$30,000 Chevy Equinox EV, Silverado EV, air-cooled batteries, Sony SUV concept Car News Today


General Motors has shown the first photos of an upcoming $30,000 electric SUV and revealed an electric pickup. Chrysler showed the start of an all-electric reboot for the brand. Sony has unveiled a new concept electric vehicle. And is air cooling the next step in EV battery innovation? This and more in this busy edition of CES, here at Green car reports.

GM unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado EV yesterday during a keynote at CES 2022. The electric pickup, which takes heavy design cues from the quirky Avalanche, gets a “midgate” that can reuse some of the cabin as a bed, as well as a highly reconfigurable tailgate. The twin-motor truck can hit 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds and will be offered in versions with a range of up to 400 miles, as well as a base price of $39,900, eventually.

Still, the electric truck was arguably overshadowed by another announcement: GM has confirmed the arrival of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, along with the first photos. Its starting price of around $30,000 is less than Mach-E, Ioniq 5 and ID.4 – and, well, that’s half the price of a base Model Y.

We’ve taken a close look at the Mercedes-Benz EQXX and one of the potential innovations it contains: will it signal a shift to air cooling for electric vehicle batteries?

Chrysler unveiled its Airflow Concept yesterday, which features a new design look for the brand expected in a production vehicle expected in 2025, and paves the way for an all-electric range for the brand as early as 2028.

Sony is moving along quietly with its Vision-S family, which took the show by surprise when it was revealed at CES 2020. During that show, Sony unveiled the Vision-S 02, a seven-seat electric SUV that incorporates audio , gaming, and connectivity expertise, plus the same great looks as the sedan. Sony still won’t say if it’s heading into production, but all the clues are there at this point.

Magna also picked up CES to reveal an electric powertrain and four-wheel-drive system that it says could enable heavier, all-electric pickups without inferior towing or payload.

And the VW CEO gave a reveal date for the long-awaited electric Volkswagen Microbus: March 9.


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