Previously, GM’s CEO Mary Barra unveiled the all-new Silverado EV and spoke about plans for the company’s electrification future, one piece of which being the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV. While we don’t have much information on this upcoming vehicle, what we do know is that it will likely be an important part of getting Chevy EVs on the map for consumers, and it will be the first Chevy electric vehicle to tout the performance SS trim.
The Blazer EV will be powered by GM’s Ultium battery platform, which was developed from a joint venture with LG Energy Solution. The Ultium battery made its EV debut with the GMC Hummer pickup back in December 2021, and GM’s next generation of EVs is supposedly going to be powered with this platform.
With the mantra of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero traffic congestion, the automotive company has committed $35 billion for electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle development and plans to globally launch 30 EVs through 2025 with a full electric portfolio only a decade after that.
The Chevy Blazer EV is currently scheduled to arrive next year. It’s not the only one, however, as Chevrolet is planning to launch both the Silverado EV and Equinox EV in 2023 as well. Also under the GM umbrella, the Cadillac Celestiq ultraluxury electric sedan has been confirmed for a 2023 launch, making it a very busy year for General Motors.
General Motors has said that one key to achieving large-scale purchase of EV vehicles lies in the price point. With that in mind, the three Chevy EVs that are scheduled to launch next year will likely range in price from $30,000 all the way up to over $100,000.
Compared to the current Blazer's MSRP of $34,595, we are reasonably sure that the upcoming EV will be somewhat more expensive, probably falling somewhere in the $40,000-$50,000 range.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer SS EV is scheduled to go into production in mid-2023, according to a recent report by GM Authority citing a letter to shareholders from GM CEO Mary Barra. Based on that schedule, the SUV may arrive at dealers sooner than the Equinox EV.
SUV EVs are an up-and-coming segment in the industry, so the Blazer EV will likely have a decent amount of competition by the time it arrives on the market. Some potential rivals could include the Kia EV9, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Hyundai Ioniq 7.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes out.
Pictured: Chevrolet Equinox EV