Chevy WOWs with 2024 Blazer EV
When you use the double-S’s you better back that up - Chevy has.
Chevrolet’s latest EV features first-ever electric SS model.
By Glenn Oyoung
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 10:15 PM PST
images courtesy Chevrolet.
I wasn’t always an EV proponent. Driving cars that make no sound and no smell had as much appeal to me as EV emissions: zero. That all changed overnight when I received an invitation to autocross the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt at Santa Anita back in 2018. (Note: if you invite me to track anything, I will show up.) After an afternoon of melting tires and taking off from the starting line like an electric bat out of hell, I was sold on the future. Instant torque made me an EV believer.
Fast forward a few years and I’ve since worked in the utility industry helping local utilities promote EV charging as part of the overall greenhouse gas reduction efforts underway in the Golden State. In that time General Motors has quadrupled down on transportation electrification, not to be outdone by its competitors throughout the automotive industry. The Bolt now comes in two sizes - the EV and EUV (electric utility vehicle) - and is joined by the heavily anticipated Ford Lightning fighter - the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV. This week, Chevy released what is sure to be a high-volume winner for them - the 2024 Blazer EV.
First Ever Electric SS Trim
Chevy has aimed the Blazer EV squarely at the thickest part of the adoption curve. Regardless of propulsion system, the Blazer EV is a handsome vehicle. It comes in multiple trims, multiple ranges, and available front, rear, and all-wheel drive configurations, including the first-ever electric SS trim.
When you use the double-S’s you better back that up. Chevy has.
The range-topping SS uses AWD to channel up to 557 horsepower and 648 foot pounds of torque and WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode to enable a 0-60 sprint time of less than 4 seconds. That, my friends, is some serious EV performance for the masses. The SS comes with top-of-the-line Brembo brakes and GM’s Super Cruise driver assistance technology.
If maximum range is more your speed, you’ll want to check out the RS which can go a whopping 320 miles on a full charge. The RS and SS can charge using high-speed DC fast chargers. Customers can also choose the 2LT trim in front-wheel drive or AWD configurations or the 1LT trim in front-wheel drive.
The Blazer’s striking, sporty stance is made possible by GM’s Ultium Platform. Expect more out of this versatile platform, including the upcoming Equinox EV.
It’s a fantastic time to be an EV enthusiast, and a car enthusiast in general. I’m excited to get behind the wheel of the Blazer EV (preferably in SS trim) and hit the open road.
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS go on sale in summer 2023, priced starting around $47,595 and $51,995, respectively. The SS follows later in 2023, priced starting around $65,995, followed by the 1LT and the PPV fleet model in Q1 2024. The 1LT will be priced starting around $44,995. Additional details and ordering information will be available closer to the start of production.
For more information and to place a reservation, visit the Chevy website. In the meantime, check out Chevy's launch video:
About The Author
Glenn Oyoung is a marketer based in Los Angeles. Glenn’s lifelong passion for cars is rooted in playing with Hot Wheels, and has continued into 1:1 scale. He’s the former marketing director of American Racing, author of ‘vehicular alphabet books’ “C is for Car” and "P is for Petersen" in collaboration with the Petersen Automotive Museum. His passion for cars extends to his role as the founder of the monthly car meet Carcadia at Route 66, the most diverse car meet in the San Gabriel Valley.