New 2024 Chevy Blazer EV SUV Data Released: The EV Price Starts at $44,995
Chevy released the details of the new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV SUV on Monday, and your fears of it being too vanilla didn’t come to pass. We will get an SS version of the new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV that will have a 0-to-60 time of under four seconds, thanks to its Wide Open Watts (WOW) performance mode. Don’t worry, the SUV it’ll come with brakes to match and a 290-mile range.
Chevy has released some of the details on the new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV SUV, and it looks like Chevy is trying to cover its bases in the new EV SUV to take on the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y. Each Blazer EV will have a one-pedal driving mode, some models can tow, and there will even be a police pursuit version available.
How much is a new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV SUV?
The new Blazer EV will come in 4 trim levels. The base 1LT will 247 miles of range and has an MSRP of $44,995. The 2LT trim will add more range, up to 293 miles, all-wheel drive, and Super Cruise for $47,495. Look for the RS trim to start at $51,550, and you get up to 320 miles of range, eAWD, and more in this lowered-stance version.
Then, there’s the SS. Chevy has only used the SS badge on its super sports cars for a reason. Though the specs aren’t fully released, it will cost $65,995 with 557 horsepower, and come with 22-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and a 290-mile range. It also has Super Cruise available.
You can reserve a 2024 Blazer EV now
Chevy offers two types of reservations, regular and exclusive. Exclusive reservations are only available through some dealers. All reservations are refundable, according to Chevrolet. Police departments can order a PPV, or police pursuit vehicle, version. For the rest of us, Chevy says the EV should be available in the spring of 2023.
What EV SUV is comparable to the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV?
The Ford Mustang Mach E is the mainstream hotrod of EV SUVs in GT trim. The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition can hit 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds thanks to its 480-horsepower electric motor. That power comes from two motors and a larger battery pack. The all-wheel drive Performance Edition also gets special brakes, MagneRide suspension, and stickier tires. The base version starts at $43,895.
The Tesla Model Y Performance edition is also a dual-motor all-wheel-drive package. It posts similar 0-60 times as the Ford and also makes 480 horses. But, it starts at a steeper $65,990. The Blazer EV price, in all trims, is lower except for the SS that is priced the same.
What is GM’s Ultium EV platform?
The 2024 Blazer EV will sit on the new Ultium platform, which is GM’s skateboard-like EV platform. That platform uses up to two 255-kilowatt, or 341 horsepower, motors.General Motors created Ultium to underpin its electric vehicles. General Motors has said it will phase out its fossil-fuel-powered cars by 2035. In 2020 it announced the Ultium electric vehicle platform that will be the basis for its cars and trucks like the new Sierra EV and GMC Hummer EV.
In the Hummer EV, the platform is proving to be heavy but powerful, launching the 9,000-pound truck with so much force it’ll hit 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds. Will Chevy add that much power to the Chevy Blazer SS EV? GM achieves its modular abilities with its platform with modular batteries. Each pack can be stacked vertically or horizontally, which means that packaging can be optimized for each vehicle. Honda has partnered with GM and will use the Ultium platform for some of its EVs, too.