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2024 Equinox EV: An Affordable, Functional and Stylish EV
Enters contested compact SUV segment as the most affordable all-electric entry
General Motors

September 8, 2022


NEW YORK – After introducing the Chevrolet Silverado EV and Blazer EV this year, Chevrolet’s blitz of electric vehicle rollouts continues with a third introduction: the all-new 2024 Equinox EV — an affordable all-electric SUV tailored to help modern families make a seamless, confident and uncompromising transition to an 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,” said Mary Barra, Chair and CEO of General Motors. “With the flexibility of GM’s Ultium Platform, we are bringing to market vehicles at nearly every price point and for every purpose.”

With a starting price of around $30,0001 on the 1LT, the Equinox EV plugs Chevrolet into the critical compact SUV segment and is expected to be the most affordable EV in its class11. 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 charge2.

“Chevrolet is now positioned to offer a wide array of EVs,” said Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “We know truck and SUV customers better than anyone and we’ve channeled that insight and experience into our new EVs.”

With the Equinox EV, designers and engineers focused on the style, space, safety and value attributes that made the gas-powered Equinox second to only the Silverado in Chevy sales and elevated them with expressive design, electrifying capability and effortless EV technology.

In addition to the Ultium-based propulsion technologies, features include a large infotainment screen3 — including an available 17.7-inch-diagonal system — a strong suite of standard and available driver assistance technologies9, and available Super Cruise4 hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible roads, when compared to the current Equinox.

“The Equinox EV is an EV for everyone,” said Bell. “It’s an affordable game-changer, offering an uncompromising experience, with more features, that won’t change your daily routine — except that you will no longer have to stop at the gas station.”

Expressive design
At a glance, the Equinox EV’s expressive design has an athletic, bold and commanding appearance that is instantly recognizable as a Chevy SUV. Two distinctive personalities — LT and RS — are offered in several trims, drive configurations and range options.

Highlights include:

  • 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 system3. 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.

When it comes to comfort and convenience, heated front and rear outboard seats, a heated steering wheel and even a heated windshield wiper park feature, which helps keep the area around the wipers clear of ice buildup, are available.

Effortless EV tech and more
Chevrolet is committed to making the EV transition seamless, with support such as available navigation and route planning through the MyChevy app10, 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,” said 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 Assist9, 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 Assist9
  • Reverse Automatic Braking9
  • Safety Alert Seat9
  • Rear Cross Traffic Braking9
  • Blind Zone Steering Assist9

Available driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control9 and HD Surround Vision9, with a Head-Up Display and Rear Camera Mirror9 also available.

Additionally, Super Cruise4, 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.

Electrifying capability
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 Driving5 is standard and allows the Equinox EV to accelerate and slow to a full stop, using only the accelerator. It’s paired with regenerative braking6, 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 packs the latest in charging technology:

  • Standard 11.5 kW Level 2 (AC) charging7, which can add up to 34 miles of range per hour of charging, per GM estimates
  • 19.2 kW Level 2 (AC) charging8 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 estimates7

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.


Available for fleet and retail customers
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,” said 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.































 

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Very nice! I'm happy to see it looks unchanged from the teaser pics we've gotten. I actually like this a lot better than the Lyriq and Blazer. The design is cohesive. Everything flows from one element to another. There aren't any parts where it looks like some GM exec forced the designers to come up with something different just for the sake being different. The pricing looks right on the mark, too, and the 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty should get the attention of buyers.
 

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GM must have figured out a way to meet the new Govt battery standards so they can use the new $7500 tax credit to help achieve the $30k pricing.
 

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GM must have figured out a way to meet the new Govt battery standards so they can use the new $7500 tax credit to help achieve the $30k pricing.
Didn't GM commit to the $30k price for the Equinox EV before the $7500 credit was signed into law? I don't think this price includes that. My take is the stated pricing doesn't include the tax credit. If buyers can get out-the-door pricing for one of these at $30k because of the tax credit, then I think they'll have a huge hit on their hands.
 

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2024 Equinox EV is a handsome compact SUV, you get that vibe it's gonna do very well, prefer the bigger new Blazer myself though personally that will sell like hot cakes.

30k $13,000 cheaper than the Ford Mustang Mach-E, $35,000 less than the Tesla Model Y with 300 mile range that's really closer to the ICE price, a bit of a no brainer a lot of people will go with the EV version. 2024 Equinox EV is a bit more switched on, will do well is a much better package than the Bolt EV, a lot more people will warm to it.
 

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Looks good! I'll be checking this out once the $30K version is available...that'll be a while! They're starting (I don't blame them) with the higher-price versions next Fall. Maybe the $30K version is available six months thereafter? That would be mid-2024. In the meantime, there's the Bolt.

"The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV will be available in fall 2023, starting with a limited edition 2RS."
 

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Looks good to me, not great.
I know a lot of people like the 2-tone roof, but to me that white roof looks bad, hope most are available without it.
I think a bigger turning point for EV's is when the 'best' trim for an AWD Electric crossover can get 10%-20% more range than this. Hopefully next generation.
 

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Between this and Blazer, they have a solid EV crossover lineup, they just need a 3-row. The pricing is very compelling, but until they are released and priced, you can't really take their word for it. It's a modest EV, nothing too exciting or stylish, but the pricing is the exciting part.

This does look like it came out of China, it has all the design essentials of a Chinese car. Low profile crossover shape, retractable door handles, full-width LED light strips front and back, two-tone roof and body colors. Only thing it's missing is a "coast to coast" dashboard display.
 

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Didn't GM commit to the $30k price for the Equinox EV before the $7500 credit was signed into law? I don't think this price includes that. My take is the stated pricing doesn't include the tax credit. If buyers can get out-the-door pricing for one of these at $30k because of the tax credit, then I think they'll have a huge hit on their hands.
I hope you're correct, but a $22,500 entry price sounds far too optimistic.
 
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I'm sure there will be uplevel versions to kick that "transaction price" up some.
No doubt, I bet the $30k version will be a collectors item - very rare with production capped at 5 a year :D

Years ago my sister wanted help from me to buy a base model of some car, I think it was a Sentra. This was before the internet was prevalent with easy searches, but bottom line, as far as I could tell, that base model with virtually no options was unobtanium to get people into the showroom and to buy a higher optioned vehicle.
 
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