The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is a major milestone for the bowtie firm. The name of the electric Equinox EV has been changed from its predecessor. This product is a market leader within a growing segment and boasts impressive credentials to appeal to green-minded, value-conscious families large and small.
Equinox EV’s all-new Equinox EV uses newly-contoured sheet steel based on the Chevy Silverado EV and Chevy Blazer EV. It’s the much-anticipated $30,000 EV Tesla has yet to bring to fruition.
Mary Barra, CEO, and chair of General Motors stated in a statement that Equinox Electric Vehicles will be the top choice for customers in the future. Thanks to the flexibility of GM’s Ultium Platform, we can bring to market vehicles at nearly every price point and purpose.
2024 Chevy Equinox Electric Vehicle: What’s New?
The Chevy Equinox EV is a new hybrid, a battery-electric crossover that’s based on GM’s Ultium electrical architecture. Equinox EV can accommodate five people, and the rear seats provide a cargo space of 57 cubic feet. It will be available at Chevy dealerships starting in fall 2023. The 2024 model is available with either a single-motor FWD variant or a dual-motor variant with all-wheel driving. You have five trim options to choose from: 1LT to 2LT; 3LT to 3LT; and 3LT to 3LT.
The Base Chevy Blazer Electric Vehicle 1LT will be available at $30,000 before destination and tax credits. It is a fantastic deal compared to comparable EVs like the VW ID.4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Powertrain, range, and charging
The 2024 Chevy Equinox FWD is powered only by one front-mounted electric motor. It generates 210 horsepower and 242 lb of torque. It has a range of 250 miles. The driving range can be increased to a GM-estimated 300 miles by purchasing a larger battery.
The trim range also includes a dual-motor version. You get an all-wheel grip, 290 horsepower, and 346 lb. ft. It also has 346 lb. ft. of torque. Chevy claims the AWD Equinox Electric Electric EV has a range of up to 220 miles when used with a larger battery. Regenerative braking and one-pedal driving are included in the lineup. Equinox EV is also capable of accepting up to 150 kW DC fast charging, which can replenish 70 miles in as little as 10 minutes. The MyChevy app can be used to locate charging stations or plot routes.
Equinox EV3RS is a range-enhancing model with 51 miles of juice-up range. The charger can charge Equinox EV3RS EAWD up to 19.2 kW. The range is increased by 34 miles per hour with the standard 11.5 kWh Level-2 charger. Scott Bell, Chevrolet Vice President, stated that Equinox EV has the space and range to get there. It also offers the comfort and confidence to transport your passengers and gear.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPGe
We do not anticipate that the EPA would release Equinox EV’s fuel economy ratings until much closer to launch. Once we get a chance, we’ll test the Equinox EV on our 75-mph highway fuel efficiency route. For more information about the Equinox EV’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
Connectivity and infotainment
Equinox EVs include an 11.0-inch digital gauge and a secondary touchscreen to provide additional information. An 11.0-inch infotainment screen is available on the 1LT model. The 2LT and 2RS models have an 11.0-inch screen, while the 3LT/3RS models have a 17.0-inch standard screen.
Although Chevrolet has yet to release a complete list of optional and standard features for its lineup, we expect wireless Apple CarPlay will be standard across all models. Upgraded models will have in-dash navigation as well as an online Wi-Fi hotspot.
Safety and driver assistance features
All models include basic driver assistance features such as automatic high beam headlamps and emergency braking. Equinox EV owners who are looking for the most up-to-date technology will be pleased to know that the Equinox EV comes with GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver system.
For more information about the Equinox EV’s crash testing results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety websites. These safety features are essential:
- Automated pedestrian detection and standard automatic emergency braking
- Standard lane departure alert with lane-keeping aid
- Available adaptive cruise control with hands-free driving mode
The Chevy Equinox 1LT base model features manual front seats, 19-inch aluminum wheels, an 11-inch instrument cluster, an 11-inch infotainment touch display, and a 19″ wheel. The 2LT trim features an 8-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and roof rails. A 17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen is available.
Equinox EV 3LT has more features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, 21-inch wheels, and heated mirrors. Equinox EV 3RS is available with a black or red interior, heated wipers, and heated mirrors.
Equinox EV comes with all the safety features that you would expect in an electric car. The Chevy Safety Assist package is standard across the entire range. The package includes an automatic emergency brake, forward collision alarm, lane-keeping aid, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning.
Blind zone assists, reverse automatic brake, reverse autobraking, lane keeping aid, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning are all included. The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV features GM’s semi-autonomous driving technology, Super Cruise.
2024 Chevy Equinox EV Price & Release Date
Pricing and other information about the Equinox EV are available. Chevy stands by its word. The base Equinox Electric Vehicle will be priced at $30,000, while the 3RS trim costs $45,000. Dealers will have the Equinox EV 2RS limited-edition model starting in fall 2023.