General Motors is go big on tram, and the automaker’s latest battery-powered offering aimed squarely at the compact crossover segment. This is the production-ready Equinox EV, Chevy promises to start at $30,000 – making it the most affordable electric vehicle in its class. And if you’re willing to spend a little more, you can get an upgraded version that promises a full 300-mile battery range.
Chevy says the internal-combustion-powered Equinox is the brand’s second most popular product, beaten only by Silverado . large pickup truck. So the all-electric version of the crossover has big boots to fill.
The new all-electric Equinox is built on GM . Ultium battery-electric architecture, and will be available in front- or all-wheel drive variants. The base model 1LT promises a $30,000 price tag, with front-wheel drive and a 250km battery range. Front-wheel drive makes 210 horsepower and 242 lb-ft of torque.
The 1LT can be upgraded to front-wheel drive and 300-mile range, or all-wheel drive and an estimated 280-mile battery range, the latter offering a total of 290 hp and 346 lb-ft in all four. cake.
Upgraded variants include the Equinox 2LT and 3LT, each available in FWD/300-mile or AWD/280-mile configurations. At the top of the Equinox EV food chain are the 2RS and 3RS, available with the same two powertrain options and featuring a sportier, more aggressive look. The LT models offer an available contrasting white roof, while the RS models have the option of a black painted roof.
As for recharging those batteries, you have three options. As standard, the Equinox EV is capable of charging at 11.5 kW via a Level 2 home charger, adding a range of 34 miles for every hour it is plugged in. All Equinox EV models will also be capable of DC fast charging at up to 150 kW (most likely through the fast-charging stations that are springing up around the country), increasing range to up to 70 miles in 10 minutes. . Top 3RS models with all-wheel drive will also be able to charge up to 19.2 kW on Level 2 home chargers, adding up to 51 mph range when plugged in. .
Equinox EV will go on sale in the fall of 2023, starting with a limited edition model based on 2RS. Exact pricing and other details will be available closer to the launch date.