2024 Chevy Equinox EV Makes Official Debut115
GM CEO Mary Barra debuted the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV on CBS Mornings today after the automaker first teased the compact crossover earlier this year.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will come standard with a single Ultium Drive electric motor powering the front wheels rated at 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. An option ‘eAWD’ system will also be offered, which is rated at 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.
Launch trim levels will include the expected 1LT, 2LT and 3LT, while sporty 2RS and 3RS trim levels will also be available. The 1LT’s list of standard equipment includes manual-adjust front seats, an 11-inch diagonal infotainment screen, an 11-inch driver information display, and 19-inch wheels. The upgraded infotainment screen measures in at an impressive 17.7 inches and is available on the 2LT and standard on the 3LT and two RS trims. Cosmetic options include available 20- and 21-inch wheels, a front LED light bar for 2LT and up models, a two-tone white roof for LT models and a two-tone black roof for RS models.
GM isn’t sharing the Equinox EV’s battery sizes at this time, although a standard and long-range battery will be offered. In front-wheel-drive models, the standard battery is rated at 250 miles, while the long-range battery is rated at 300 miles. The long-range battery is also standard on 2LT, 3LT, 2RS and 3RS trim levels equipped with front-wheel-drive. All models equipped with eAWD are rated at 280 miles.
|Trim||Drive System||Est. Range|
|1LT||FWD (standard)||250 miles|
|FWD (available)||300 miles|
|eAWD (available)||280 miles|
|2LT & 3LT||FWD (standard)||300 miles|
|eAWD (available)||280 miles|
|2RS & 3RS||FWD (standard)||300 miles|
|eAWD (available)||280 miles|
The Chevy Safety Assist suite of active safety features comes standard across the board and includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam automatic high beams. Available driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control and HD Surround Vision, while a Head-Up Display and a Rear Camera Mirror are also available. GM’s hands-free Super Cruise system is optional on the 2LT, 3LT, 2RS and 3RS trims.
In a statement, Chevy Vice president Scott Bell described the Chevy Equinox EV, which will start at around $30,000 for the 1LT trim, as an “EV for everyone.”
“It’s an affordable game-changer, offering an uncompromising experience, with more features, that won’t change your daily routine — except that you will no longer have to stop at the gas station,” Bell said.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will enter production at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico next year. The nameplate completes a wide-ranging future Chevy EV portfolio that includes the Chevy Silverado EV and Chevy Blazer EV, as well as the existing entry-level Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models.
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Wow, another CUV, what a surprise!
its the largest sector!
It’s funny, the wife and I were watching TV last night and the commercial came on introducing this new EV Nox. She currently drives a 2019 Nox Premier. She first said that’s a good looking vehicle and then asked, will it be EV only? I said yes, she then said, I guess we better buy a new gas version while we can, without any prompting from me. I mentioned the new Seeker that will be a similar ICE vehicle that may be offered in NA as an alternative.
Chevrolet is on a dual path with new EV AND gas powered versions of the Equinox, as well as the Blazer and Silverado. No need to panic, Chevrolet is giving you a choice or gas or all-electric.
Only good alternative is a plug-in hybrid
Next generation ICE Equinox is coming in about two years
Not bad, was somewhat concerned about it’s styling when I first saw it but it has grown on me. It should do well in its EV crossover segment, if GM markets it properly.
Wow, this is really great looking, and is going to be a great success at this price point. The proportions and lighting details are spot on. Some gripes and general comments on things I’ve noticed (additional photos and details available over at chevrolet.com):
No front trunk. It’s smaller than the Blazer EV and Lyriq, so I’m not surprised within the context of what GM is doing, but c’mon. If EVs have drawbacks (and they do, see range below) then having a front trunk or frunk is the one shining feature of EV’s that I really want to see.
Range is kind of weak. Yeah, I get that it’s going to be low on the base models due to price, but 300 miles or 280 with AWD isn’t going to do road trips any favors. I can’t keep stopping every hour to get a 75 mile range boost. That’s assuming one can find a charger in working condition that isn’t already in use. It’s not like it’s even that powerful in the ev realm.
The rear seats don’t fold down anywhere near flat. Not sure why they couldn’t have done a better job with that.
The door handles look nice and sleek until you have to use them. I thought we were past this with the Silverado and Blazer employing normal handles, and the Lyriq rumored to get them?
Lastly, this is an industry-wide gripe, but why the huge blind spot behind the rear door instead of a window to create a distinct c and d-pillar?
Why would you be stopping every hour on a road trip? At 70 MPH and only using 80% of a full charge on the AWD model you would travel for 3 hours before you need to stop even when factoring in slightly lower range at highway speeds. If traveling on major interstates by the time you can actually buy one there should be a charger every 50 miles at the most. 300 miles is the sweet spot of range vs affordability on a vehicle like this.
So what happens if there are 15 people ahead of you at the charging station and it takes each person an hour to get enough juice to get them to the next charging station? Until they can get more than 250/300 miles out of an E/V and they can be charged in 15/20 minutes and charging stations become as numerous as gas stations E/V’s are not going to be practical for a large segment of the public. As of today, the infrastructure simply isn’t there to support the rapid transition to E/V’s. I live just outside of a major midwestern city. I am only aware of one charging center and a few months ago the charging station was vandalized and all of the electric cables were stolen for the copper that is in them
My nearest charging station is 45 minutes away, and I know it’s branded Tesla, so it may not even charge one of these?
These may work for city folk or people along 95, but for anything other than weekday commuting, they are useless for the rest of us.
Give this a Volt type power train and I’d buy it though. It is a shame they never made anything other than the dinky Volt and an overpriced Cadillac with that.
The J1772 connector is by far the largest number of compatible charging stations out there! maybe check on plugshare, also Tesla is just about to open up there charging stations to all users
Most EV owners know to only charge your vehicle from 10-70/80% during charging stops and only be at the charger for 30 minutes at most.
So how long is that drive from Michigan to Miami Fl going to take? What was a 23 hour drive is now going to take in excess of 30 hours. And that’s just half the trip. When people take a vacation, I don’t think that sitting at a charging station is what they have envisioned.
Exactly! We recently took our ’22 Blazer 2.0L on a trip to Port Charlotte from Michigan (about 1400 miles, approx 19hrs). For the full trip, about 3100 miles, our Blazer averaged 28.5 mpg which included highway and city driving. Every time we would fill up the gas tank, the range indicator told us we had approx 600 miles until empty. A few times, I pushed the tank to 500 miles and then filled up, which was usually around 3/4 of a tank. In order to get that same range out of the new EV’s (the Blazer and the Equinox), I would have to stop twice to fully charge for every one 10 minute stop at the gas station. Granted, we don’t do this trip every month, more like once per year, but that would add quite a bit of time to our drive. While EV’s may look nice and shiny and may very well be a good daily commuter, they are not ready to take over the full utility that we currently enjoy with ICE cars.
Sitting at a charging station while you eat for 20 minutes OOOH Boy how am I going to survive!!!
How many times do you eat?
You got breakfast, then Lunch… then Dinner…
Then you could have a mid day snack if you wanted…
Really, you don’t need to eat every time you stop…
Charging on the road isn’t much cheaper than gas.
Good luck finding one free once these things get popular. OOOH I have to now wait several hours- equals all kinds of time wasted
Charging stations are expanding as we speak and GM just recently inked a deal to install several at many major rest stops.
Rest stops don’t have any restaurants
The GM deal is with Pilot Flying J Travel centers and truck stops. They will have restaurants.
In Florida all of the turnpike rest stops have a food court with several restaurants.
I realize you are a World Traveler, but you must have missed the entire NORTH EAST of the USA… Excepting Pennsylvania – the other states have one (or sometimes even more) eateries at their Rest Stops.
Pennsylvania has restaurants in their rest stops as well. Not unusual.
By being fat and (un)happy for how many times you will need to stop.
you don’t do long trips with an EV.
I can get in and out of a gas station in five minutes-ten tops if there are others in front of me- with a full tank of gas and 500 miles of range.
They should also know not to use the 350kw charger if their EV can’t charge at that speed…but they don’t.
I suppose you think companies should install the infastructure before the vehicles exist? I hope my 401k isn’t invested in a company you make decisions for.
The infastructure is scaling up now along with the EV cars. The hypothetical situation you describe is as likely right now as a gas station shortage. Both leave you unable to fill. Bit a car can charge at home.
They’re not ideal for road trips right now. Get over it.
This is my criticism.
Tesla has been building a 400 mile range car for several years now. What the hell is GM doing with a 250 mile range car that is clearly trying to be nothing more than a poor man’s Model Y at best. And this POS is still 18 months away.
They have got to do way better than this.
Whats your point? The EV Equinox starts at $30,000 with 250, and also wil offer 300 mile range versions. Teslas cheapest EV, the model 3, starts at $47,000 with a 358 mile range and the model Y with a 330 mile range starts at $66,000, over twice as much as the EV Equinox.
Spot on – Unfortunately, they will lose money on everyone they sell as they will never have economies of scale with battery constraints plus the resale value will be nil in 3 years. I have a Volt which has one of the worst resale values of any modern car, but a Tesla M3 with a similar MSRP from the same year is valued at 3-4 volts now. As a commuter car this vehicle will be great (charging at home), but its range and charging capacity severely limit it. This is not a compelling car that people will be scrambling to purchase – the ICE variant will make a lot more economic sense from a buyers perspective. This is about as exciting as the recalled Toyota BZ4x, but with the wheels staying on.
Unless your a traveling salesman 99% of my charging is at home period! That 1% I can deal with traveling needing charging and if backed up wait but your overblowing WHAT IFs! Americans are use to having IT ALL NOW IMMEDIATELY rather than progress.
Doesn’t progress mean doing things faster especially if it is a chore?
Ok so many miss conceptions!
1/ No frunk – so what, if you need storage space then it has plenty, where the heck does tesla put all its ev management components and how the heck will you service them when there is an issue!
2/ the rear storage area has two levels, see the side slots in the picture, you can have a flat floor area or increase rear storage if necessary
3/ On an EV range = price, cant have a lower priced EV with huge range and super faster charging
4/ A,B and C pillars have become bigger as the roll over test has massively increased the load required to be supported, this is what additional safety features have been developed, cameras, side blind detection etc!
I agree, it looks good, the only problem is that it’s an EV. That 280-300 mile range will drop significantly in the dead of winter, no thanks, I’ll stick with ICE.
Looks really good. Three things that I think GM missed on with the new Nox is obviously a lack of a Frunk (Just Makes Zero Sense not to have one) FWD as Standard and ONLY 150kW DC Fast Charging.
Otherwise, GM nailed it. They will sell these like Hotcakes.
Yes, the Equinox is great looking and less expensive than most, but it is technologiclly behind the times as far as DC fast charging due to its antiquated 400v architecture. Kia/Hyundai were much more forward looking with their 800v architecture (260kW max DC charging) which charges almost twice as fast as the Equinox EV at 350kW DC fast chargers.
base price for an EV6 is 10K more
Tesla still uses 400v Tech and they all charge at 250kW
GM made the decision to keep DC Fast Charging at 150kW ONLY to save money and that in my opinion is the wrong Decision.
Tesla and many others have or are shifting to 800v Systems.
Elon recently stated he doesn’t see Tesla needing 800V.
150kW max charging rate also is better for the battery. The higher the rate and the more fast charges you do both reduce battery life. Overnight slow charging is the preferred method whenever possible.
How many chargers can charge at that 250kw rate and how many minutes will they charge at that level?
Reality is, most will only charge at 150-200 kw max and only for a short period. The differences are likely immaterial.
Not long (at least in the Tesla World)… The so called Tesla “Version 3” chargers run 4 charging spots per charger…. When 4 people are all plugged in – the other cars have to make due with whatever is available from the charger – so – the Charitable thing to say is that the cars are extending their battery’s lives.
its all about how much you want to spend on an EV – two biggest price concerns – bigger batteries and faster charging protocols – most charging is and will be home based
@Momolos, I’ve heard that Musk said he does not need to go to 800v architecture. However, he and others should consider it. For a Tesla to charge at 250kW at 400 volts it would have to draw 625 amps and that creates a lot of heat and is not good for the battery life. That is why Teslas can not stay at the 250kW charging rate for very long and overall it takes longer for a Tesla, or any 400v system, to charge especially to100%, due to heat. However, an 800 volt system can charge at 250kW for much longer because it is using only 312 amps which creates less heat and is better for the battery. Kia and Hyundai cap their charging rate at around 245kW, so their battery life is safe even charging at a 350kW charger. In essence a 800v architecture is safer for the battery and vastly shortens the time to charge. It only takes me 18 minutes to charge my Kia from 10% to 80% or 217 miles of range, at a 350kW Electrify America station and only another 24 minutes to 100% if I want the extra milage. A Tesla will take another 40 minutes to get to 100%. So, in conclusion an 800 volt architecture is vastly superior to a 400 volt architecture, especially going forward when more and more people will be using DC fast charging, we’ll need the speed.
Since the batteries are made out of low-voltage modules hooked up in various series – parallel arrangements – the charging voltage at the Car Connector is an IRRELEVANCY.
If Musk says he is satisfied with ‘low-voltage charging’ then so-be-it. The only thing that could possibly impact battery life is the overall charging power in comparison with the overall size of the entire battery…
While it is true that small batteries MAY (or, may not) be affected by high charging rates, it is also true that larger and larger batteries can take higher and higher charging rates with no deleterious effects, simply because any individual battery module is not charging any faster.
They will sell well to the people who want an EV, which is a fraction of the market.
It looks OK. Regarding the Equinox front, I’m not sure whether it is looking sad or looking mad, but to my eye it looks much cleaner than the busy Blazer.
I totally agree. I do not like the Blazer EV. The Equinox EV looks much better and more modern and sleeker.
Very nice forward looking SUV and only 1 inch lower in height than the ICE version. I’m a little dissapointed at a several things. One, the maximum avaiable range is only 300 miles, as I was hope for around 320 miles. The second thing that concerns me is that only the 3LT and 3RS models will have Super Cruise as an option according to the new Equinox webpage. That means in order to get a 300 mile range and Super Cruise one will have to buy the 3LT FWD or the 3RS FWD which will probably be priced at around $40,000 to $45,000, but still not too bad compared to other brands with these type of features. And finally the third thing that I’m disappointed in is the horse power of the FWD is only 210HP. The much smaller Bolt EUV with it’s 200HP get 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds. That means the larger and heavier Equinox EV 0-60mph at only 210 HP will be around 8 seconds. The Kia EV6 Wind RWD is 225HP at gets 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds and it charges a lot faster at a DC fast charger and the same goes for the Ioniq 5.
The EV6 Wind is also 10K more expensive.
Well, we don’t know how much the 300 mile range Equinox EV will cost yet, but yes, the 310 mile Kia EV6 will probably be about $10,000 more expensive than the 300 mile range Equinox EV 2LT. For me, the Kia is worth it for the faster charging as well as other features that the Equinox does not have. Also, going forward, when there are a lot more EVs on the road, charging stations will be crowded, so it will be worth it to charge much faster.
Based on the stated 70 miles of range in 10 minutes means the 300 mile Equinox EV will charge from 10% to 80% in about 30 minutes.
My Kia EV6 to charge from 10% to 80% only takes 18 minutes and that is a real life figure and I’m getting the EPA estimated range of 310 miles, 10 miles more than the longest range Equinox EV. I also love the safety features compared to the Chevy Bolt EV Premier that I owned for 4 years, because they work much better on the Kia, especially the lane keep assist. Hopefully those features will work better in the Equinox EV than in the Bolt EV.
Only the Equinox EV 3RS model will include an optional V2L feature that the Kia EV6 has standard, which has come in handy when on our road trips.
Reread the article. “GM’s hands-free Super Cruise system is optional on the 2LT, 3LT, 2RS and 3RS trims.”
The only trim that doesn’t get SC is the 1LT.
Dear Dean, I know that’s what the article says, but Chevy’s official website only shows Super Cruise as an available option for the 3LT and the 3RS. Please take a look at Chevy’s own website and you’ll see.
Looks decent enough if its in the 30-40k range then people will buy it.
How is Tesla going to survive the onslaught of EVs from GM, Ford, VW, and others? How long before Tesla goes private and owned by the Chinese? Poor workmanship and nothing in the pipeline save the vaporware Cyber truck.
The difference is – Tesla buyers are a cult. They want a Tesla, period. Like Apple and Rolex and Ferrari, the buyers want those specific products and don’t even consider competing ones.
Yeah there is a Tesla cult. But if you want an EV, they are probably the best.
Tesla is the market leader for EVs, and they aren’t going to be threatened by a 250 mile range crossover that won’t even be shipped until 2024. Even Kia and Hyundai are doing better than that, and they are doing it with cars they are making right now.
Nothing from the Ultium platform is cutting edge. GM is behind yet again.
Is that a serious question?
I agree. Talk about vaperware, what happend to the affordable, for the masses, $25,000 EV from Tesla. The last we heard from Musk on this is that they are not working on it period. That idea truely did disappear into vaper. I do commend GM for putting out the much more affordable Equinox EV. For the money it does look like a pretty good EV and will be good for those that can’t afford the EVs that are currently avaliable. Let’s hope the Equinox inspires other EV makers to lower their prices or produce less expensive EVs.
“It’s an affordable game-changer, offering an uncompromising experience, with more features, that won’t change your daily routine — except that you will no longer have to stop at the gas station,” Bell said.
No, but you may find yourself stopped at the side if the road when the limited range is used up.
Or use simple common sense when you’re getting low on range and stop to recharge. It’s not like you can only recharge these at home.
That would be fine if there were enough charging stations and the line was not long where i use up my juice waiting to charge the EV
Where and how long will that take?
I’m not going to drive for 4 hours(300+ miles) without some sort of rest stop for food or bathroom break… Perfect time to charge up.
If I’m driving 3-5 hours, the plan is to stop to use the bathroom and stretch only once. If that process takes more than 10 minutes from the time I get into the deceleration lane to the exit or rest area until the time I’m merging back on the highway, that’s time wasted. Also, 300 miles of range is only in optimal conditions to begin with. Driving in the extreme heat/cold, using the heater/defroster/air conditioning or driving on wet/slushy/snow packed roads will all decrease the range into useless levels pretty quickly. In some cases half of your range or more could be gone. Not to mention that batteries degrade over their lifetime at a rate of a couple percent each year. Even at two percent, you’re losing 6 miles of range per year. After 5 years, you’ve lost 30 miles of range.
Range degradation is more like less than 1% a year, also depends on how hard you are hitting the vehicle.
Also Ultium vehicles use Heat Pumps and recoup energy much more efficiently so Heating and Cooling will not have as much a drastic impact on range as early EV models.
As for me, I’m in no rush to get to places I like the journey not just the destination.
People need to be less impatient in their lives.
Stopping to eat, rest, or take a restroom break is not going to adversely impact you for 10-15 minutes.
Dear meh, I have to agree with you. I didn’t know Ultium used a heat pump. Where did you find that out?
I want to see the scenery alongside the road, not look at a charging/gas station for hours on end.
Range degradation can be all over the place. I saw that it can be up to 5% per year in some cases.
I didn’t know that about the heat pumps, but aren’t there temperatures where it’s too cold for the heat pump to operate or operate properly?
The journey *can* be part of the experience if you’re driving along the coast or through the mountains. I’ve gotten off the highway to take the scenic way more than once, and once did a 10 day trip that was just driving from place to place through 9 states and staying in a different hotel every night. If you’re driving the turnpike for the 100th time traveling to a wedding or graduation, it can be a chore, and there’s nothing to see or do at night. I’ve left for trips after work on a Friday before, and all I want to do is be there so I can relax.
Dear Avenir, Supposedly GM has formulated the Ultium batteries to have a very low degradation rate. The degradation rate for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV after 5 years and 150,000 miles was only 10%. Source “News Coulomb” YouTube who has owned his Chevy Bolt since Dec 2016. Original range 238 miles and after 5 years and 150,000 miles, his range is now 214 miles. Also note that he only DC fast charges his Bolt EV. I think that is excellent results and a testament to the longevity of the Chevy battery. Also note that he still has not received his new battery yet. Search for the YouTube video titled “2017 Chevy Bolt EV Battery Degradation at 150,000 Miles”
Sounds good for the retired folks with nothing to do.
Dear meh, I found several articles in April 2022 that state certain high-end GM Ultium EVs will have heat pumps and other articles that say ALL Ultium EVs will have Heat Pumps. If the Equinox does come with a heat pump, they really should state that on the Chevy Equinox EV webpage as a selling point. Since Chevy does not state that the Equinox EV comes with a heat pump on the webpage, I doubt the Equinox EV will have one in order to keep the cost down. Maybe the AWD versions will have a heat pump. We’ll see.
If you want to spend an hour at your rest stop….
Yeah. 250 miles is embarrassing – that car shouldn’t exist. Even 300 miles is a joke from a product 2 years away produced by a company that purports to be on the bleeding edge of EV and battery tech.
The “uncompromising experience” is total horseapples. This is worse than Ford Mach E’s numbers despite having 4 additional years to improve battery and charging hardware.
This whole thing is a compromise, and a bad one. Even Kia and Ford is ahead of GM right now on both range and charging speeds.
You must be a millionaire – in which case only the GM electrics that have more range would appeal to you..
I find it surprising that most do not understand that the Equinox EV is being BUILT DOWN TO A PRICE….
The entry level version has a smaller battery (to lower the cost) – over a more expensive GM vehicle.
Of course, it could be that some are so MYOPIC that they assume that – since ENTRY LEVEL vehicles have the same size gas tanks as premium vehicles, that such must ALWAYS AND FOREVER MORE be the case that ENTRY LEVEL vehicles *MUST* have the same size batteries as expensive ones.
Is the gas powered equinox then going to look like this?
I hope so, that’s what I want!
I know it won’t go 500 miles nonstop at 100 mph and I don’t care at all. But for somebody that wants a vehicle that can travel around town, carry what I pick up or drop off along the way with a moderate amount of comfort, safety, style and at a reasonable cost, this is it. If I have any questions, it is that I don’t see any of the other GM outlets with their version at the drop. Personally not a fan at all of subscription options, just want some personality in the style. IOW, looks like Chevy is the front but not as loud as the Cadillacs and so far the Buick and GMC style hasn’t been determined yet. But, IMO, hoping there is some “outrageousness” in what they deliver.
Boy this looks mighty cheap.
As a point of comparison, according to C&D, the 2022 nox has 430 mi range and I think the base starts at 26. And I don’t really believe the 30K number as we are almost 2 years from production and price could go up significantly from today’s estimate.
It starts production in a year as a 2024 model. 1, not 2 years away.
Simple math skills a challenge?
Maybe, but then again, I’m expecting it to be late. Sure they’ll produce 100, but volume production I expect in 2024. Kind of like the Lyriq has been. I’ve yet to see one and they’ve been out for months “technically”.
We are still 2 years away from an EV with a 250-300 mile range and a charge speed that’s slower than what Kia is selling today.
GM has to do better than this.
Even Ford is ahead of them. And Ford might be the worst run large automaker in the world.
Still a CUV, but I like that they have body color around the wheels on most of them. The current Equinox also has that and I feel like it makes it look better. But for an SUV/CUV, this is one that I would buy in more basic form.
I think GM will have a winner on this one.
Once the market is flooded with EV offerings from all the newly woke automakers, they will get to see what end demand from customers really is for EVs – not that significant, certainly not significant enough for them to abandon ICE. That’s why the only way EVs can succeed, is if ICE cars are banned by law as California and the other states are starting to do now. On their own, EVs might account for 30% of sales.
That’s what I’m thinking as well. I already have a commuter car and a truck that is used as a truck… Since I’m mostly remote I COULD get an EV but then you’re making me have 3 cars bc at this point when I travel for work or vacation it’s 200+ miles. I complain stopping for gas no way I’m gonna be thrilled to wait on my car to charge. Let’s say I have 50 miles of range left and there is a crash or bad weather. I’m totally screwed if I don’t stop and charge when I’m at 25% battery. Like a cell phone that 25% doesn’t last as long as you think it will lol
Stop and go traffic is the best situation for EVs, they are the most efficient then and you will recoup energy with regen braking. When the vehicle is not moving it’s not using the Traction Battery for much other than HVAC (very little) or topping up the 12V battery.
GM making all these EVs without frunks is a big mistake. EV buyers are expecting the frunk and wont buy without them.
Other than that, they are great cars
My housemate has a Model Y and NEVER uses the frunk.
Also, if you drive 100 miles a day then maybe this… no, actually, this would still work just fine for you. Anyone driving over 300 miles a day, every day, isn’t going to buy any EV. But how common is that person?
Don’t forget the ADM and all of the crap add-ons the dealer will include.
I think you’ll get the initial solid sales similar to people flocking to the mach e… By the time mid cycle refresh comes along the sales will probably decline. Growing up the minivan was the longer distance vehicle… People now use their CRVs, RAV4, equinox for this activity… If you’re gonna sell an Equinox both EV and Gas I’d bet the gas will still sell higher volumes.
Unless the family they are trying to win over had a vehicle for further distances I don’t see why anyone would chose the vehicle that has to spend an hour being charged. I could see people dumping their EVs when they realize it’s a pain to stop every 200 miles. Heck when I travel for work I hate stopping I’ll wait until I’m a quarter tank vs half. EVs you’re screwed if you don’t stop at the first charging Point.
You’re also asking Americans to trade convenience for planning. I can’t remember ever looking ahead for a gas station while traveling… Charging stations are definitely around but you’re now trying to persuade Americans to plan their stopping points so they don’t die on the side of the road
Hmm sounds like the 1950s with Gas stations and people constantly running out of gas because they never planned their trips….
Also EV road trippers NEVER charge their EVs up to 100% outside the start of their trip (or sleeping at a Hotel)… Road Trippers charge to 80% where the charge curves drop off and it’s harder to put charge in the batteries and go.
Doing it this way they hardly stay at Charging stations for long and are on their way.
I can refill my gas tank at 100 percent in five minutes. It is asinine to only charge at 80 percent because it means you have to stop more often.