Chevy’s first electric Blazer starts at $47K and offers options for FWD, RWD or AWD

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Chevy is bringing the Blazer to its electric car lineup. The mid-sized crossover SUV is GM’s latest gas-powered vehicle with an all-electric version, alongside the Chevy Equinox EV, Silverado EV and GMC Hummer EV.

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Chevy isn’t taking the options lightly for the Blazer EV: Buyers can choose between front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive models. In addition, there will be a powerful Blazer SS model with an output of 557 hp. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds using what the company calls a WOW (wide open watts) mode that recalls other powerful electric setups like Tesla’s Ludicrous and Plaid options, Lucid Motors’ Launch Mode or the Unbridled Extend setting on the Mustang Mach-E. Other trim levels include the 1LT, 2LT and RS, with the 1LT being the most affordable option.

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Chevys first electric blazer starts at 47k and offers options

Compared to the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s 15.5-inch vertical screen, the Blazer’s 17.7-inch infotainment screen is larger and horizontal.
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Like Chevy’s other upcoming EVs, the Blazer is also built on the Ultium platform. It is capable of 320 miles of range on a full charge for the RS trim level and can quickly charge up to 190 kW, powering the vehicle with a range of up to 78 miles in 10 minutes, according to GM.

The interior includes a 17.7-inch infotainment screen along with an 11-inch instrument cluster screen, and GM offers the option for its advanced driver-assistance system Super Cruise – which comes standard on the top-of-the-line SS model. The Blazer also has a hands-free starting system that allows you to engage in drive immediately after closing the door and applying the brake.

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The Blazer could follow Ford’s successful launch of the Mustang Mach-E, a similarly sized and priced electric vehicle that fills a popular segment of the US market. Both have similar range, charging capabilities and performance trim options. GM’s approach expands on top of Ford’s smaller set of all-electric systems by including a more affordable option in the market in the form of the Chevy Bolt EUV. If you want something a bit more expensive, there’s the Cadillac Lyriq and even the Cadillac Celestiq, which can fill a portfolio closer to GM’s goal of $35 billion to electrify its lineup by 2040.

The Blazer EV 2LT and RS will be available in Summer 2023, with prices starting at approximately $47,595 and $51,995, excluding any fees or destination charges. Chevy plans to release the SS for $65,995 by the end of 2023, with the cheapest 1LT due in Q1 2024 for $44,995.

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