While the world faces the crisis of climate change, Chevy has shown their commitment to producing vehicles with cleaner, alternative fueling solutions. It’s never been more important for automakers to create offerings like the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, which will hit the market in the summer of 2023. This is the first battery electric vehicle (BEV) version of the popular midsize SUV, and it’s designed to give drivers everything they want in a vehicle without harmful emissions. In fact, the 2024 Blazer EV promises to be a zero-emission vehicle, meaning that you will get the performance, dependability, utility, and safety of a Blazer, all while being eco-friendly.
An Uncompromising BEV SUV
One concern many drivers have when buying a BEV is that it won’t have the performance and styling they want in a vehicle. These people wonder if their commitment to protecting the environment and reducing fossil fuel consumption will come at a price beyond just the MSRP of their chosen vehicle. Fortunately, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV will not just produce zero emissions and eliminate your need for gasoline; it will also do this without making you compromise all the things that you enjoy in an SUV.
The new Blazer EV is built around a lithium-ion battery pack safely located in the lower frame of the vehicle. This frees up space in the cabin and trunk for your passengers and cargo and shields the battery pack from damage. Unlike most other BEV SUVs, Chevy offers you a choice when it comes to the Blazer EV’s powertrain and drivetrain. For example, the 2024 Blazer EV 1LT comes with standard front-wheel drive and a range of up to 247 miles on a full battery pack charge. This base option is the most affordable in the lineup.
The 2LT model has an increased range of up to 293 miles and allows you to choose Chevy’s eAWD system, a type of all-wheel drive wherein the battery pack powers two motors, one for each axle. The Blazer EV RS offers up to 320 miles on rear-wheel drive, with front-wheel drive and eAWD also available. Choosing a Blazer EV with eAWD is a great way to drive an SUV on unpaved trails without harming the environment you want to explore.
Chevy even offers a model of the Blazer EV called the SS that is designed for those who want performance to go hand-in-hand with their commitment to the environment. This comes with standard eAWD and the most powerful battery on the Blazer EV. How powerful? The Blazer EV SS delivers 557 hp and 648 lb-ft of torque on demand. This will give you a range of up to 290 miles and allow you to go from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds when Wide Open Watts mode is engaged. Chevy refers to this high-performance driving mode as W.O.W., which makes sense since your passengers are sure to be wowed when they realize you are getting muscle car performance in a BEV.
Charging Into a Greener, Cleaner Future
The Blazer EV comes standard with an 11.5 kW onboard charger to keep your battery pack topped up. You can do the charging at any public charging station or your own home. This is because the charging port on the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV has dual-level charging that can handle 120-volt and 240-volt outputs, so you won’t have to do anything to your home electrical panel to charge your Blazer EV.
The RS and SS models of the Blazer EV come with an additional high-speed DC fast-charging capability of up to 190 kW. This allows you to charge these models faster and get them back on the road in no time. In fact, this charging module on the Blazer EV RS and SS models can charge up to an estimated 78 miles in just 10 minutes at a public charging station. General Motors has supported this platform by developing over 40,000 public charging stations nationwide. You can find these stations using the Energy Assist app featured on the MyChevy apps that come standard on all models of the 2024 Blazer EV. This will help you also choose routes for your trip using your vehicle’s range factor and find compatible public charging stations along the way to your destination.
Another thing that comes standard on all models of the new Blazer EV is Regen on Demand. This system recaptures a portion of the kinetic energy released each time you step on the brakes. It converts this into electricity stored in the battery pack, giving it a nice little recharge while you drive. This will help provide a greener and cleaner future as BEVs become more efficient in rerouting the energy used in their operation to recharge their battery packs, reducing the burden put on the electrical grid to keep them charged.
Super Cruise Into the Future
General Motors has made a commitment to making the future of the automotive industry safer and cleaner. This is referred to as Ultium and Ultifi, which are being used to develop the next generation of Chevy vehicles like the Blazer EV. You would be forgiven if you thought they were the latest members of the Avengers based on their names, but they’re actually platforms for using technology to improve the vehicles we drive. Ultium focuses on developing BEVs, while Ultifi provides a software platform for upgrades and personalization options.
The Blazer EV was developed using the Ultium battery system. The goal is to reduce the cost of batteries by over 60 percent from their current expense. This will help reduce the price of BEVs sold by Chevy, making them more affordable for a variety of drivers. Since they have zero emissions, Chevy’s BEVs will help reduce the production of greenhouse gasses currently harming our environment. As General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra explains, “Climate change is real, and we want to be part of the solution by putting everyone in an electric vehicle.” Choosing a model like the Blazer EV as your daily driver is a big step in this direction.
While Ultium handles power, Ultifi takes care of smart safety and is the brain behind Super Cruise, which is available on the 2LT and SS models of the 2024 Blazer EV. This true hands-free driver-assistance technology operates on over 200,000 miles of compatible roads throughout the United States and Canada. It uses the mapping technology on the Chevy Infotainment system and the cameras on the standard Chevy Safety Assist technology to operate the vehicle while ensuring the driver is alert and paying attention while the Super Cruise program is engaged. The Blazer EV features over six different standard safety features on every model, including:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator
- Forward Collision Alert
- IntelliBeam Auto High Beams
As part of General Motors, Chevy is showing its commitment to a future that will work to fight against climate change. This includes designing and building BEVs like the Blazer, enacting a carbon-neutral plan to eliminate tailpipe emissions on all new light-duty vehicles by 2035, and sourcing all energy from renewable sources in America by 2025, with a planned worldwide rollout by 2035. This includes GM’s Factory ZERO, the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Center dedicated to electric vehicle production.
A Bright Future Awaits
Chevy is committed to taking care of the environment, as shown by its focus on BEVs like the Blazer. This goes hand-in-hand with the other moves being made by Chevy and the other members of the General Motors family as part of the Ultium and Ultifi platforms. The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV promises to be a BEV SUV that provides all the safety, utility, and performance features consumers want in an SUV, with the benefits of eliminating fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.