Delayed: The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV Just Hit a Snag
If you were patiently waiting for the arrival of the new 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, we’ve got some bad news for you. General Motors has announced that the release date of the new electric SUV is being pushed back. That’s right, the Equinox EV is no longer going into production in the fourth quarter of 2023.
When can drivers expect the Chevrolet Equinox EV to go on sale?
The Chevy Equinox EV was originally expected to enter production during Q4 of 2023. General Motors CEO Mary Barra claims this date is delayed by at least a few months. So, drivers should not expect the electric SUV to go on sale until mid or late 2024. It’s much more likely that the Equinox EV will be available for purchase in the third or fourth quarter of the year.
What caused the delay of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV?
- Fierce competition and General Motors’ desire to perfect their electric vehicle
- United Auto Workers strikes have decreased the speed of vehicle production in America
- Electric vehicle materials can be more difficult to attain than ICE vehicle materials
- The EV production process isn’t as streamlined as the ICE production process (yet)
How will the delay impact GM’s overall EV production plans?
Though General Motors has not clearly stated a reason for the delay in Equinox EV production, there are several factors clearly impacting the EV’s progress. Furthermore, this isn’t the first GM EV to be delayed. The GMC Sierra EV and highly anticipated Chevy Silverado EV have both been pushed from early to late 2025.
So, General Motors’ overall EV production plans are hitting some predictable snags. The question is, are EVs like the Chevrolet Equinox EV worth waiting on?
Factors to consider when deciding whether or not to wait for the Chevy Equinox EV
- Is the Chevrolet Equinox EV going to be affordable for drivers?
- Does General Motors have a history of producing reliable electric vehicles?
- How does the Chevy Equinox EV compare to existing electric SUVs?
1. Is the Chevrolet Equinox EV going to be affordable for drivers?
General Motors has previously claimed that the Equinox EV will start at $30,000. If the American automaker keeps its word, the Equinox EV will be the most affordable electric SUV on the market by far. Federal electric vehicle tax incentives could make it even cheaper.
2. Does General Motors have a history of producing reliable electric vehicles?
GM does not have the best track record of producing reliable electric vehicles. The company had to discontinue the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV due to battery fire concerns. Ultimately, the mass recall of the Bolt EV took a toll on the company’s reputation. That being said, it still has the potential to produce excellent electric vehicles over the next few years.
3. How does the Chevy Equinox EV compare to existing electric SUVs?
There is still much to learn about the Chevrolet Equinox EV. Thus far, the most impressive aspect of the electric SUV is its unique pricing. Electric vehicles are notoriously expensive, especially SUVs. If the Equinox EV does start at $30K before taxes and additional fees, its pricing would be its defining characteristic, separating it from rivals.
Sleek and stylish: The Chevy Equinox EV’s design
Aside from attractive pricing assertions, the Equinox EV’s design is also appealing. It has a modern exterior that’s indicative of GM’s design language for the electric future.
Chevy’s design philosophy is defined by sleek, clean lines.”Chevrolet
The EV’s design is also described as “low, lean, and wide” by Chevy. Additionally, the brand offers an available 17.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with an 11.0-inch diagonal driver information center.
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox’s design, in a word, is forward-thinking. Does Chevy have a future hit on its hands? Join a live tour of the upcoming Chevrolet vehicle here.