2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Preview
General Motors' (GM) vehicle-electrification strategy is accelerating, and its brands are announcing new models rapidly. Chevrolet has already announced the Silverado EV pickup and the Equinox EV, and it has now set a date for the reveal of the new Blazer EV. Chevy will reveal the electric SUV on July 18 with an expected on-sale date of Spring 2023.
Like the GMC Hummer EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV, the new Blazer EV will use GM's Ultium platform, but Chevy hasn't detailed sizes and range numbers for the all-electric compact crossover SUV. We'll likely see single- and dual-motor configurations—the latter providing all-wheel drive—with an expected high-end SS performance variant at the top and lower-priced single-motor versions at the entry level.
The Blazer EV's styling is sharper and more futuristic than its gas-powered counterpart, but the new look doesn't drastically stray off the track laid out by its predecessor. Chevy's teaser image shows the SS trim level, with large 12-spoke wheels and aggressive front-end styling, but less sporty versions should get more pedestrian accents. There's a potential for a closed grille instead of the faux grates seen on the SS, as electric vehicles (EVs) don't need airflow like internal combustion engines.
Chevy hasn't shared interior specs for the Blazer EV yet, but we expect a futuristic interior with large screens and plenty of tech. The SUV can offer better interior space and storage than the gas model without the need for a traditional transmission tunnel in the cabin. The automaker used that space in the Equinox EV to provide a tiered center console with two storage levels and a large compartment.
Advanced safety features should be plentiful, but some will be held back for added-cost options and packages. Expect features like forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic emergency braking to come standard. Additional tech such as blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and semi-autonomous driving functions are extra.
Chevrolet recently announced that the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV were getting a price cut for 2023, making them bargains, but the automaker will likely position the Blazer EV a bit higher up the model food chain. The current Blazer is slightly larger than the Equinox, so the hierarchy should remain in place with the transition to EVs. Expect the Blazer EV to start in the mid-$30,000 range and extend to the mid-$40,000 range with higher trims.
Chevrolet and the author's speculation are the sources of information in this article. It was accurate as of June 14, 2022, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker's website or your local dealership.