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2024 Chevy Blazer EV: Up to 320 mile range, MSRP between $45-$66k, plus a “Police Pursuit” model

After teasing the public with small glimpses since March, General Motors has officially unveiled the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, including trim details, estimated range, and pricing. In addition to four varying trims, GM is designing a Police Pursuit Vehicle. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.



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Quick recap​

The public first caught wind of the Chevy Blazer EV at GM’s CES 2022 event. Although the all-electric Silverado was main focus of that presentation, GM CEO Mary Barra did leave the Las Vegas crowd with last surprise at the end.

That’s where we got our first glimpse of the Super Sport (SS) trim of the Blazer – the first performance trim of any EV under the Chevy marque, but that’s about all we learned at the time. This past June, GM offered a more robust tease of its Blazer EV, confirming it would arrive as a 2024 model in the Spring of 2023.

According to a Tweet from Barra, the world would learn more on July 18. Well, here we are and as promised, GM has shared plenty of tasty new details regarding the Blazer EV and all four of its upcoming trims. Here’s a look at three of them to start:

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    Chevy Blazer SS EV
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    Chevy Blazer 1LT EV
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    Chevy Blazer RS EV
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    Chevy Blazer SS EV
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    Chevy Blazer 1LT EV

Chevy Blazer 1LT EV

Chevy Blazer EV comes in four trims, plus PPV for the cops​

When we’ve covered the limited details of the Blazer EV in the past, we’ve had specific questions pertaining to trim levels, range, whether it’ll be AWD, and of course, how much it will cost. Well GM has answered all those questions and then some in a press release coinciding with a public debut event held in Los Angeles this evening.

Let’s start with the trims themselves. In addition to the SS variant that was originally teased, the Blazer EV will arrive in three additional trims, each offering different motor configurations, ranges, and interior designs. All trims are built upon GM’s Ultium EV platform.

Although the SS is the only model that comes with all-wheel drive standard, it is an available option in two of the three other trims. Here’s how they compare side by side (including price).

Chevy Blazer EV Trim1LT2LTRSSS
Wheels19″19″21″22″
Powertrain (Standard)FWDFWDFWD or
RWD
AWD
AWD available?NoYesYes–––
GM Estimated Range*247 mi293 mi320 mi290 mi
Starting MSRP$44,995$47,595$51,995$65,995
* – Dependent on battery pack size (although GM has not shared battery capacity yet)
Although we’ve learned a lot more about the various trims of the Blazer EV, the SS remains the focus of GM’s latest release. With AWD standard propulsion, the Super Sport EV is estimated to deliver 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque.

It also comes capable with Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode, which is similar to Watts to Freedom mode on the GMC Hummer EV. GM estimates the Blazer SS can sprint 0-60 mph in under four seconds. Here are some more images including a head-up display (HUD):

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Chevy Blazer EV

Chevy Blazer EV

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Other cool features​

Chevy also shared that the Blazer EV will be capable of achieving 11.5 kW on Level 2 AC chargers, and 190 kW on DC fast-chargers – equating to about 78 miles of range in ten minutes. That being said, the automaker did not specify which model(s) can achieve those charge rates.

We asked a Chevy for clarification and were told those charging specifics will be revealed at a later date. In the meantime, here are some other cool features to look forward to:

  • Full LED exterior lighting, with choreographed walk-up/walk-away animation on RS and SS
  • Super Cruise hands-free driving technology available on compatible roads
  • ADAS features like Reverse Automatic Braking and Advanced Park Assist
  • LT trims feature a monochromatic appearance
  • RS features a black grill and other black accents
  • SS has unique front grill, two-tone color scheme including a black roof and A-pillars
  • Front lighting on RS and SS conveys the state of charge while the EV is plugged in
  • Tailgate can open hands-free when the key fob is recognized by the sensors at the rear
  • Hands-free start – the driver simply pushes the brake pedal after closing the door
Despite being on the Ultium platform and part of GM’s Ultium Charge 360 network, Chevy gave zero mention of plug and charge capabilities on the Blazer in the press release. We asked GM to clarify and learned that the all-electric Blazer will in fact have Plug and Charge capabilities. Phew!

Chevy Blazer EV

You may soon get pulled over by police driving a Chevy Blazer EV​

In addition to the “civilian” models of the all-electric Blazer outlined above, Chevy is developing a model specifically designed for the officers in blue called a Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV). Per the release:

Based on the Blazer SS model, the Blazer EV PPV will have the largest Ultium battery in the lineup and will be available in rear wheel drive or with a dual motor all-wheel drive system. The PPV will use the Blazer SS high performance front Brembo brakes to help ensure short stopping distances. The purpose-built Blazer EV PPV model features a police specific interior designed for police officers with ample room to accommodate emergency equipment and gear.
Chevrolet also relayed its available trims will offer different range and design catered to fleet and commercial customers, so the Blazer EV appears to be quite versatile already. Let’s have a look inside, shall we?




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Chevy Blazer EV

Comparison (or lack thereof) of the interiors of the Chevy Blazer 1LT and 2LT

Interior​

No matter what trim level you decide upon, the interior of the Blazer EV features a 17.7-inch-diagonal touchscreen, an 11-inch-diagonal Driver Information Center in the instrument cluster, and LED lighting throughout. From there however, the interiors change quite a bit as you move up the trim hierarchy.

As you can see in the image comparison above, there is virtually no variation between the 1LT and 2LT trims of the Blazer EV, perhaps just slightly different seat materials. Look below. When you get to the RS, you’ll see huge differences, and even more variations when you get the the SS interior.




Chevy Blazer EV

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The RS interior (left) vs. the SS (Right)
Below are some additional interior features:

  • Two-row layout and flat floor provide ample space and storage options
  • Standard ambient lighting with personalization function on RS and SS trims
  • Unique RS and SS trim and design cues
    • Blue and red contrasting stitching on the RS
    • Sueded microfiber seating on the SS, Adrenaline Red seating surfaces, and available Argon Orange accents
  • Heated and ventilated front seats on RS and SS, along with heated rear outboard seating positions that are standard on SS and available on RS as an add-on
  • Heated steering wheel on RS and SS
  • Sculpted vents inspired by turbines

Chevy Blazer EV reservations and delivery timelines​

We’ve already shared “how much,” but naturally your next question has to be, “when?” To cap things off, Chevy has shared sales/production timelines for the Blazer EV as follows:

The start of sales kick off in the summer of 2023 with the 2LT ($47,595) and RS ($51,995) trims. The SS ($65,995) will follow later in 2023, followed by the 1LT ($44,995) and PPV in Q1 of 2024.

The electrified Blazers will be built at GM’s production facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico where the combustion versions of the Blazer are currently manufactured. Blazer EV reservations are now available on Chevy’s website. Want more Blazer? Check out Chevy’s detailed video below:



 

alexgr

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The interior design is a 20 year old Pontiac Grand AM and some MB GLA combination. Price - basically the same as Model Y if you add on similar major features. The least expensive trim will find a super strong competition with VW ID.4 that will be built in the US at volume by 2024. Some China company, please buy GM already, and fire lying Mary!
 

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The interior design is a 20 year old Pontiac Grand AM and some MB GLA combination. Price - basically the same as Model Y if you add on similar major features. The least expensive trim will find a super strong competition with VW ID.4 that will be built in the US at volume by 2024. Some China company, please buy GM already, and fire lying Mary!
Not a chance, Government Motors will live on forever.
 
The interior design is a 20 year old Pontiac Grand AM and some MB GLA combination. Price - basically the same as Model Y if you add on similar major features. The least expensive trim will find a super strong competition with VW ID.4 that will be built in the US at volume by 2024. Some China company, please buy GM already, and fire lying Mary!
…as if Tesla Model Y’s unfurnished interior is better
 
IMO, it is!
Imagine if you were buying a new house.

The kitchen doesn’t have cabinets or counters.

The bathroom also doesn’t have cabinets or counters.

The living room and the bedroom don’t come with light fixtures pre installed.

The home builder tell you that it’s for simplicity.

No, that’s just cost cutting.
 
  • 1 year until the 1st deliveries, ouch! Ford's MME, Hyndai Ioniq 5, and VW Id.4 already have a 1 year head start on '2nd Place'
  • I feel like the higher trim (RS and SS) red is going to turn people away, I didn't see if you can change that in the configuration tool
  • "Sculpted vents inspired by turbines" look out of place especially those 3 middle vents look very low, maybe an afterthought?
  • No pictures of the Frunk, or Trunk area underneath the cover (Spare tire or more storage)?
  • It will be interesting to see what the "out the door" price will be 1 year from now at dealerships. I feel like a $47,595 2LT could easily turn into a $59k vehicle
  • Why have a parking brake button and not integrate it into the stalk like Tesla? Stuck in the past with legacy buttons/interface?
  • Charge port going down when opening seems like a bad idea. Top of the door could get scratched with the charging cable or door swings into the wheel if it is turned with snow/mud attached. Maybe there is more clearance than it looks like.
  • I don't see anything that would make me pick this over the competitors. All of the "Other cool features" seem pretty standard for modern cars
  • Why does it have some box hanging below the rear drive unit? Seems like that gives up a lot of ground clearance, maybe a skid plate added as an afterthought? For a "vehicle designed in a wind tunnel" that seems very odd.
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The house would be a “smart home” with a touch screen and all the features and end result is the same. The Tesla still has AC, turn on all the same features, etc.

In fact, can do MORE with Tesla’s setup. Especially on the entertainment side.

Personal taste. You like what you like.
The house doesn’t have a single switch.

Instead, there is a single touchscreen near the entrance that is used to turn on and off everything in the house.
 
And there would be a touch screen where you are at most often. Not just one far away. IE one in kitchen, living room, bedroom etc for easy access. Like the one is for the Tesla right within reach.
No, there wouldn’t.

It’s like how Tesla cut corners by not including an instrument cluster.
 
No, there wouldn’t.

It’s like how Tesla cut corners by not including an instrument cluster.
How about you talk about the topic YOU posted? Stop filling up this potential meaningful thread by attacking Tesla's design choices.

Edit: @Mockingbird Don't respond to them. Just keep your posts on topic of the thread so that it doesn't drift off course.
 
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The house doesn’t have a single switch.

Instead, there is a single touchscreen near the entrance that is used to turn on and off everything in the house.
Some people use all "Smart" lights at home that turn on/off without a single button. I personally avoid too many "Smart" devices for now because they all try to interfere with really meaningful wi-fi devices. It is okay to get stuck in the past, just don't assume everyone should follow you.
 
Let's do a price comparison

Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium (303 mi): $48,775

KIA EV6 WIND (310 mi): $48,795

Hyundai Ioniq 5 SE (303 mi): $44,000

Chevy Blazer EV 2LT (293 mi): $47,595

Tesla Model Y Long Range (318 mi): $65,990

Compared to comparable BEVs, the Chevy Blazer is priced competitively.

On the other hand, if we weren't in the middle of the semiconductor shortage, the Tesla Model Y would need a $20,000 price cut to stay competitive.
 

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