chevrolet also published a few details about its upcoming, 2024 Equinox EV model. Unlike the pickup truck though, the golden bow-tie manufacturer didn’t go into a lot of details surrounding the Equinox EV but we did get a price estimate: $30,000.
If that comes to fruition, the Equinox EV will be a very good value car, stepping in the footsteps of the Bolt EV. The details were offered by none other than GM CEO, Mary Barra, during her online keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022. As you may be aware, GM pulled out of the show at the last minute, as did other various manufacturers, due to the Omicron Coronavirus outbreak.
The Equinox EV will be joined by a Blazer EV model sometime in 2023. Both cars will be using GM’s Ultium EV architecture, which is a scalable, modular, skateboard-type platform that allows the manufacturer to build cars of various shapes and sizes. “The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as the second-highest selling brand nameplate,” said Steve Hill, Chevrolet vice president. “Providing an affordable EV option in the industry’s highest volume segment proves Chevy is going to make EVs available to everyone.”
For now, details are scarce, but we could expect a range between 250 and 300 miles for the Equinox EV, considering that other cars built on the same platform will be offering up to 400 miles of range. In the case of the Equinox EV, however, the constraints will be physical, as you can only fit smaller batteries inside its floor.
The shape of the car, previewed by the photos released by GM, show a sleek and sporty electric crossover. Chevrolet’s interior renderings show a cabin dominated by a widescreen panel in the center, but with a reasonably conventional button layout, hinting that changes to a production-ready model would be minimal.
No other details have been provided but we could see the Equinox EV take on rivals such as the Mustang Mach-E in the future. The starting price of the car, slated to be around $30,000 will make it one of the most affordable long-range EVs on the market, if our estimates prove to be accurate. The Equinox will be available for both fleet and retail sales by fall 2023, and Chevy confirmed that the popular LT and RS trims would be in the mix.