Chevrolet, the main brand of the General Motors group, has presented by surprise the new Equinox EV, an electric SUV that will be launched in the United States in the fall of 2023. If we are guided by the dimensions of the thermal Equinox (4.65 meters), with the one that has nothing to do on a technical level, we can frame the newcomer in the D-SUV segment.
Po, So we have a car called to stand up in their home markets proposals such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y . However, the Chevrolet Equinox EV will distinguish itself from its rivals by a groundbreaking starting price: according to what was announced by General Motors, its new electric SUV will start at $ 30,000.
Considering that the smaller Bolt EV and Bolt EUV are between 1,000 and 3,000 dollars more expensive, we are facing a very affordable cut vehicle considering its category. This will be possible thanks to the advanced Ultium platform, the basis on which the future zero-emissions range of the North American conglomerate will be articulated.
The company has confirmed that the Equinox EV will be available in two finishes (LT and RS). Although it has not materialized, the RS model is most likely more powerful than the LT. At the moment its technical characteristics are unknown, although it is expected that the SUV will be marketed in two- and four-wheel-drive versions.
The Chevrolet Equinox EV will rival the Tesla Model Y
Neither data of interest have been revealed such as the capacity of its batteries (which probably use cells from LG Energy Solution) or its approved autonomy; however, in the images of the instrument panel it can be seen that with a 3/4 battery the car marks a remaining range of 378 km; therefore, in its most capable version, it may exceed 500 km EPA.
“Chevrolet will expand its electric vehicle lineup in the fall of 2023 to include the Equinox EV, a functional and affordable compact SUV that will have an estimated starting price of around $ 30,000 in the United States. The Equinox EV, which will launch in the fleet and retail versions, including LT and RS trims, will take advantage of GM’s Ultrium platform.
Steve Hill, Vice President of Chevrolet, wanted to highlight the importance of this model: “The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as its second best-selling model. Offering an affordable electric vehicle in the highest volume segment of the industry shows that Chevy will make electric vehicles available to everyone.