Earlier this month, General Motors unveiled the new 2024 Chevy Equinox EV in conjunction with the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, giving us a preview of an all-new, all-electric crossover for the Bow Tie brand. The new Equinox EV looks good, but the question is this – will it outright replace the current Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV?
To explain, let’s start with the basics. Under that sharp new exterior design, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV rides atop the automaker’s new BEV3 platform, utilizing the latest in General Motors’ Ultium battery and Ultium drive motor technology. And although the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV both incorporate GM’s Ultium tech, both also ride on the older BEV2 platform.
Speaking of GM Ultium technology, the upcoming 2024 Chevy Equinox is expected to offer more range than the two Bolts, with at least 300 miles between plugs when equipped with the smallest available battery option. By contrast, the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV offer a maximum rating of 259 miles and 247 miles, respectively.
Sizing may also be a point of departure. Although official dimensions have yet to be released, it’s possible the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will offer more interior room and cargo room than the two Bolt models.
Pricing is also worth mentioning here. Scheduled to arrive in 2023 for the 2024 model year, the Equinox EV will start around $30,000. By comparison, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $32,495 including Destination Freight Charge, while the Bolt EUV starts at $34,495.
Finally, there’s the extensive and ongoing recall for defects in the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV’s battery pack, defects which have been blamed for about a dozen fires, and have resulted in Bolt production coming to a halt since August.
Put it all together, and the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV looks like it could be a solid replacement for the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV.
That said, we want to know – which would you actually buy? The upcoming 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, or the Chevy Bolt EV / Bolt EUV? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Equinox news, Chevy Bolt news, General Motors electric vehicle news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.