Chevrolet is working on an electric SUV to compete with best-selling models like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Chevy Blazer EV will come in several different trims, including a performance model. Some models will be capable of traveling for over 300 miles on a full charge. The Blazer EV midsize SUV is shaping up to be a competitive model but can it stand against the popular Hyundai Ioniq 5?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the best electric SUV on the market
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the World Car of the Year. The Ioniq 5 starts at $39,950. The base model Ioniq 5 makes 168 horsepower. The electric SUV has 220 miles of standard driving range.
Consumers love the Hyundai Ioniq 5 because it’s affordable, practical, and futuristic. It uses sustainable cabin materials and has fast-charging capability.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited only costs $43,600 after federal electric vehicle tax incentives. It comes standard with 303 miles of driving range, a glass roof called the Vision Roof, and a Heads-Up Display with Augmented Reality.
The Ioniq 5 Limited also includes wireless device charging, a heated steering wheel, and a Hyundai Digital key. Hyundai’s electric SUV rose to the top of rankings easily this year because few models can compete with the value it provides for the money. The Ioniq 5 is more affordable than the popular Ford Mustang Mach-E and has better performance specs than the Toyota bz4X.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV is coming to shake up the electric SUV scene
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV will be Chevrolet’s first electric SUV. It should arrive in late 2023, around the same time as the Chevy Silverado EV.
According to Electrek, the Chevy Blazer EV will start at around $45K. It will top out at around $66K. Some Blazer EV trim levels will have as much as 320 miles of driving range.
Since the gas-powered Blazer is a midsize SUV, the electric version won’t be directly competing with the compact Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV. Sales could be compared to determine which nameplate is more popular over the course of a year.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a tough act to follow
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 made an incredible impact on the electric SUV scene. Its impact on the market will be hard to replicate, especially as EVs become more common in America. The gas-powered Blazer isn’t exactly a standout model in its vehicle class, so the likelihood of the Blazer EV becoming the talk of the industry is low. If electric midsize competitors are released before the Blazer EV, Chevy could be in trouble.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric compact SUV is more affordable and has a longer production history, so it should sell more than the Blazer EV because of how great of a debut it had. Will Chevy’s electric pickup truck have more of an impact on the market than its electric midsize SUV?
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