After introducing the Chevrolet Silverado EV and Blazer EV this year, Chevrolet’s blitz of electric vehicle rollouts continues with a third introduction: the 2024 Equinox EV all-electric SUV.
“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 in a statement. “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 $30,000 on the 1LT, the Equinox EV rounds out an electrified portfolio that covers all major segments, including full-size trucks (Silverado EV), midsize SUVs (Blazer EV), and compact SUVs (Bolt EV and Bolt EUV). It will also be available with up to an available GM-estimated 300 miles of range on a full charge.
“Chevrolet is now positioned to offer a wide array of EVs,” added 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.”
In addition to the Ultium-based propulsion technologies, features include a large infotainment screen — including an available 17.7-inch-diagonal system — standard and available driver assistance technologies, and available Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible roads, when compared to the current Equinox.
Customers have access to Ultium Charge 360, with access to about 110,000 public charging points in the U.S. and Canada.
- Chevy Safety Assist, 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 Assist
- Reverse Automatic Braking
- Safety Alert Seat
- Rear Cross Traffic Braking
- Blind Zone Steering Assist
Available driver assistance technologies include adaptive cruise control and HD surround vision, with a head-up display, rear camera mirror, and super cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology.
Equinox EV Charging Technology
- Standard 11.5 kW Level 2 (AC) charging, adding up to 34 miles of range per hour of charging.
- 19.2 kW Level 2 (AC) charging is available on 3RS eAWD, which can add up to 51 miles of range per hour of charging.
- Standard DC fast-charging capability of up to 150 kW, which enables approximately 70 miles of range to be added in about 10 minutes.
- A standard front-wheel-drive system with GM estimated 210 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque with a 290-horsepower and 346 lb-ft torque eAWD system are available.
- One-Pedal Driving is standard and allows the Equinox EV to accelerate and slow to a full stop, using only the accelerator. It’s paired with regenerative braking, 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.
EV Propulsion Systems and Estimated Range
2LT & 3LT
2RS & 3RS
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.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet