The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV gets its big reveal today, hitting the Internet just a week before the Detroit Auto Show. We’re only a few months on from Chevy revealing the Blazer EV, and for folks wishing for something affordable, the Equinox EV is going to look a fair bit more tantalizing.
GM is detailing a number of vital specs for every motor, battery and trim configuration today, but it’s only providing a price estimate for the base 1LT model, telling us that it will start “around $30,000.” For that price, you’ll get a single-motor front-wheel-drive Equinox EV that produces 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with the base (smallest) battery pack, and Chevy estimates a 250-mile range on a full charge. We don’t know how much the upcharge will be yet, but you can pair the 1LT with the big battery pack for 300 miles of range. You can also spec it with all-wheel drive, which automatically tacks on the big battery, leading to a range estimate of 280 miles. The 1LT eAWD (and every all-wheel-drive Equinox) comes with a dual-motor setup that results in a combined output of 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.
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JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: This is a Chevy Equinox, but it's not like any other Equinox you've probably ever seen. It's the first-ever Equinox EV, which means it is fully electric, unlike every other Equinox that you've seen before. This one is a 3LT. We don't know exactly how much that's going to cost yet.
But the big news is that the base version, the 1LT, is going to cost around $30,000. It'll come with front-wheel drive standard, 210 horsepower, 242 pound feet of torque, and around 250 miles of range. Of course, you can bump up to bigger battery packs that can give you up to 300 miles.
That will cost more. You can also get all-wheel drive, which will give you 290 horsepower and 346 pound feet of torque. That will get you about 280 miles on electricity alone.
You'll notice that this Equinox EV is quite a bit larger than the standard gas-powered Equinox. Chevy says it's about 7.4 inches longer and 2.8 inches wider. The wheelbase is an extra nine inches, which gives you quite a bit more space inside. The one compromise you have to make on this versus the gas-powered version is a little bit less cargo space. 57.2 is about seven cubic feet less than the gasoline Equinox.