Chevrolet’s 2024 Equinox EV!

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] The General finally looks to be targeting the mainstream buyer!

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2022

    2023 Chevrolet Equinox EV

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    A fantastic looking front end!​

    Chevrolet is getting ready to expand its already robust near-term future lineup with yet another EV announcement. This time, the Equinox EV will be released in the fall of 2023 as a 2024 MY compact CUV.

    The most interesting item regarding this announcement is that it is a compact CUV that everyone seems to be in love with and it should become available with a $30,000 MSRP! Like all GM pronouncements as of late, take that retail with a grain of salt. With the $7,500 Fed TC having sunset a while back, $30k for this looks to be a stunning deal. Except the $30k model will probably be an unavailable stripped LT trim with 225-miles of range while the RS (shown) will be $75k with 350 to 400-miles of range if it follows the Silverado EV pricing announcements.

    2023 Chevrolet Equinox EV

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    This interior looks modern, appealing, comfortable and very driver centric.​

    The Equinox EV will be launched with both “fleet and retail” versions, including LT and RS trims, and will be yet another shell placed on GM’s Ultium Platform.

    2023 Chevrolet Equinox EV

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    The Equinox always had a nice look rear end. This one is no different. ;)

    The announcement of the Equinox EV comes on the heels of Chevy’s reveal of the 2024 Silverado EV and confirmation of the Blazer EV SUV, which will be available in the spring 2023. Let us hope GM gets this one right as I would love to have one in my drive for a week or more. ;)
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    It's not a "real" car until it shows up on the dealership lot. You might get in a bit if trouble
    for holding a gun to the dealer's head ( the only way he will order those less profitable models).

    Excuse me while I go to Bill Kay Nissan to get my $500 deposit I gave them last summer for a "stripped" Leaf.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    If by some chance I find that unicorn at a Chevy dealership for $30K , I might buy one.
     
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  4. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    I remember checking inventory for the Trailblazer in the elusive "L" trim, with MSRP $19995. Little leaf-blower motor driving only the front wheels through a fan belt, any color you like as long as it's white or silver, and little else. Although there was no interest in purchase, I wanted to see how many of these widely advertised unicorns were floating around. At the time I looked, there were two in the USA, and neither were near any populated area. Best guess is they were ordered for local businesses to use as delivery carts, and everything shows as dealer inventory until the deal is closed.

    Based on that experience, I suspect two samples of the $30k EVquinox will be available at Chevrolet of Somewhere In A CARB State, resplendent in Summit White appliance paint with Dead Mouse Gray burlap seating surfaces, ready to roll off the lot on their silver steelies adorned with plastic hubcaps.

    Of course, that commercial-spec stripped vehicle would be perfect for me. Basic paint that can be touched up with white-out, license plate frame stating, "As you can tell... I really like strippers" affixed to the dark gray matte plastic bumper surface, interior plastics that look like formica so you don't worry about minor scuffs, and only one drive wheel wearing the cheapest,skinniest LRR tire the manufacturer could find.
    And if I can find one, I'd get a window decal that says, "Don't bother stealing me. I only have 20 miles of range left and I take four hours to charge at a station that's 30 miles away".
    Another must-have for any EV I would own: Get a decal made to stick on the rear hatch. It'd be a simple pair of hand-prints and text underneath that says "EV Range Extender... Push Here".
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    And who doesn't like strippers ? I think my mate might frown upon the license plate frame.
    Also , I'm really not that fussy about color, but I don't want white. Is that a racist thing to say ?

    And my Prius has plastic wheel covers ( on alloys ) , so that's not an issue. And regardless what a LOT of Americans say......
    225 miles of range is plenty for Edwin.
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The Blazer is also receiving the Equinox all-electric drivetrain and its intro reveal is on July 18, 2022.

    Chevrolet shares a look at the all-new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV ahead of its debut. Developed from the ground up, the Blazer EV offers a groundbreaking mix of style, performance and technology...

    2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV

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    Wayne
     
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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I love our stripper Venetian Red 2016 manual Elantra, altho it isn’t a great stripper. Hey, it came with A/C, Cruise Control, more subtle electric steering & better Venetian Red color than the extras that came on our Venetian Red 2013 automatic Elantra. The 2016 gets better MPG than the 2013. The 2016 Elantra even came with the auto-dimming rear view mirror that also has the compass!

    Oh….oh….you mean strippers?! Oh…..I understand! Oh….. ah…..very funny!!o_O :rolleyes:
     
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV Police Pursuit Vehicle

    [​IMG] The future of policing is almost here.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 17, 2022

    2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV in Police Trim

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    As more states and municipalities implement carbon reduction plans and targets, the all-new 2024 Blazer EV PPV can help achieve them with uncompromising performance and capability for officers. It is the brands first pursuit-rated all-electric for the rigors of law enforcement duty.

    The Blazer EV PPV will be based off the upcoming Blazer EV SS. Final specs and range will be available closer to its launch in Q1 of 2024. The PPV will be offered with skid plates, police-rated tired, steel wheels and additional emergency equipment support. It will also have the capability for light-duty towing for items such as radar trailers, as well as the capability for bicycle racks when equipped a dealer-installed Class 1 trailer hitch.

    Many patrol cars spend a lot of their time idling, creating emissions from running a gasoline engine to support the electrical loads of a law enforcement vehicle. Chevrolet is utilizing the largest possible Ultium battery available for this Blazer EV PPV to support the electrical needs of a patrol car needed for law enforcement.

    Additionally, the Blazer EV PPV has a low center of gravity, thanks to the roughly 1,200 lb traction battery mounted low in the skateboard chassis. It also uses Brembo brakes designed to offer superior stopping power.

    Ready for Patrol

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    Inside, police-specific front seats are design accommodate duty belts and wearable gear, for greater comfort on patrol, while standard unprogrammed steering wheel buttons allow upfitters to connect Push to Talk function for department radios and fingertip operation of emergency warning equipment. A driver spot lamp is also available.

    The standard upfitter wiring harnesses includes added connectors to reduce up-fit times. The Blazer PPV was designed with police-level electrical loads including a dedicated electrical center, standard upfitter wiring harnesses, and enough power available for the necessary law enforcement equipment. Chevy also offers a standard upfitter vehicle module which provides all necessary signals needed for aftermarket equipment to communicate with the vehicle.

    The Blazer EV PPV offers a larger rear cargo capacity with the “civilian” model’s false floor removed to make room for aftermarket cabinets and organizers. It also comes with a standard Rear Camera Mirror, allowing officers a wide field of view behind the vehicle. This helps enhance visibility, as most police vehicles equipped with prisoner partitions, cargo barriers and vertical weapon mounts that can obstruct the rear view.

    The Blazer EV PPV 9C1 police package has standard vinyl flooring, a police-spec center console and a vinyl rear seat. A 9C3 Street Appearance package is also available and features carpeting, the regular-production center console and cloth rear seats.
     
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