2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV – Juicing the Crossover

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.

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  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Jul 22, 2022

    IMO this is better looking than the Mach E, and the prices seem reasonable for what you get. Would have a look if it had a third row.

  • Imagefont Imagefont on Jul 22, 2022

    Over styled. Just way too much going on. And it will be late, the street price will be much higher and it will be produced in limited quantities. The dirty little secret is that GM cannot build EV’s in real volume, probably because their supply of batteries is extremely restricted. And if they cannot ramp production then building EV’s is just a hobby.

  • Chris P Bacon Not sure why a '21 is getting reviewed, because there have been improvements to the 4xe. I've got a '22 4xe Sahara. May 2022 build in High-Velocity yellow with a soft top. As soon as it was announced I knew I wanted to try it, not for the fuel mileage, but for the technology. I don't have a Level 2 charger, it charges fully overnight on the included Level 1. I see an indicated range of 27 miles regularly. Today it indicated 29 when I unplugged. I've only filled the gas tank three times in 2500 miles, a full charge costs me about $3 based on my current electricity supplier. I don't experience the rough transitions between electric and gas, so maybe Jeep figured it out? It's stupid fast when using all the power off the line. So much so that it will break the rear wheels loose when you stomp on it. I agree that plugin hybrids are the future. I see no need for a pure electric. This is the way to go.
  • RHD The word B R O N C O written in contrasting paint on the dashboard is quite unnecessary. The passenger certainly knows what kind of vehicle he or she is in. That detail is a big fail. The red and white Bronco looks great, especially with tires that have honest-to-goodness sidewalls on them.
  • Luke42 Aren't those trim levels just different colors of paint?That's what they sound like, at least. 🤷‍♂️
  • Varezhka BEVs are not getting any more affordable because most of the cost is material, unlike mostly steel (cheap) gas powered cars.It’s like asking why gold and platinum aren’t getting any cheaper. And it’s only going to get worse with the sudden global interest in BEVs.
  • ToolGuy I don't have a carb on any of my vehicles.