Chevy Equinox EV Outlined in China Trade Ministry Documents

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

chevy equinox ev outlined in china trade ministry documents

General Motors is gearing up for the release of several new EVs over the next few years, starting with the Chevrolet Equinox EV this fall. Expected to land with a price tag of $30,000, the SUV could be the start of a new wave of affordable electric models, and we’re getting our first official look at the vehicle thanks to InsideEVs’ digging on China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)  site.

Images from MIIT’s site show an SUV that looks exactly like the model we’ve been promised, and the RS-trimmed model appears to have several upgrades, including blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree camera. The Ministry’s documentation shows details of the Equinox EV’s exterior dimensions, which are slightly longer and taller than the Tesla Model Y.

We know the SUV is coming to the States in five trims: 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 2RS, and 3RS, with a range that starts around 250 miles. Chevy has promised a reasonable starting price for the Mexico-built EV, which will arrive in the States riding on GM’s Ultium platform. Interestingly, the related Honda Prologue will also be built at the location. 

If Chevy and GM can pull off the $30,000 starting price, the Equinox EV would become one of the most affordable electric models in America. The insanely reasonably priced Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV are being discontinued at the end of the year but will return later with Ultium tech and may land at a higher price than before. Still, anything under $40,000 is a win for EV buyers, as many models’ base MSRPs have climbed to the stratosphere. 

[Image: Chevy/MIIT]

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  • Daryll Rardon Of course the state would never consider tracking your movements. And if (when) they do, it will of course be for the good of society...
  • Art_Vandelay The relationship between employer and employee is none of my business in this case so long as if they make unsustainable choices I’m not forced to bail them out again.
  • SCE to AUX Ford's taking a pause: like they're using the UAW strike as an excuse, but that's BS. Batteries have little labor content due to the automation required to produce them in volume.TTAC is that Ford doesn't have a viable EV plan because the F-150 keeps paying the bills.
  • Shelby I owned both 4.0L and new 3.5L they have them tuned a bit differently, I liked my 4L but the gas mileage on the 3.5 is better and lots of pep with a tune!
  • 28-Cars-Later Put it back. This seems to be the result of a game of Mad Libs by the product development team, almost as if they dared to do every single thing wrong they possibly could.