The Chevrolet Blazer EV will be an all-new model for 2024. It will be the first 100%-electric Blazer and a midsize SUV with two rows of seats and some fairly impressive range and performance stats. It will also offer the first electric Chevy SS model and will help lead the way for the brand's next generation of electric vehicles.
The 2024 Blazer EV styling features a familiar crossover silhouette, though the high-tech digital cockpit inside the cabin elevates the SUV above the current Blazer SUV. Chevy says the new SS trim will be capable of up to 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque with all-wheel drive, and capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in under 4 seconds.
Range estimates for the 2024 Blazer EV vary by trim. The Blazer EV with the longest range will be the RS model at 320 miles, significantly more than the 259-mile range of a Chevy Bolt EV. The entry-level 1LT comes in at 247 miles, followed by the 2LT and high-performance SS trim at 293 miles and 290 miles, respectively.
All Blazer EVs will offer DC fast charge at up to 190 kW from a compatible public charging station, and GM estimates that drivers will be able to get up to 78 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes of charging. Regenerative braking will also help convert energy from forward momentum into stored energy to extend the range.
The 2024 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 the technology will heavily underpin GM's next generation of electric cars.
Unlike most other Chevy models, the Blazer EV will offer options in front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive. The 1LT and 2LT will come standard with RWD, while the 2LT and RS trims will offer AWD as an option. The RS will offer RWD, FWD, and AWD options, while the SS is limited to AWD.
In terms of safety technology, the 2024 Blazer EV will offer GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving as an option. Other noteworthy features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, auto high beams, and more. The ability to receive software updates may unlock more features as well.
One of the more unusual features is the ability to start the Blazer EV without inserting a key or using a push-button start. By detecting the key fob, Chevy says drivers will be able to start the Blazer EV simply by pressing the brake once the door is closed, making this a hands-free vehicle start system.
Pricing & Release Date
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV will go on sale in the summer of 2023. However, Chevy says that the entry-level Blazer EV 1LT will arrive much later than other styles in the first quarter of 2024. What's more, the higher-performance Blazer SS was delayed from the summer of 2023 to the spring of 2024 per Chevy's website.
Official pricing for the cheapest 2024 Blazer EV has been announced. The base price is almost $10K more than Chevy said the Blazer EV 2LT would start at – quoting "around $47,595", earlier in the year – with the RS and SS trims priced from $51,995 and $65,995, respectively. We now know that these prices are much higher, the current base 2LT will start at $56,750, while the RS is priced from $60,215. Pricing for the range-topping SS trim will be announced closer to its release date in 2024.
In terms of incentives, the 2024 Blazer EVs are eligible for a $7,500 federal EV tax credit. additionally, state plug-in rebates are available depending on where you live. Some notable examples include the $2,000 California Clean Vehicle Rebate and Clean Fuel Reward. We anticipate the 2024 Blazer EV will qualify for both incentives.
Chevrolet is also planning to launch both the Silverado EV and Equinox EV in 2023. 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.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Pictured: 2024 Chevy Blazer EV