By now, you’ve likely seen the latest Chevy EV commercial. And if you’ve seen it, you also probably had it stuck in your head ever since. You know the one -- where Chevy drivers are cranking up Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” as they drive around without a care (or a drop of gas) in the world. It’s a fitting song, as Chevy is promoting the ability of their all-new electric vehicles to truly travel everywhere.
It comes at a time where Chevy is holding true to its commitment to have a move their entire lineup to be electric in the coming years. And while it may be several years before that happens, there are several EVs that will begin to be released over the next year or two. Let’s take a closer look at what’s to come.
Ever since 2016, the Bolt has pushed boundaries in the lineup, as an electrified hatchback with some serious capabilities. The smaller size of the Bolt has helped it to go further with every charge, and has also made EV technology affordable for those who are unable to meet the higher cost demands of larger, more premium EVs. The Bolt is currently available with an impressive 259-mile driving range.
The Bolt EUV is also already available across the U.S. and builds on the traditional Bolt EV. It adds some size, and is classified as an SUV – or more technically an Electric Utility Vehicle (EUV). As it does add a bit of size, and therefore weight, the EUV falls slightly short of the Bolt EV in range, but not much. With a full charge, the Bolt EUV is capable of traveling as far as 247 miles and going 0 to 60 in just 7 seconds.
Since it hit the market, the Blazer has been known for its sporty looks and capabilities, all of which will carry over to its electric counterpart – the Blazer EV SS which will be released about a year from now. The Blazer EV is expected to travel as far as 320 miles on a full charge with a 0 to 60 time in under 4 seconds with the performance-maximizing “Wide Open Watts” mode available for the new SS trim.
In response to the Ford Lightning, Chevy announced that their Silverado would also be going completely electric, and it won’t be long before the highly-capable EV pickup arrives. Of the bunch, it’s expected to deliver the most range, with a 400-mile estimate currently in place. And if you were worried that the electricity would fall short of the gas-powered model, you’ll be shocked to hear that the Silverado EV is capable of hitting 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque – reaching 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Of the five EVs that are either available now or coming in the next year or two, the Equinox EV 3LT is the last to arrive. As there is still some time before its release, not all the details have been finalized. What we do know is that it’s estimated to have a 300-mile driving range – just over 50 miles more than the similarly-sized Bolt EUV. The Equinox EV is also expected to add 70 miles of range in just 10 minutes when connected to a DC fast public charging station, helping to make the EV even more practical.
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