The base Equinox 1LT EV comes with front-wheel drive, an 11-inch touch screen, power-adjustable driver seats, heated front seats and a single 210-hp electric motor rated at 242 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to a version with electric all-wheel drive adds a second motor, for a total of 290 hp and 346 pound-feet of torque.
All versions above the base model will have an estimated 480 kilometres of range with fwd and 450 kilometres with awd, Chevy said, as well as a front LED light bar. Chevy didn't release pricing for trims above the base 1LT model.
Chevy engineers estimate that, when plugged into a DC fast charger, the Equinox EV battery pack can regain as much as 112 kilometres of range in 10 minutes. The battery pack has a warranty good for 8 years/160,000 kilometres.
Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and automatic high beams.
In addition to awd and the longer-range battery, the options list includes Super Cruise, adaptive cruise control and a head-up display.
The vehicle's maximum cargo capacity with the rear seats folded down is 57 cubic feet, slightly less than the 63.9 cubic feet that Chevy says the current Equinox can fit.
Greg Layson of Automotive News Canada contributed to this report.