- General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Equinox EV, a $ 30,000 electric SUV.
- Equinox EV will hit dealers in the fall of 2023.
- GM also announced the Chevy Blazer EV, another electric SUV coming up for sale next year.
General Motors unveiled its latest electric pickup on Wednesday at CES 2022. But the Silverado EV is not the only new electric vehicle GM announced.
The automaker finally took off its upcoming Chevrolet Equinox EV, a small electric SUV that will cost around $ 30,000 in its base configuration. The Equinox EV will bring yet another inexpensive, electric option to the country’s most popular vehicle segment: compact SUVs.
It’s not like $ 30,000 is a small amount of money – it’s not. But historically, the shift from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric one often meant buying something expensive, like a Tesla. Equinox EVs and electric SUVs at similar prices – like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Chevy Bolt EUV – should make it more tasty and accessible for more people to drive electrically.
GM did not offer many details about the Equinox EV. The SUV will be available in both fleet and retail versions, have RS and LT trim and use GM’s new Ultium battery platform. Judging by the photos GM shared, we can see that the Equinox EV will have a large touch screen and a different driver-facing display. A sleek light bar extends across the front end of the SUV.
The Equinox EV will be launched in the fall of 2023, and we’ll learn more about the model’s range and other details closer to that date. GM also confirmed that an electric version of the Blazer SUV – called, you guessed it, the Blazer EV – will be available in the spring of 2023.
GM plans to phase out sales of internal combustion vehicles by 2035, and it is launching a range of electric cars across its brands to make that happen. The GMC Hummer EV pickup truck went into production in December, the Chevy Silverado EV arrives in 2023, and the Cadillac Lyriq will ship this year.