DETROIT — The Chevrolet Equinox EV can't rock-crawl and crab- walk like the GMC Hummer EV, it can't tow or haul big loads like the Chevy Silverado EV, and it doesn't offer the luxury features or feel of the Cadillac Lyriq.
But its $30,000 starting price and position in the industry's most popular segment are set to give the Equinox EV an outsized role in General Motors' quest to become the top-selling electric vehicle maker in the U.S.
"The Equinox is going to be a game changer for General Motors and for Chevrolet," said Walker Starling, a Chevy dealer in Orlando. "It's going to be a pivot point where the market responds favorably. The price point and the packaging are going to surprise people."