Using the energy efficiency ratings released for the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV in Canada, GM Authority has calculated the efficiency equivalents in the USA, since Natural Resources Canada and the EPA usually publish ratings based on the same test procedures.
The ratings are based on the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV with front-wheel drive, with AWD ratings not yet available. The following table shows the efficiency metrics and other data for the Equinox EV:
|City Fuel Economy Equivalent
|2.0 Le/100 km
|Highway Fuel Economy Equivalent, MPGe
|2.4 Le/100 km
|Combined Fuel Economy Equivalent, MPGe
|2.2 Le/100 km
|City Energy Efficiency
|17.9 kWh/100 km
|28.8 kWh/100 miles
|Highway Energy Efficiency
|21.1 kWh/100 km
|34.0 kWh/100 miles
|Combined Energy Efficiency
|19.3 kWh/100 km
|31.1 kWh/100 miles
|Charge Time, 240V Outlet
These ratings show the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, with its combined average of 31.1 kWh/100 miles, to be slightly less efficient than the outgoing Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV. The latter models offer an efficiency of 28 kWh/100 miles and 29 kWh/100 miles respectively.
However, the Equinox EV is also revealed by this data to be more efficient than the only two configurations of the Chevrolet Blazer EV available so far. These models, the 2LT trim with AWD and the RS trim with AWD, offer an energy efficiency of 35 kWh/100 miles, 3.9 kWh per hundred miles less efficient than the Equinox.
The U.S. release of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV has been delayed until early 2024, approximately the same time the all-electric crossover will arrive in Canada. GM has also postponed launch of the Chevy Silverado EV RST and the GMC Sierra EV Denali per information released at the time of GM’s third-quarter earnings report, giving engineers more time to fine-tune software integration.
However, production of the Equinox EV will start at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico before the end of calendar 2023, paralleled by a ramp-up in the manufacturing of Ultium Drive motors at the facility as well. The EV model will also be produced in China at a SAIC-GM joint venture plant, though production won’t kick off there until 2024.
The electric crossover has garnered considerable interest in the U.S., with 200,000 hand-raisers claimed by The General. Hand-raisers are individuals who have expressed at least some measurable interest in the vehicle, such as by subscribing to newsletter updates, but have not yet committed to buy.