While presenting the world’s brand new Chevrolet Silverado EV,with more than 670 hp and nearly 650 km of autonomy, General Motors also reveals the first details about the Equinox EV. The 100% electric version of the well-known average SUV is confirmed as an integral part of the company’s new portfolio of electric vehicles and is scheduled to debut in 2023, as a 2024 line.
According to the brand, the model will take advantage of the modern Ultium platform (the same one that supports the new Hummer and silverado EV itself) and will already be born as electric – that is, it will not be a combustion vehicle adapted for electrification. The native EV design provides significant gains in dynamics, performance and efficiency, so it meets all the desired parameters for a car of the type.
“The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as the brand’s second best-selling vehicle in the U.S. market,” said Steve Hill, Vice President of Chevrolet. “Providing an affordable EV option in the industry’s largest segment proves that Chevrolet will make electric vehicles available to everyone,” he added.
Chevrolet also said that the model will be a functional SUV, affordable and that will have an estimated starting price of US$ 30,000 in the U.S. (about R $ 170,000 in a direct conversion to the current exchange). The expectation is to offer the model both in fleet versions and to the public always, including in lt and rs finishes. Details on autonomy have not been revealed, but it is estimated to range more than 400 km.
In addition to the Equinox EV, Chevrolet has confirmed that it will also launch in 2023 the Blazer EV, positioned above the Equinox and also built on the Ultium platform. The news will come to strengthen the team of EVs already composed of Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV, Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV (debut soon), Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq and Celestiq (coming soon).