Chevy’s first electric Blazer costs $47K and provides FWD, RWD, and AWD

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The entry-level price for Chevy’s first electric Blazer is $47,000, and drivers can choose the front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive.

The electric vehicle lineup of Chevy will soon include the Blazer. Alongside the Chevy Equinox EV, the Silverado EV, and the GMC Hummer EV, the all-electric version of the midsize crossover SUV is the newest addition to the GM brand’s lineup of gasoline-powered automobiles.

Buyers can purchase a Blazer EV with front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. Chevy is not skimping on customization possibilities for this vehicle. In addition, there will be a high-performance Blazer SS variant that can produce 557 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in fewer than four seconds by using a mode that the company calls WOW, which stands for “wide open watts.” This mode is similar to other high-performance electric settings, such as Tesla’s Ludicrous and Plaid options, Lucid Motors’ Launch Mode, or the Unbridled Extend setting on the Mustang Mach-E. The 1LT, 2LT, and RS are other available trim levels, with the 1LT representing the most cost-effective choice.

Like Chevy’s other forthcoming electric vehicles, the Chevy Blazer is constructed using the Ultium platform. According to GM, it has a fast charging capability of up to 190 kW, adding up to 78 miles of range to the vehicle in only 10 minutes. The RS trim level can travel up to 320 miles on a full charge with the car.

The cabin features an infotainment screen 17.7 inches in size and an instrument cluster screen 11 inches in length. Additionally, General Motors provides the option for its advanced driver-assistance system known as Super Cruise, which is included as standard equipment on the top-tier SS model. In addition, the Blazer comes equipped with a hands-free start system that enables the driver to shift into drive immediately after closing the door and putting their foot on the brake.

The Blazer might follow in Ford’s successful debut of the Mustang Mach-E. This electric vehicle entry fills a popular section of the market in the United States and is comparable in size and price to the Blazer. Both have equivalent range, capacities for charging, and several performance trim options. GM’s strategy expands on top of Ford’s smaller range of fully electric vehicles by offering a cheaper choice down the market in the form of the Chevy Bolt electric utility vehicle (EUV). In case you’re looking for a higher level of luxury, there is the Cadillac Lyriq and even the Cadillac Celestiq. These vehicles assist in rounding out a portfolio that brings GM closer to its target of investing $35 billion in electrifying its lineup by 2040.

The Blazer EV 2LT and RS will be available starting in the summer of 2023. Their base costs are expected to be between $47,595 and $51,995 before additional levies or destination taxes. The Chevrolet SS is scheduled to go on sale toward the end of 2023 with a starting price of $65,995, while the 1LT with the lowest starting price will not be available for purchase until the first quarter of 2024.

Technology To Suit Your Way Of Life

When switching to an all-electric vehicle, the Blazer EV features the most up-to-date charging, infotainment, and driver assistance technologies from Chevrolet. These technologies are designed to work together as a cohesive unit, which provides customers with increased ease of use, comfort, and confidence.

No button inside the Blazer EV needs to be pressed to get the car going; everything gets started as soon as the driver gets inside. After closing the door, the driver of the Blazer EV only needs to press the brake pedal to activate the hands-free start feature, and the vehicle is ready to go. The hands-free start system requires authorization from the key fob.

The unique, dynamic, and athletic styling of the all-electric 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is combined with Chevrolet’s performance DNA to create an expressive look that is unlike anything else in the segment.

Additionally, the Blazer EV is equipped with Chevrolet’s most recent driver-assistance technology, such as Reverse Automatic Braking6 and Advanced Park Assist6. They are an addition to the Chevy Safety Assist6 suite of technologies that come standard on all Chevy vehicles. These technologies include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam.

Ultifi, GM’s new end-to-end vehicle software platform, is a crucial enabler for the Blazer EV’s technological capabilities. It does this by separating the software running on the car from the hardware running on the vehicle, which enables the frequent and seamless delivery of software-defined features, apps, and services to users over the air. Customers can continue making enhancements and adding personal touches to their vehicles in a way that has never been possible before with the help of Ultifi.