Chevrolet announces new all-electric Blazer sports utility vehicle (SUV)

Following the teaser we brought you back in March, Chevrolet today revealed its all-electric 2024 Blazer electric vehicle (EV). This expands on the brand’s growing portfolio of electric cars including the Chevy Bolt, Chevy Silverado and Chevy Equinox

The new Blazer EV, which is a great-looking sporty SUV, will be available with different range options, including one that will offer up to 320 miles (515km) of range. It will also be available with different trims and in either two-wheel or four-wheel-drive to suit all lifestyles. 

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Those choices include available 1LT, 2LT, RS and Chevy’s first-ever electric SS performance model, along with a pursuit-rated Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) model for police fleet applications. In addition, the available trims offer different range and content suited for additional fleet and commercial customers, such as pharmaceutical, rental and others.

Ed Peper, GM Fleet vice president, said: “The possibilities for the Blazer EV’s commercial and law enforcement applications are almost endless. Along with zero-tailpipe-emissions performance, it reduces the number and frequency of certain maintenance requirements typically associated with fleet vehicles.”

Scott Bell, Chevrolet vice president, said: “The 2024 Blazer EV sets a new tone for electric SUVs, with options and intuitive technologies that help position Chevy for leadership in one of the fastest-growing EV segments.

“Along with the all-new Silverado EV and Equinox EV coming next year, we are making great strides in offering more choices for zero tailpipe-emissions vehicles — choices that make switching to an EV easier than ever.”

The Blazer EV is based on GM’s innovative Ultium Platform with styling taken from the 2018 combustion Chevrolet Blazer, and performance cues inspired by the Camaro and Corvette. 

With design and engineering developed to live up to the legacy of the iconic Super Sport performance designation, the Blazer EV SS offers customers the most powerful experience in the lineup. It features an exclusive performance AWD propulsion configuration designed to produce up to 557 horsepower and up to 648 lb-ft of torque. The unique WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode enables it to hit 0-60mph (0-97kph) in under four seconds.

Bell added: “The Blazer EV SS has the soul of a true sports car. And while it represents the pinnacle of performance for Chevy’s EV lineup, all models offer stirring capabilities that will surprise and delight true performance devotees.”

The Blazer EV features 11.5 kW level 2 (AC) charging and standard DC public fast-charging capability of up to 190kW. Depending on the model, this will enable approximately 78 miles (126km) of range to be added in just 10 minutes. 

Inside, there’s a  spacious and sustainably crafted cabin made with soft-touch materials, with a 17.7-inch-diagonal customisable infotainmenttouchscreen. It will also feature Chevy’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology for compatible roads and advanced safety features, including Reverse Automatic Braking and Advanced Park Assist.

Driver’s side view of of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

Phil Zak, Chevrolet Design executive director, said: “The Blazer EV’s design evokes the same sort of emotional response as Chevy’s performance cars. 

“There’s true SUV functionality, but inside and out, it has the sort of passionate proportions and feel that make you want to slide behind the wheel and explore what’s beyond the horizon. It’s a vehicle that looks great from every angle and beckons you to drive.”

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS go on sale in the summer 2023, with prices starting at $47,595 and $51,995 respectively. The sport SS model follows later in 2023, with prices starting around $65,995 This will be followed by the 1LT and the PPV fleet model in the first quarter of 2024, with prices starting at $44,995. 

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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