As Ford invests heavily in all-electric vehicles and continues to roll out new models, its chief crosstown rival, General Motors, is doing the same. After recently revealing the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV as a Ford Mustang Mach-E rival and the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV as a competitor for the Ford F-150 Lightning, that trend now continues with the debut of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, which will serve as somewhat of a Ford Escape competitor, though no all-electric version of the latter exists yet.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is all about numbers, and those numbers should appeal to those looking for a small, inexpensive, and efficient EV. It’s expected to start out at around $30,000 and offer up to 300 miles of range (in higher-trim models) in a compact package, along with standard 11.5 kW charging, a quicker 19.2-kW onboard charger, or 150 kW of DC fast charging, as well as GM’s hands-free SuperCruise semi-autonomous feature, which is optional on all models except the base version.
In terms of trim levels, the base 1LT will provide an estimated 250 or 300 miles of range in front-wheel drive form or 280 miles with all-wheel drive. Higher 2LT and 3LT trims provide 300 and 280 miles, respectively, while the range-topping 2RS and 3RS trims also offer 300/280 miles, depending on configuration. Front-wheel drive models feature an output of 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, while all-wheel drive variants produce 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.
Inside the cabin, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV comes equipped with an 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster and a 17.7-inch center touchscreen that’s available on most trims, along with 57 cubic-feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down. The latest addition to GM’s growing EV lineup is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2023 for the 2024 model year.