Chevrolet is taking orders for the first Chevrolet Equinox EV as of November, and the price and range have also been announced. Customers can expect to get their new Equinox EV sometime next year.
The 2024 model year will start at $48,995 for a FWD layout and $52,395 for an AWD layout. The range for the two models will be 319 miles and 280 miles, respectively.
Loaded With Features
Despite its relatively high price, the Chevrolet Equinox EV is still in the average range of where most of the segment is selling. It also comes loaded with features. A 17.7-inch diagonal color touchscreen lights up the cabin, along with multicolor ambient lighting. A large number of safety features come standard, including an HD surround vision camera, safety alert seat, and reverse auto braking.
Lots of tech features abound, including GM’s hands-free Super Cruise, built-in Google, wireless charging, and an Autosense power liftgate. The new Chevrolet Equinox comes with 21-inch black wheels, a black interior with red accents, and heated front seats.
The Chevrolet Equinox EV is capable of AC charging at 11.5kW and DC fast charging at 150 kW. To easily facilitate this, it will come with a dual-level charge cord.
More Variants Coming
Chevrolet said it has roughly 200,000 people interested in the Equinox EV, but those people haven’t put money down yet to officially order one. Next year, it’s expected that more variants of the Chevrolet Equinox EV are coming. A base model should start at a more affordable $34,995 price. This model should also get a $7,500 federal tax credit and have 300 miles of range.
Right now, only the 2RS model is coming out in the two different powertrains, as mentioned above. However, Chevrolet is planning for a total of five trims, including the base model 1LT, plus a 2LT and 3LT. The 2LT trim also remains under $40,000.
The Equinox EV feels about as roomy as the gas model inside. The interior styling is similar to the Bolt EV models. Base models are expected to be pretty basic inside, but the higher trims have plenty of premium features.
Power and Performance
The FWD Equinox EV features a single electric motor that makes 210 horsepower. If you get the AWD version, you’ll get up to 290 horsepower. For most drivers, the 210 horsepower engine will likely be enough, especially considering how quickly electric motors deliver power to the wheels.
The base model will feature a smaller battery pack than the other models and get 250 to 300 miles per charge. The actual range isn’t available yet. The other models offer a larger battery pack, and the model that’s up for order will get an EPA-Certified 319 miles of range. The other estimated ranges haven’t been certified yet.
For better performance, the Chevrolet Equinox EV models will all include DC fast-charging capability. Chevrolet maintains that this can add 70 miles of range to the battery in around 10 minutes.
If you’re looking forward to the debut of the Chevrolet Equinox EV, you can start placing an order now.
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