The base Equinox EV comes with front-wheel drive, an 11-inch touch screen, manual-adjusting front seats and a single 210-hp electric motor rated at 242 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to a version with electric all-wheel drive adds a second motor, for a total of 290 hp and 346 pound-feet of torque.
All versions above the base model will have an estimated 300 miles of range with fwd and 280 miles with awd, Chevy said, as well as a front LED light bar. Chevy didn’t release pricing for trims above the base model.
Chevy engineers estimate that, when plugged into a DC fast charger, the Equinox EV battery pack can regain as much as 70 miles of range in 10 minutes. The battery pack has a warranty good for 8 years/100,000 miles.
Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and automatic high beams.
In addition to awd and the longer-range battery, the options list includes Super Cruise, adaptive cruise control and a head-up display.
The vehicle’s maximum cargo capacity with the rear seats folded down is 57 cubic feet, slightly less than the 63.9 cubic feet that Chevy says the current Equinox can fit.