Chevrolet is unveiling the Equinox EV, an all-electric compact SUV that will be available in the fall of 2023 at a base price of around $30,000. The vehicle is the third Chevrolet model based on parent company General Motors' Ultium platform, following the Blazer EV and Silverado EV.
The Chevrolet Equinox EV will be offered with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, which are expected to produce around 157 kW and 216 kW respectively, with ranges quoted at 250 to 300 miles (400 to 480 km) depending on the version. The Equinox EV will be built at GM's plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
Standard front-wheel drive includes an estimated 210 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque, while all-wheel drive adds 290 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. The Equinox EV also features one-pedal driving, allowing acceleration and deceleration with just the accelerator pedal. In-vehicle technology also allows for recuperative braking, which feeds energy back into the battery to increase range.
As standard, the vehicle can be charged with a charging power of 11.2 kW (AC), which GM estimates provides an additional range of up to 34 miles (almost 55 kilometers) per charging hour. For the 3RS all-wheel-drive version, the charging power is 19.2 kW, GM estimates here an additional range of up to 51 miles (almost 84 kilometers) per charging hour. Charging powers of up to 150 kW are possible via DC.
The first model version of the Equinox EV will be available in the fall of 2023 - initially in limited quantities - and the manufacturer says more details and ordering information will be announced shortly before the start of production.