Although its launch has been delayed for a few months due to software integration fine-tuning, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will soon arrive in North America and dealers can start submitting orders this month. Now, General Motors claims it has nearly 200,000 hand-raisers for the all-electric crossover.
For a quick explanation as to what exactly this means, a hand-raiser is someone who has expressed interest in the vehicle without yet committing to order or purchase it. Notably, simply signing up to receive newsletter updates is considered a hand-raiser.
With that in mind, the 200,000 hand-raiser figure may not take into account that dealerships may have created their own reservation lists with their customers. As such, these dealers will only be able to submit orders in the first week of November.
It’s worth noting that unlike other General Motors all-electric vehicles – including the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, GMC Hummer EV SUV, Cadillac Lyriq and Chevy Blazer EV, the Detroit-based automaker didn’t take any reservations for the Equinox EV.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV lineup will eventually consist of five trim levels. However, at launch, only a limited-edition 2RS variant will be available with front-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains.
Maximum output for FWD units – produced thanks to Ultium battery and Ultium Drive motor technologies – is rated at 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, AWD units boast output figures of 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. Equinox EV FWD variants get an EPA-certified driving range of 319 miles on a full charge, while GM estimates AWD variants’ range at 280 miles.
Under the skin, the Equinox EV rides on the GM BEV3 platform, which it shares with the Chevy Blazer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. Pricing is expected to start around $35,000 for the forthcoming base 1LT trim, while the limited-edition 2RS FWD and 2RS AWD arriving to market first are respectively priced at $48,995 and $52,395, destination freight charge included.