General Motors aims to transition its entire light-duty vehicle portfolio to all-electric powertrains by 2035, with a ton of new EV models headed down the pipeline. Two of the latest include the Chevy Equinox EV and Chevy Blazer EV, both of which are battery-powered crossovers. Critically, the Chevy Equinox EV and Chevy Blazer EV are entering the largest EV segment on the market.
Looking at the current EV segments across the industry, we find that SUV models (including crossovers) make up the lion’s share at 64 percent, while cars make up 30 percent. The remaining 6 percent is made up by EV truck models.
Given just how popular the all-electric SUV / crossover segment is, it’s no wonder that three of Chevy’s new EVs are crossovers. Looking ahead, however, the all-electric truck segment is expected to grow substantially, especially with the launch of the Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, and Tesla’s new rival product, the Cybertruck.
With regard to the latest sales figures, we find that Chevy’s all-new, Ultium-based models are only now hitting the ground, with less than 500 units of the Chevy Blazer EV and less than 500 units Chevy Silverado EV sold last year:
Sales Numbers - Chevrolet Ultium EVs - 2023 - USA
|YTD 23 / YTD 22
The Chevy Equinox EV made its debut for the 2024 model year, offering several configurations for the GM Ultium powertrain under the skin, with range-per-charge estimated at a maximum of 319 miles. The GM BEV3 platform provides the underpinnings, while production will take place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. Production of the Chevy Equinox EV is expected to start in Q1 of the 2024 calendar year after it was announced that GM was delaying the launch of the all-new crossover.
Meanwhile, the Chevy Blazer EV offers a maximum estimated range of 320 miles, while the GM BEV3 platform once again provides the bones. Production also takes place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant.