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After teasing the public with small glimpses since March, General Motors has officially unveiled the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, including trim details, suggested range and pricing. In addition to four different trim levels, GM is developing a police pursuit vehicle. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.

Brief Summary

The public first heard about the electric Chevy Blazer at GM CES 2022. While the all-electric Silverado was the focus of that presentation, GM CEO Mary Barra eventually left the Las Vegas crowd with one last surprise.

This is where we first saw the Super Sport (SS) Blazer trim – the first performance trim of any Chevy-badged EV, but that’s about all we knew at the time. Last June, GM provided more compelling information about its Blazer electric car, confirming that it will arrive as a 2024 model in the spring of 2023.

According to tweet from barra, the world will know more on July 18th. Well, here we are, and as promised, GM has shared plenty of delicious new details on the Blazer EV and all four of its upcoming trims. Here are three of them to get you started:

The Chevy Blazer EV comes in four trim levels, plus a PPV for the cops.

When we’ve reviewed the Blazer EV’s limited parts in the past, we’ve had specific questions regarding trim levels, range, whether it will be all-wheel drive and, of course, how much it will cost. Well, GM has answered all of these questions, and then some, in a press release to coincide with the public debut tonight in Los Angeles.

Let’s start with the pads themselves. In addition to the originally teased SS variant, the Blazer EV will come in three optional trim levels, each offering different engine configurations, ranges and interior designs. All configurations are built on the GM Ultium EV platform.

Although the SS is the only model with standard all-wheel drive, it is available in two of the other three trim levels. Here’s how they compare to each other (including price).

Chevy Blazer EV Trim 1 litas 2LT RS SS
wheels 19″ 19″ 21″ 22″
Powertrain (standard) FORWARD FORWARD FWD or
rear drive
four-wheel drive
Is all wheel drive available? Not Yes Yes –––
Estimated GM Range* 247 miles 293 miles 320 miles 290 miles
Initial MSRP $44,995 $47,595 $51,995 $65,995
* – Depends on battery size (though GM hasn’t split battery capacity yet)

While we’ve learned a lot more about the various Blazer EV trims, the SS remains the focus of GM’s latest release. With the stock powerplant, the AWD Super Sport EV is estimated to make 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque.

It also supports Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode, which is similar to the Watts to Freedom mode on the GMC Hummer EV. GM estimates that the Blazer SS can hit 100 km/h in less than four seconds. Here are some more images, including a head-up display (HUD):

Other interesting features

Chevy also said the Blazer EV will be capable of delivering 11.5kW on Level 2 AC chargers and 190kW on DC fast chargers, equating to roughly 78 miles in ten minutes. At the same time, the automaker did not specify which models can achieve such charge rates.

We reached out to Chevy for clarification and were told charging details would 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 walking/grooming animations on RS and SS
  • Super Cruise hands-free driving technology available on compatible roads
  • ADAS features such as automatic reverse braking and advanced parking assistance
  • The LT trim has a monochrome appearance.
  • The RS has a black grille and other black accents.
  • The SS features a unique front grille, two-tone color scheme including a black roof and A-pillars.
  • The front lighting on the RS and SS reports the state of charge when the electric vehicle is plugged in.
  • The tailgate can be opened hands-free when the sensors in the back recognize the key fob.
  • Hands free start – the driver simply presses the brake pedal after closing the door

Even though Chevy runs on the Ultium platform and is part of the GM Ultium Charge 360 ​​network, Chevy made no mention of Blazer connectivity and charging in the press release. We asked GM for clarification and found out that the all-electric Blazer will actually have Plug and Charge functionality. Ugh!

Chevrolet Blazer EV

Soon you may be stopped by the police driving a Chevy Blazer EV.

In addition to the “civilian” models of the all-electric Blazer described above, Chevy is developing a model specifically for officers in blue called the Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV). According to 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 with rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive. PPV will use Brembo Blazer SS high performance front brakes to ensure short stopping distances. The purpose-built Blazer EV PPV has a special police interior designed for police officers, with ample space to accommodate emergency equipment and gear.

Chevrolet also said its available trims will offer a range and design geared towards fleet and commercial customers, so the Blazer EV already seems to be versatile enough. Let’s take a look inside shall we?

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

Interior

No matter which trim level you choose, the Blazer EV’s interior features a 17.7-inch touchscreen, an 11-inch driver information center in the instrument cluster, and LED lighting throughout. From there, however, the interior changes slightly as you move up the trim hierarchy.

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

Chevrolet Blazer EV
RS interior (left) and SS (right)

Below are some additional interior elements:

  • Double row layout and flat floor provide ample space and storage options
  • Standard ambient lighting with personalization on RS and SS
  • Unique RS and SS trim and design elements
    • Blue and red contrast stitching on RS
    • Microfiber suede seats on SS seats, Adrenaline Red seat surfaces and available Argon Orange accents.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats in the RS and SS versions, and heated rear outboard seats, which are standard on the SS and available as an option on the RS versions.
  • Heated steering wheel on RS and SS
  • Sculpted air vents inspired by turbines

Chevy Blazer EV booking and delivery times

We have already shared the “how much” question, but naturally your next question should be “when?”. To top it off, Chevy shared the Blazer EV sales/production charts as follows:

Sales start in summer 2023 with 2LT ($47,595) and RS ($51,995) trim levels. SS ($65,995) will arrive later in 2023, followed by 1LT ($44,995) and PPV in the first quarter of 2024.

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

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