Chevrolet Plans to Introduce All-Electric Blazer SUV
There’s been a flurry of General Motors electric vehicle news, announcements, and rumours in the past several months. In late 2021, GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed a Chevrolet Blazer EV was in the works. Today, we will take a look at what we know so far about this electric variant of the Blazer mid-size SUV.
While don’t have any firm dates for Blazer EV production or availability, GM CEO Mary Barra hinted that new details would come later in 2022 with availability expected sometime in 2023. “These SUVs will have high appeal, with both retail and fleet customers ready to embrace an EV future, further expanding the breadth of our Ultium platform,” explained Barra.
The Ultium platform and battery technology has been a revelation for GM, allowing for efficient production of a wide variety of electric vehicles. So far the platform has been used to underpin the GMC Hummer EV and will also be found on the Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Silverado EV, and more. While we don’t know the exact battery capacity of the upcoming Blazer EV, we do know that Ultium is capable of packing in nearly 650 km of range into a single charge.
Just recently in March 2022, GM announced they would offer a Chevy Blazer SS EV for the 2024 model year. This will be the first all-electric Chevrolet to offer a SS sport variant. The announcement also seemingly confirms Chevy is on track to make the Blazer EV available by late 2023.
In other GM electric news, the company is piloting an interesting new program in California that allows GM electric vehicles to be used as emergency, on-demand energy sources capable of powering residential homes. Bidirectional charging technology could be a solution to supporting the energy grid, particularly in areas prone to natural disasters or blackouts. We’ll continue to follow this development and all other GM electric news.
While the Chevrolet Blazer EV is not yet available, the standard Blazer SUV is, along with exciting electric options from Chevrolet including the Bolt and Bolt EUV. Talk to a Preston Sales Consultant today to learn more!