2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV – Juicing the Crossover
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV will be added to the Chevy lineup as the brand tries to increase its presence in the EV market.
It will include a SS performance version. Traditionalists, clutch those pearls.
The Blazer EV will be available in front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive guise. One trim level is promising a range of up to 320 miles.
Trims will include 1LT, 2LT, RS, and SS, as well as a police pursuit vehicle (PPV).
“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,” said Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “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.”
Naturally, the Blazer EV will be using GM’s Ultium platform.
Those who still think of Chevy SS models in terms of ‘60s muscle will note that the specs here are up to 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque.
“The Blazer EV SS has the soul of a true sports car,” said Bell. “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.”
There will be 11.5 kW level 2 AC charging and DC fast-charging capability of up to 190 kW, depending on trim. The fast charging can add around 78 miles in 10 minutes.
Infotainment screens aren’t getting smaller, and this one will have a 17.7-inch unit to go along with an 11-inch driver information center in the gauges. RS and SS models will get full LED lighting, and GM’s SuperCruise semi-autonomous driving system will be available along with advanced driving assistance tech.
Wheel sizes will include 19-, 21-, and 22-inches, and the front lighting will indicate the state of charge when the Blazer is plugged in, on at least some trims.
Ranges are 247 for the 1LT, 293 for the 2LT, 320 for the RS, and 290 for the SS.
Other key available features included heated and cooled front seats, heated rear outboard seats, power-opening charging port door, navigation to chargers, route planning, regenerative braking, one-pedal driving, and hands-free power liftgate.
Owners will be able to access Ultium Charge 360 charging stations.
Pricing for a 2LT will start at just under $48K when the vehicle goes on sale in summer 2023, with the SS going on sale later in the year and starting at $65,995. The 1LT will launch in the first quarter of 2024 at $44,995. The EV version of the Blazer will be built at the same Mexican plant as the current Blazer.
Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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