But I Need A Car Right Now
But what if your wife just calls you and says your current 2010 to 2021 (what ever) was just totaled in an accident? You going to wait two years for a $40,000 plus Equinox? Let's say your 70 years old and want to go EV. You going to wait two years for GM to roll out $40,000 plus EV? Don't think so. Let's say transmission just went on your 2010 to 2021 vehicle with 160,000 miles on it. You going to pay for a new transmission or start looking for a new car? Let's say your car was just stolen and might not return in the shape you left it. Or maybe you live in Florida where cars float away every twelve months. You going to keep that returned stolen car or that flooded Florida four wheel rust bucket? Don't think so.
Your scenarios are, "I need a car right now". Solution: look at cars that are available right now, whether new or used.
Stop All Announcements of Future Cars?
No need to bash GM for announcing its future production timeline, it's irrelevant to your premise of needing to purchase a car now
. If someone simply must have a new car now, then what are they doing looking at a Chevy Equinox EV or any other car slated for late 2023 or later? The fact that you are posting here suggests you are just very disappointed you can't get an Equinox immediately. Understandable, many would like one sooner rather than later too. But if you need a replacement today, move on. The Equinox EV (and a whol bunch of other cars) is not for you.
GM was spot on letting the public know what it's doing and what it's plans are. Much better than treating us as mushrooms. It's also a smart marketing move to stop a potential customer from buying a competing product. I don't often put "smart" and GM "marketing" together, lol. Besides, it's a public company, Wall Street expects this information and nothing good comes from keep them in the dark.
So, the announcement is for those making future plans on a very big purchase. Knowing what GM's up to is helpful to me.
When GM announced the Ultium platform and later the Blazer EV and the Equinox EV I was indeed excited. The more I learn about the car the more interest I am. I actually appreciate GM letting me know, I'd actually like it if they told us even more! It enables me to make plans, to research and follow the car's development. I'm not that interested in the other cars anymore so a marketing win for GM.
Chevy Volt Relevance
I started looking at the Chevy Volt about 2 years before there was one, while it was in development. GM finally announced pricing and it would start deliveries in 4th quarter 2010 and they did. In February of 2011 I put my order in and it was ready in May. GM's track record is pretty good if not very good on meeting its production timelines. Of course, the unforeseen (think Covid) can happen.
My Volt is over 11 years old, it will need replacing in the next few years. What choices will I have in 2023, or 2024 or so? I had been noodling about maybe a VW, maybe a Hyundai, maybe a??
12 Months and Counting
We are about 12 months from some people taking delivery of their new Chevy Equinox EV RS. Other Trims will follow in 2024 which is what, 13 months away. It's not unreasonable for me to think that, like my Volt, I may be taking delivery in 2024.
So no, GM did not jump the gun.