Chevrolet keeps up its electric vehicle debuts this year with the introduction of the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV. It will launch in the fall of 2023 and the 2RS version is available first. The entry-level 1LT arrives later with a starting price of around $30,000.
The Equinox EV will be available with two transmission layouts. The front-wheel drive version produces approximately 210 horsepower and 328 Newton-meters of torque. The all-wheel drive variant increases the power to 290 Horses
The Equinox EV uses General Motors Ultium batteries. Two capacities are available, but Chevy is yet to reveal kilowatt-hour ratings. However, the company does have range estimates.
As for charging, the electric crossover supports 11.5 kW at level 2 alternating current. An optional upgrade for the 3RS, the All Wheel Drive increases this figure to 19.2 kW. Direct Current fast charging occurs up to 150 kW.
As an added bonus for the Equinox 3RS e All Wheel with the 19.2 kW Tier 2 charger, it can send up to 3 kW of power. Owners can use this to power camping gear, a drill, or other electrical accessories when the vehicle is not being driven.
Compared to the existing combustion-powered Equinox, the Electrico is about 2.3 inches (70 millimeters) wider and about an inch (25.4 millimeters) lower. There is a two-level cargo floor, so the surface can be flush with the hatch opening or lower. The maximum cargo space is 1,614 liters with the rear seat folded down.
The Equinox is available in LT and RS trims. The LT features a body-color front fascia. The RS has black mesh on the nose.
The base 1LT version of the Equinox EV comes with an 11-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11-inch diagonal infotainment screen. All models have a suite of safety technology that includes automatic emergency braking, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, automatic headlights, and rear park assist.
Moving up to the Equinox 2LT adds an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Outside, there is a Led light bar at the front under the hood. This model is also available with some high-tech options like a 17.7-inch diagonal infotainment screen, adaptive cruise control, and even the Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system.
The 2RS is pretty much the same as the 2LT in terms of standard equipment and features. It does, however, get 20-inch wheels with a dark finish, rather than the 19-inch pieces of the other grade.
The 3LT gets the 17.7-inch diagonal infotainment screen and adaptive cruise control as standard features. In addition, there is a six-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, dual-zone climate control. Options include a Bose stereo, front screen, rear camera mirror, and Super Cruise.
The range-topping 3RS adds a flat-bottomed steering wheel and 21-inch wheels. Customers can add the 19.2 kW Tier 2 charger, plus the available head-up display, Bose stereo and Super Cruise.
After the 2RS arrives in fall 2023, Chevy plans to roll out the rest of the models over the course of the next 12 months. The 3RS and 3 LT would follow, and the 1 LT would be among the final models to be released.