In line with President Joe Biden, GM leads the world in electrical automobiles. In actual life, they’re sitting approach behind the road. With solely 457 EVs delivered within the final quarter, one can say GM, and Biden, is all discuss and no motion. However that will change with the brand new 2023 Chevy Equinox EV.
What’s distinctive concerning the Equinox EV is the worth. It should begin at simply $30,000 earlier than the $7,500 EV tax credit score. That makes the price of the Equinox EV ($22,500 after tax credit score) considerably much less the $48,043 common value of a brand new ICE automotive, and approach lower than the $66,000 common value of a brand new EV. It simply possibly what GM must take an actual management place.
Thoughts you, $30Ok will get you a fairly naked bone EV. Don’t anticipate Tesla stage of expertise right here. The Equinox may have a single electrical motor driving the entrance wheels. An all-wheel drive model may also be obtainable, however as an alternative of doing twin motors like costlier EVs, the Equinox shall be nonetheless a single motor with an eAWD system. The eAWD will make a bit extra energy – 290 hp as an alternative of 250 hp.
To get the $30Ok Equinox, you’ll should order the bottom 1LT mannequin with 250 miles of vary. The SUV could be upgraded to front-drive and 300 miles of vary, or all wheel drive and 280 miles of vary.
Improve fashions embody Equinox 2LT and 3LT, every obtainable in both FWD/300-mile or AWD/280-mile configuration. On the prime of the road are the 2RS and 3RS, obtainable with the identical drivetrain choices and that includes extra sporty styling. LT fashions supply an obtainable contrasting white roof, whereas RS fashions have the choice of a black painted roof.
Charging the Equinox on a street journey may have you ready longer than the competitors. All Equinox EV fashions are able to DC quick charging at as much as 150 kW, including as much as 70 miles of vary in 10 minutes. By comparability the 900V charger within the Lucid Air can add as much as 300 miles of vary in simply 20 minutes, assuming you could find a 350 kW charger. Nonetheless, most EV homeowners cost their automobiles at house, and the Equinox EV comes able to charging at 11.5 kW by way of a Stage 2 house charger, including 34 miles of vary for each hour plugged in. You’ll don’t have any drawback leaving the home each morning with a “full tank.”
The Equinox EV goes on sale within the fall of 2023, so we’ll have to attend a bit longer for GM to steer the world in electrical automobiles.