Update: ‘Price & Release Date’ section updated.
GM unveiled the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV last year, and the midsize electric SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in a phased manner starting this summer. Here’s everything we know about it so far:
2024 Chevy Blazer EV Design
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV looks sleeker than the gas-powered SUV. It sits lower, featuring a sharply dropping roofline for a dynamic character. At the front, LED DRL bars that meet an illuminated Chevrolet logo cover the width of the SUV, the hood has a powerful bulge, and an A-shaped grille leaves a dominant impression.
On the sides, the designers have created tension with curves and sculpting on the doors and quarter panels. Customers will appreciate the large rear quarter glass during long journeys. The SUV has a long wheelbase and short overhangs, hinting at a high level of space efficiency.
At the rear, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV sits low and wide, which gives it a sporty stance. It features T-shaped wraparound tail lamps but doesn’t have a light strip connecting them, which makes it look quite normal. Narrow light bands between the tail lamps are becoming typical of EVs these days, but GM is not a fan of this feature. It hasn’t used this feature in any of its recent production EVs (Hummer EV twins, Silverado EV, or Lyriq) so far. A roof-integrated spoiler flows downward and wraps around the sides of the windshield.
The interior of the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV is quite contemporary, but it doesn’t go overboard with minimalism or digitalization. It has a regular-looking dashboard, a compact steering wheel with a flat bottom, sculpted, turbine-design AC vents, and a center console tilted toward the driver for easier access and reduced distraction.
The infotainment system includes a knob to offer physical volume control. Moreover, there are switches and knobs for most of the climate control system functions. At the core of the infotainment system is Ultifi, GM’s new Linux-based software platform, which supports over-the-air upgrades, gives personalization options, and cloud connectivity.
Thanks to a hands-free start system, all the driver needs to do to turn on the vehicle is just step in with the key fob and tap the brake. The gear selector is a steering stalk, which makes gear selection doesn’t need taking a hand off the steering wheel. The left-side steering stalk has a pass function built into it, but other headlight functions are controlled through the touchscreen of the infotainment system.
Seating and cargo
The 2024 Blazer EV is a strict five-seater with no option for third-row seats. Earlier, it was expected that GM could offer a 3-row 5+2 seater option; a 7-seat Blazer is currently exclusively offered in China. The huge panoramic sunroof consists of two panels.
The 2024 Blazer EV doesn’t have a frunk (front trunk), just a normal mid-size SUV cargo area behind the seats. According to a report CNN Business published on July 19, 2022, GM found it was better to use the space under the hood for the front motor and heavy electronics so that the cabin can be more spacious. Folding down the rear seats gives 59.2 cu. ft. of cargo volume, which is lesser than that of the gas-powered 2023 Blazer (64.2 cu. ft.), and that could be mainly because of the lower roofline.
Trims & Colors
|Summit White + Black||No||No||No||Yes|
|Iridescent Pearl Tricoat*||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Iridescent Pearl Tricoat + Black||No||No||No||Yes|
|Sterling Gray Metallic||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Sterling Gray Metallic + Black||No||No||No||Yes|
|Radiant Red Tintcoat*||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Radiant Red Metallic + Black*||No||No||No||Yes|
|Red Hot + Black||No||No||No||Yes|
|Galaxy Gray Metallic||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Galaxy Gray Metallic + Black||No||No||No||Yes|
|Riptide Blue Metallic*||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Riptide Blue Metallic + Black||No||No||No||Yes|
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is available to individual customers, as well as fleet and commercial customers. 1LT, 2LT, RS, and SS are the trim choices for individual customers. Right from day one, GM has designed a pursuit-rated Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) version for police fleet applications as well. The company will introduce more versions for fleet and commercial buyers, including those for pharmaceutical and rental applications, at a later stage.
|Black with Grey Accents||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Black / Adrenaline Red||No||No||Yes||No|
|Black and Medium Ash Gray with Argon Orange Accents||No||No||No||Yes|
Specifications & Features
Comes in FWD, RWD & AWD versions!
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV is the brand’s first model underpinned by GM’s BEV3 platform. The new skateboard chassis is for passenger cars and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs), and it already underpins the Cadillac Lyriq.
While most SUVs, including electric SUVs, come in FWD/RWD or AWD, GM is offering the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV in all three drivetrain layouts. Apparently, GM is taking full advantage of its bespoke EV platform. The company offers the 1LT trim in FWD (standard), the 2LT trim in FWD (standard) and AWD (optional), the RS trim in FWD (standard), RWD (standard), and AWD (optional), and the SS trim in AWD (standard).
All the trims have a unique character. The 1LT and 2LT trims have a monochromatic appearance and 19-inch wheels. The RS trim has a sportier styling with a black grille, black accents on some parts, and 21-inch wheels. It flaunts a full light bar and illuminated Bowtie emblem with animated lighting sequences that activate when the driver approaches the SUV or walks away. The unique styling continues inside with blue and red contrasting stitching.
Chevrolet Blazer EV SS
The 2024 Blazer EV is the first all-electric Chevrolet available in an SS performance trim (featured image). First used for a Corvette prototype race car in 1957, SS has had a long history with performance models at Chevrolet. Short for Super Sport, the special designation could assist Chevrolet to market its EVs as engaging, driver-focused models. The brand with the Golden Bowtie has had EVs in its line-up for years, but none have induced excitement among performance enthusiasts. That’s changing beginning with the Blazer EV, which rivals the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, Tesla Model Y Performance, and Kia EV6 GT.
The SS trim looks the most exciting, thanks to an exclusive grille design, sportier bumpers, 22-inch six-double-spoke wheels, SS badges, and a two-tone color scheme featuring a black roof. Inside, the top-end trim sets itself apart with sueded microfiber seating.
The Blazer EV SS sports two motors that produce 557 horsepower and up to 648 lb.-ft. of torque. An exclusive WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode allows accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds. Do note that these performance figures are GM estimates. GM has used high-performance brakes sourced from Brembo at the front for better-stopping power in the SS trim.
Depending on the trim selected, the passenger version delivers a GM-est. range of 247, 290, 293, or 320 miles. GM hasn’t disclosed the battery pack details yet. An 11.5 kW onboard AC charger is standard in the passenger version. The RS and SS trim allow DC fast-charging at up to 190 kW.
|Blazer EV 1LT||Blazer EV 2LT||Blazer EV RS||Blazer EV SS|
|FWD||FWD (standard)/AWD (optional)||FWD (standard)/RWD (standard)/AWD (optional)||AWD|
|247-mile range||293-mile range||320-mile range||290-mile range|
|11.5 on-board AC charger||11.5 on-board AC charger||11.5 on-board AC charger||11.5 on-board AC charger|
|–||–||190 kW DC fast-charging support||190 kW DC fast-charging support|
|19-inch wheels||19-inch wheels||21-inch wheels||22-inch wheels|
|Full-LED lighting||Full-LED lighting||Full-LED lighting with center light bar and illuminated bowtie||Full-LED lighting with center light bar and illuminated bowtie|
|–||–||Power, hands-free tailgate||Power, hands-free tailgate|
|11.1-inch fully digital instrument cluster||11.1-inch fully digital instrument cluster||11.1-inch fully digital instrument cluster||11.1-inch fully digital instrument cluster|
|17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system||17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system||17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system||17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system|
|–||–||Heated flat-bottom steering wheel||Heated flat-bottom steering wheel|
|–||–||Heated & ventilated front seats||Heated & ventilated front seats|
|–||–||–||Heated rear outward seats|
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV will have systems to make driving easier and safer. Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam auto high beams will be part of the standard ADAS.
By the end of 2023, 22 GM models, including the Chevy Blazer EV, will be available with Super Cruise. Customer feedback from existing users is very positive, as GM says that 85% of those who have used it have told it that they want it in their next vehicle. In the Blazer EV, the semi-autonomous driving system will be available in the 2LT, RS, and SS trims.
GM will keep adding the hands-free driver assistance technology to more models every year, ultimately making it available in the majority of its cars. It will keep improving Super Cruise with new features such as lane change, on-demand automatic lane change, or trailering. Super Cruise in the Blazer EV will work on 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada, and in the future, that network could increase to more than 400,000 miles.
GM will manufacture the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV at the Ramos Arzipe plant in Mexico, where it produces the current gas-powered Blazer.
Blazer EV cameos with Squid Game in Super Bowl ad
General Motors and Netflix partnered to create an ad (YouTube link) featuring the former’s electric cars and popular characters/themes from the latter’s series, starring Will Ferrell. In the short commercial first aired on February 12, 2023, a section is dedicated to the 2024 Blazer EV. Ferrell talks about being voluntarily ‘taken’, just as the electric crossover quietly drives onto the scene. The next shot cuts to the actor in the Blazer EV’s cabin, alongside a couple of characters from Netflix’s Squid Game, while a mysterious gas fills the air.
Price & Release Date
The Chevy Blazer EV will go on sale in Summer 2023, although only select configurations will be available at launch. Reservations for the passenger version are open. Below is the release schedule along with the prices:
|Blazer EV 1LT||Winter 2024||Around 44,995|
|Blazer EV 2LT||Summer 2023||Around 47,595|
|Blazer EV RS||Summer 2023||Around 51,995|
|Blazer EV SS||Fall 2023||Around 65,995|
|Blazer EV PPV||Q1 2024||To Be Announced|
GM is using the time available until launch to promote and test the Blazer EV. On February 26, 2023, Reddit user snapped a white Blazer EV charging up at an EVgo. Based on the design of the wheels and other exterior details, it is based on the 1LT or 2LT trim. However, both these get 19-inch wheels (pictured below), and the wheels on the prototype spotted charging, seemed to be smaller.
A red Blazer EV SS was on display at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show that took place between February 9 and 20, 2023. YouTube channel EV Motoring’s Joseph Franz has uploaded a walkaround of the new electric SUV from the event:
Video Source: YouTube/EV Motoring
Ford leveraged the iconic Mustang nameplate to launch its first EV in the mid-size SUV segment. However, GM feels the brand strength of its current gas-powered midsizer (67,246 sales in the U.S. in 2022) will carry its EV through a crowding segment to success. Commanding a premium of approx. USD 10,000 over the gas-powered Blazer, it doesn’t come cheap. However, it looks competitively priced against smaller electric models like the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra, as well as the direct rival from the Blue Oval. And the spicy SS variant is sure to get many buyers to press pause on their purchase until Fall 2023!
2024 Chevy Blazer EV FAQs
What is the Chevy Blazer Electric release date?
The Chevy Blazer EV will go on sale in Summer 2023 in the 2LT & RS variants.
What are the rivals to the Blazer Electric?
VW ID.4, Nissan Ariya, Kia EV6, Toyota bZ4X, Subaru Solterra, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Tesla Model Y are rivals.
What is the expected Chevy Blazer EV price?
The Blazer EV will start at around USD 44,995.
Featured Image: General Motors