Bust out those oven mitts. The electric SUV battle is heating up quickly! The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is already going after the 2023 Toyota bZ4X, which promotes being affordable. However, the Chevy Equinox EV could have an even lower price.
How much does the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV cost?
According to InsideEVs, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is expected to begin at about $30,000. This is speculation and subject to change due to the current economy. But that’s excitingly affordable for a powerful electric vehicle.
Reportedly, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X will begin at around $40,000. This price isn’t official. However, if both of these prices stick, then the electric Equinox will be available for about $10,000 less, giving it a crucial advantage.
But manufacturers typically begin with their top trim levels. So, both of the entry-level models for these new electric rides could arrive later. Also, the bZ4X could include more luxury and value than the Equinox EV.
How much range does the Equinox EV have?
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV isn’t expected to have any trouble reaching 300 miles of range on a single charge. However, Chevrolet hasn’t released the official figures. We do know that the Equinox EV will ride on the General Motors Ultium platform, though.
Depending on the size of the vehicle and battery pack, the Ultium platform and batteries are capable of reaching a 400-mile range. But the Equinox EV is expected to be widely available with a low price point.
So, it could run on the Ultium 400-volt electric architecture with fast-charging capabilities of over 200 kW. Ultium batteries range in capacity from 50 to 200 kWh.
Larger vehicles like the Chevy Silverado EV and the GMC Hummer EV are equipped with 200-kWh packs. The Cadillac Lyric will launch with the 100-kWh pack.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is expected to arrive with a range of 250 miles, possibly putting it behind the Chevy Equinox EV. This is the range estimate for the more powerful model with dual motors. The single-motor model could have less range.
With the single-motor Toyota bZ4X, you get about 201 hp. You can upgrade to the dual-motor model to gain all-wheel drive and 215 hp. The bZ4X is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.7 seconds, which is adequate.
Does the Equinox EV have nice features?
Based on the teaser images, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV has a luxuriously crafted interior with high-quality materials, including soft-touch and leather-wrapped surfaces. The Toyota bZ4X seems luxurious as well.
The Equinox EV is expected to share materials with the electric Chevy Silverado 1500, including the 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster and 17-inch center touchscreen. It could be equipped with a wireless charging pad and wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Plus, we can’t forget about the Gener Motors Super Cruise system. This limited hands-free driving assistance software could allow Equinox EV drivers to relax without having to hold the steering wheel, as long as they’re paying attention to the road.
We should learn more about the Equinox EV and Toyota bZ4X soon, and we’re super excited. Updates will be provided as more information unfolds.