2024 Chevy Equinox EV rated at 319 miles, priced at $36,390

2024 Chevy Equinox EV rated at 319 miles, priced at $36,390


Automakers have rolled out a barrage of electric vehicles over the past 24 months, but few have targeted families on a budget. That changes with the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, which was revealed in 2022 and will be available to order shortly for delivery by mid-year.

The Equinox EV is a fully electric compact crossover that will start from $36,390, including a $1,395 destination charge. That price is for a base 1LT model with front-wheel drive, and is higher than the $30,000 price target Chevy originally announced.

The range estimate is also higher than what was originally announced. Chevy said the EPA estimate should come in at 319 miles, up from a previous target of around 250 miles.

The Equinox EV 1LT won’t be available to order until this fall. Other models in the range include the better-equipped 2LT, 3LT, 2RS, and 3RS, priced from $44,690, $46,190, $46,690, and $48,190, respectively, including destination. All versions, including the base 1LT, will qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit, GM has confirmed.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

The pricing is for models equipped with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be available but Chevy hasn’t announced pricing and range for this option yet.

Front-wheel-drive models will have 213 hp from a single electric motor good for 0-60 mph acceleration in 7.9 seconds, while all-wheel-drive models will have 288 hp from a dual-motor setup good for 5.9-second sprints to 60 mph. One-pedal driving will also be standard regardless of powertrain.

Production of the Equinox EV will be handled at General Motors’ Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. It’s where GM also builds the larger Blazer EV. Both vehicles use GM’s Ultium EV platform and battery set.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

Chevy hasn’t detailed the battery specs but said charging at a DC fast charger at 150 kw will add around 70 miles of range in 10 minutes. As with other GM EVs, the Equinox EV’s battery will come with an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.

The Equinox EV sports an attractive design, with a thin upper light strip up front that appears to be a new staple of Chevy’s EVs. Flared front fenders with wide haunches at the rear give the vehicle an athletic stance, and the blunt rear roofline provides a different look than the typical crossover.

Inside, the Equinox EV shares its technology and design with the Blazer EV, including an available infotainment screen spanning up to 17.7 inches diagonally. GM’s Super Cruise automated driver-assist system will also be on the options list, together with a full suite of additional electronic driver-assist features, including a head-up display and a high-definition surround-view system.



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