As the world faces the climate change crisis, Chevy has demonstrated its commitment to producing vehicles with cleaner alternative fuel solutions. It’s never been more important for automakers to create offerings like 2024 Chevy Blazer EV. It’s the first battery electric (BEV) version of the popular mid-size SUV, and it’s designed to give drivers everything they want from a car, without the harmful emissions. In fact, the 2024 Blazer EV promises to be a zero-emission vehicle, meaning you get the performance, reliability, utility, and safety of a Blazer while being environmentally friendly.
The uncompromising BEV SUV
One of the concerns many drivers have when buying a BEV is that it won’t have the performance and style they want in a vehicle. These people wonder if their commitment to protecting the environment and reducing fossil fuel consumption will be worth more than just the MSRP of their chosen car. Fortunately, the year is 2024 Chevy Blazer EV not just produce zero emissions and save you from the need for gasoline; it’ll do it, too, without forcing you to compromise on what you love about an SUV.
The new Blazer EV is built around a lithium-ion battery pack safely housed in the vehicle’s underframe. This not only frees up space in the cabin and trunk for your passengers and cargo, but also protects the battery from damage. Unlike most other BEV SUVs, Chevy offers you a choice when it comes to the Blazer EV’s powertrain. For example, the 2024 Blazer EV 1LT comes with standard front-wheel drive and a range of up to 247 miles on a full battery charge. This basic variant is the most affordable in the line. The 2LT model has an increased range of up to 293 miles and gives you the option of Chevy’s eAWD system, a type of all-wheel drive in which the battery powers two motors, one for each axle. The Blazer EV RS delivers up to 320 miles of range in rear-wheel drive, as well as front-wheel drive and eAWD. Choosing the Blazer EV with eAWD is a great way to take your SUV on dirt trails without compromising the environment you want to explore.
Chevy even offers a Blazer EV model called the SS, which is designed for those who want performance to go hand in hand with their commitment to the environment. It comes with standard eAWD and the most powerful battery offered on a Blazer EV. How powerful? Blazer EV SS delivering 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque on demand. Not only will this give you a range of up to 290 miles, but it will also allow you to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds when Wide Open Watts is engaged. Chevy calls this high-performance driving mode WOW, which makes sense, as your passengers are sure to be impressed when they realize you’re getting the most performance out of a BEV.
Charging for a greener and cleaner future
The Blazer EV comes standard with an 11.5kW onboard charger to keep the battery charged. You can charge at any public charging station or at home. This is because the charging port on the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV has dual-level charging that can handle 120 and 240 volt outputs, so you won’t have to do anything with your home electrical panel to charge your Blazer EV.
RS and SS Blazer EV models come with an optional DC fast charging feature of up to 190 kW. This allows you to charge these models faster and get them back on the road in no time. In fact, this charger on Blazer EV RS and SS models can charge up to 78 miles in just 10 minutes on a public supercharger. General Motors has supported this platform by developing more than 40,000 public charging stations across the country. You can find these stations using the Energy Assist program featured in the MyChevy apps, which is standard on all 2024 Blazer EV models. It also helps you choose routes for your trip using your vehicle’s range and compatible public charging stations en route to your destination.
Another thing that comes standard on all models of the new Blazer EV is Regen on Demand. This system recovers some of the kinetic energy that is released every time you apply the brakes. It converts this into electricity stored in the battery pack, giving it a nice little boost while driving. This will help ensure a greener and cleaner future as BEVs become more efficient at redirecting the energy used in their operation to recharge their batteries, reducing the strain on the electrical grid to keep them charged.
A super cruise into the future
General Motors is committed to making the future of the automotive industry safer and cleaner. It’s called Ultium and Ultifi, and it’s used to develop the next generation of Chevy vehicles like the Blazer EV. You’d be forgiven for thinking they were the latest members of the Avengers based on their names, but they’re actually platforms for using technology to improve the cars we drive. Ultium focuses on developing BEVs, while Ultifi provides end-to-end software to make them safer and easier to drive.
The Blazer EV was designed using the Ultium battery system. The goal is to reduce the cost of batteries by more than 60 percent from their current consumption. This will help lower the price of BEVs sold by Chevy and make them more affordable for drivers like you. Because they have zero emissions, Chevy BEVs will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are currently harming our environment. As General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra explains, “Climate change is real, and we want to be part of the solution by putting everyone in an electric car.” Choosing a model like the Blazer EV as your daily driver is a big step in that direction.
While Ultium delivers the power, Ultifi takes care of smart safety and is the brain behind Super Cruise, which is available on the 2024 2LT and SS Blazer EV models. It’s a true hands-free driver assistance technology that works on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads throughout the United States and Canada. It uses the display technology in Chevy’s infotainment system and standard Chevy Safety Assist camera technology to steer the car, making sure the driver is alert and attentive while the Super Cruise program is engaged. The Blazer EV has more than six different standard safety features for each model, including:
- Automatic emergency braking
- Braking of the pedestrian in front
- Lane Keep Assist with lane departure warning
- Tracking distance indicator
- Head-on collision alert
- IntelliBeam Auto High Light
As part of General Motors, Chevy is demonstrating its commitment to a future that tackles climate change. This includes developing and building BEVs like the Blazer, adopting a carbon-neutral plan that eliminates tailpipe emissions from all new passenger cars by 2035, and using all of America’s energy from renewable sources by 2025, with a planned worldwide distribution by 2035. That includes GM’s Factory ZERO, the Hamtramck Assembly Center in Detroit, which will be dedicated to producing electric vehicles.
Chevy is committed to taking care of the environment, as evidenced by its emphasis on BEVs jacket. This goes hand in hand with other moves Chevy and other members of the General Motors family are making under the Ultium and Ultifi platforms. The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV promises to be a BEV SUV that delivers all the safety, utility, and performance features people want from an SUV, with the benefits of eliminating fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.