Chevrolet's Most Mainstream Electric: Blazer EV
Following on from the popular Bolt EV and EUV and the capable Silverado EV, Chevrolet has just unveiled the all-electric 2024 Blazer EV – a family-sized SUV at the heart of the brand’s growing EV portfolio, and the latest entry into the growing midsize electric crossover segment. The headline figures are an EPA-estimated 320 miles of range on a full charge and a starting MSRP of $44,995 before incentives. Remember to use our EV Incentives calculator to find out exactly how much you can save on specific vehicles.
Based on GM’s innovative new Ultium platform, the Blazer EV has an extra-long wheelbase that liberates exceptional interior room. It also features a very sporty look, with wheels and design cues that are a reminder of the Camaro and Corvette sports cars. Indeed, there is even a Blazer EV SS (for Super Sport) version with a blacked-out “grille,” giant wheels, and other aggressive touches.
Chevy Blazer EV: Interior Tech and Cabin
With an extended wheelbase, but two rows of seats, the Blazer EV is remarkably spacious, and the Ultium platform’s flat floor makes that space exceptionally versatile. The huge cabin also provides a modern, refined feel, also with elements from Chevy sports cars. For instance, the RS and SS trim levels have a flat-bottomed steering wheel and sculpted air vents that look like those on the Camaro. Ample storage options are available in the cabin, making it a great fit for growing families. All models also feature a large 11-inch digital instrument cluster which is paired with an expansive 17.7-inch touch screen that controls most vehicle features.
The Blazer EV features Chevy’s latest charging, infotainment and driver-assistance technologies. Hands-free start lets the driver simply push the brake pedal after closing the driver’s door – and the vehicle is ready to go. The navigation system, in conjunction with the MyChevy app, helps plot road trips that include stops at high-speed charging stations. Available Super Cruise technology combines active cruise control, active steering, and a multitude of sensors to allow drivers to travel hands-free on compatible roads across the U.S. and Canada.
Those sensors also enable a full suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies, including reverse automatic braking, advanced park assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, following distance indicator, lane keep assist, and more.
Four Available Trim Levels
Four different trim levels of Blazer EV will be available. The base 1LT trim is front-wheel drive only, with an GM-estimated range of 247 miles. The next level up, 2LT, is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and has an estimated range of 293 miles. The RS, with available all-wheel drive, bumps range to 320 miles and throws in 21-inch wheels, a power liftgate, and more luxury equipment like heated and ventilated seats. Finally, the sporty SS has 290 miles of range, 22-inch wheels, standard all-wheel drive, and a “wide open watts” (WOW) drive mode that lets it accelerate to 60 mph in less than four seconds.
From a charging perspective, all Blazer EVs are right up to date. Charging on Level 2 AC chargers can happen at up to 11.5 kW – a bump up from most mainstream EVs – and up to 190 kW is possible on high-speed Level 3 chargers. This means that up to 78 miles of range can be added in 10 minutes, according to GM’s estimates.
Ready to Reserve Now
The 2024 Blazer EV 2LT and RS models will go on sale in the summer of 2023, at $47,595 and $51,995 respectively. The 1LT, at $44,995, will follow later in 2023, as will the top-of-the-line SS, priced at $65,955 before incentives. Online reservations are currently being taken on Chevrolet’s website, with additional information available closer to production.