Chevrolet debuted the all-electric 2024 Blazer EV today, boosting the brand’s burgeoning EV portfolio, making EV ownership more accessible, and propelling Chevy to the forefront of the expanding midsize electric crossover sector.
Options include a GM-estimated range of up to 320 miles on a full charge1 — and optional front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive configurations that offer customers more options and a seamless EV experience suited to match almost any lifestyle.
These include the 1LT, 2LT, RS, and Chevy’s first-ever electric SS performance variant, as well as the Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) model for police fleet applications.
“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.”
The Blazer EV is based on GM’s groundbreaking Ultium Platform, with sporty style that elevates the lauded design set by the gas-powered Chevrolet Blazer in 2018, as well as performance cues inspired by the Camaro and Corvette.
The Blazer EV SS provides the most potent driving experience in the lineup, with design and engineering engineered to honor the tradition of the legendary Super Sport performance classification. It has an original performance AWD propulsion combination designed to generate up to 557 horsepower and up to 648 lb-ft of torque, as well as a special WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode that enables 0-60 sprints in less than 4 seconds (according to GM estimates)2.
“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.”
The unique, dynamic, and athletic style of the 2024 Blazer EV EV is combined with Chevrolet’s performance DNA to create a design that is unlike anything in its segment.
“The Blazer EV’s design evokes the same sort of emotional response as Chevy’s performance cars,” said Phil Zak, executive director, Chevrolet Design. “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 Ultium Platform enables the Blazer EV’s muscular, athletic silhouette, which includes taut, converging body lines. They depict motion, while the huge front-fender extractor vents reference Chevrolet’s motorsports heritage.
The distinct trims take on personalities of their own. The LT has a monochrome design and standard 19-inch wheels, whilst the RS has a sportier appearance with a black grille and other black highlights, as well as standard 21-inch wheels. The SS features the most aggressive exterior design, including a distinctive front grille, two-tone color scheme with a black roof and A-pillars that compliment the Blazer EV’s body color palette, standard 22-inch wheels, and more.
Designers enhanced the Blazer EV’s presence on the RS and SS with a dual-element LED external lighting signature and synchronized lighting sequences that activate when the driver approaches or goes away. The effect is comprised of a full light bar and an illuminated Bowtie insignia on the front. The lighting sequences include these components.
While the vehicle is charging, the front lights also displays the state of charge. As the battery’s charge builds, the lighting sequence accelerates and becomes more intense.
A streamlined cabin makes a modern design statement on the interior. As with the appearance, much of the interior’s design elements are inspired by Chevrolet’s sports car and performance heritage, such as the flat-bottomed steering wheel for the RS and SS grades and the turbine-like vents.
The cabin’s focal point and command center for the vehicle’s infotainment7 system and additional amenities is a 17.7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. Complementing the central touchscreen is a big, 11-inch-diagonal color Driver Information Center in the instrument cluster.
The Blazer EV is equipped with Chevy’s most advanced charging, infotainment, and driver-assistance technologies, which work in concert to provide customers with increased convenience, comfort, and assurance when making the switch to an all-electric vehicle.
The Blazer EV begins automatically when the driver enters the car; there is no start button. With hands-free start, the driver closes the door, presses the brake pedal, and the Blazer EV is ready to go. Hands-free start is authorized by the key fob.
“Transitioning to an electric vehicle is seamless with the Blazer EV,” said Martin Hayes, Blazer EV chief engineer. “Every element and feature have been designed to help customers take full control of their driving experience and enjoy every minute of it.”
The Blazer EV is also equipped with the most recent driver-assistance technology from Chevrolet, including Reverse Automatic Braking6 and Advanced Park Assist6. They augment the Chevy Safety Assist6 suite of technologies, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam.
The innovative end-to-end vehicle software platform Ultifi11 is a key enabler of the Blazer EV’s technology. It isolates the vehicle’s software from its hardware to enable the smooth delivery of software-defined features, apps, and services over-the-air. As enhancements and new features become available over time, Ultifi will enable consumers to continue upgrading and customizing their vehicle in unprecedented ways.
The Blazer EV leverages the Ultium Platform, which is the cornerstone of GM’s EV strategy and the driving force behind the company’s goal for a zero-emissions future. The brand-new body architecture supports different range configurations and the three available drive systems: front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive.
“The flexibility of the Ultium Platform enabled our design and engineering teams to develop the Blazer EV to offer an unprecedented range of performance and driving characteristics,” said Hayes.
Additionally, the low, broad proportions of the Ultium Platform and the structural placement of the battery pack contribute to a relatively low center of gravity, which improves driving stability. Independent front and rear suspensions provide great ride comfort and responsiveness regardless of the propulsion system.
The SS maximizes the performance possibilities of the Blazer EV’s Ultium Platform with special features.
In terms of charging performance, the Blazer EV offers with an 11.5 kW onboard AC charging module for home charging12 and public charge, as well as high-speed DC public fast-charging capability of up to 190 kW, allowing recharging of up to 78 miles3 of range in around 10 minutes3.
Owners also have access to Ultium Charge 360, GM’s comprehensive approach to EV charging meant to simplify the overall charging experience, which includes access to more than 100,000 publicly accessible charge stations in the United States and Canada.
Chevrolet will provide specially built Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) models of the new Blazer EV, in addition to “civilian” ones. The Blazer EV PPV, which is based on the Blazer SS model, will include the largest Ultium battery in the lineup and will be offered with either rear-wheel drive or a dual-motor all-wheel drive system. The PPV will employ the high-performance Blazer SS front Brembo brakes to achieve short stopping distances. The Blazer EV PPV model’s interior is intended specifically for police officers and has adequate space for emergency equipment and supplies.
“The possibilities for the Blazer EV’s commercial and law enforcement applications are almost endless,” said Ed Peper, vice president of GM Fleet. “Along with zero-tailpipe-emissions performance, it reduces the number and frequency of certain maintenance requirements typically associated with fleet vehicles.”
In addition, the available trims cater to a variety of fleet and commercial clients, including the pharmaceutical, rental, and other industries.
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS will go on sale in the summer of 2023 with starting prices of around $47.59510 and $51.99510, respectively. The 1LT and PPV fleet model will be introduced in the first quarter of 2024. The 1LT will begin at a price of approximately $44,99510. When production commences, additional details and ordering information will be provided. Currently, reservations can be made via https://www.chevrolet.com/.
Blazer EV will be constructed at the Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, factory that currently produces the Blazer.