GM reveals electric Chevrolet Blazer priced starting at $45,000

DETROIT – The new electric Chevrolet Blazer, which is anticipated to compete with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y crossover EVs, was unveiled by General Motors on Monday.

The car represents a significant launch for the Detroit carmaker in promoting EVs and drawing in more general consumers.

According to GM, the 2024 Blazer EV is anticipated to start showing up in dealer showrooms next summer. Starting prices for Blazer models will be in the $45,000 to $66,000 range, with the “SS” performance model having a maximum output of 557 hp and 648 lb-ft of torque.

According to GM, the crossover will have a 0-60 mph time of less than 4 seconds, which is comparable to the Mach-E and Model Y Performance’s 3.5-second time.

Depending on the four vehicle types, the Blazer EV’s features and capabilities may vary. Depending on the model, GM anticipates the vehicle’s electric range, which is significant for EV owners, to be between 247 miles and 320 miles. According to officials, the business would also provide a variation based on the SS model for use by police.

At the same GM facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico where the conventional Blazer is put together, the new Blazer EV will be made.

The Blazer name and factory are shared by the new EV and a conventional internal combustion engine model, but the development, performance, and appearance of the two vehicles are entirely different. The next generation of GM’s electric vehicles are planned to be built on the company’s new Ultium platform, which is the basis for the EV.

During a media event, Chevrolet Vice President Scott Bell stated, “It is Blazer by name… and the vibe of Blazer, but there’s nothing common from these two vehicles.”

Depending on the model, the Blazer EV will be able to drive with the front, rear, or all four wheels. The interior of the car differs from its conventional counterpart, too, and features a driver-focused cockpit with a 17.7-inch center touchscreen and an 11-inch drive information screen.

When the Chevy Blazer EV hits dealerships early next year, it will be the brand’s fourth electric vehicle. With GM’s more dated battery technology, the brand currently sells the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. The electric Silverado will only be sold in a small quantity beginning in the spring of 2019. Additionally, GM has stated that the firm will introduce an electric Equinox, with prices starting at roughly $30,000.

Between $35,000 and $43,000 is the starting price range for the conventional 2022 Blazer with an internal combustion engine.

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