NEW YORK – After introducing this year’s Chevrolet Silverado EV and Blazer EV, the launch of Chevrolet’s electric vehicle continues with the introduction of a third: the all-new 2024 Equinox EV — an affordable all-electric SUV designed to help modern families make smooth, confident rides and transitions without compromise to EVs.
“We are at a turning point where EV will be the top choice for next-generation customers and the Equinox EV will lead this cost for us,” said Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors. “With the flexibility of GM’s Ultium Platform, we are bringing vehicles to market at almost every price point and for every purpose.”
With a starting price of around $30,000 for the 1LT, the Equinox EV connects Chevrolet to the critical compact SUV segment and is expected to be the most affordable EV in its class. This completes an electrified portfolio spanning key 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 up to the 300-mile range GM estimates on a full charge.
“Chevrolet is now positioned to offer a wide range of EVs,” said Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “We know our truck and SUV customers better than anyone and we have 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 make the gas-powered Equinox second only to the Silverado in Chevy’s sales and elevate it with its expressive design, electrification capabilities, and effortless EV technology.
In addition to the Ultium-based propulsion technology, features include a large infotainment screen – including an available 17.7-inch diagonal system – a robust suite of standard and available driver assistance technologies, and the available Super Cruise4 hands-free driver assistance technology for road compatible, by comparison. with the current Equinox.
“The Equinox EV is the EV for everyone,” Bell said. “It’s an affordable game changer, offering an uncompromising experience, with more features, that won’t change your daily routine — except that you no longer have to stop at a gas station.”
At first glance, the expressive design of the Equinox EV has an athletic, bold, and authoritative look that is instantly recognizable as a Chevy SUV. The two distinct personalities — the LT and RS — are offered in several trims, drive configurations, and range options.
Inside, the sleek and modern interior offers room for five people, personalized ambient lighting and a smart infotainment system are available. It also has a spacious cabin, with various storage solutions from front to back, as well as a maximum cargo space of up to 57 cubic feet (1,614 liters), with the rear seats folded.
For comfort and convenience, heated front and rear outboard seats are available, a heated steering wheel and even a heated windshield wiper garden feature, which helps keep the area around the wipers clear of ice buildup.
Easy EV technology and more
Chevrolet is committed to making the EV transition seamless, with support such as available navigation and route planning via the MyChevy10 app, which helps find and plan routes to filling stations.
Customers also have access to Ultium Charge 360, GM’s holistic approach to EV charging, designed to simplify the overall charging experience, with information and access to more than 110,000 publicly available charging points in the US and Canada.
“Chevrolet supports you with every aspect of the EV experience,” says Bell. “The Equinox EV has the reach to take you wherever you want to go, ample space for your passengers and equipment, and the technology to do it all with comfort and confidence.”
Available driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control and HD Surround Vision9, with Head-Up Display and Rear Camera Mirror also available.
In addition, Super Cruise, the industry’s first hands-free driver assistance technology is also available. This allows drivers to travel hands-free on over 400,000 miles of compatible roads across the US and Canada.
A standard front-wheel drive system with GM’s estimated 210 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque offers fast acceleration and a pleasant driving experience for everyday tasks, with a 290-horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque eAWD system available.
Single Pedal Driving is standard and allows the Equinox EV to accelerate and decelerate to a complete stop, using only the accelerator. This is paired with regenerative braking6, which can convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle’s forward momentum into electricity stored in the battery to maximize driving range.
GM covers the Equinox EV 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
Like the new Blazer EV and Silverado EV, the Equinox EV also offers fleet customers the benefits of zero-emissions driving, no gas stoppages, and the opportunity to reduce maintenance.
“Customers of the Chevy fleet have an EV goal and the all-new Equinox EV helps achieve that,” said Bell. “By some putting more than 20,000 miles per year on their vehicles, it can help them save time at the pump and money on gas.”
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV will be available in fall 2023, starting with the limited edition 2RS. Additional details and ordering information will be available closer to the start of production. The Equinox EV will be manufactured at GM’s Ramos Arizpe production facility, Mexico.