General Motors has released the Chevrolet Blazer electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
General Motors has shown off the Chevrolet Blazer, which is its first full-electric mid-size SUV for the mass market. Last month, GM CEO Mary Barra teased the Blazer by posting a picture of the new car on social media. The picture showed many design features that set it apart from the current Blazer SUV. The car was first announced this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), along with the Chevy Equinox EV.
Like most car companies, General Motors has been busy putting electric motors in many of its existing models, like the Chevrolet Equinox and the Chevrolet Silverado. GMC has also started selling the Hummer EV and said the Sierra Denali would come in an electric version. Other electric vehicles made by the company are the Chevy Bolt, the Cadillac Lyriq, and the Celestiq. Read More; How Cadillac Super Cruise & Tesla Autopilot Differ
Even though the Blazer EV has the same name as an SUV that runs on gas, it is a completely different vehicle that is built on a different platform. They are also different in how they are made and how well they work. The Blazer EV will compete with cars like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Tesla Model Y. It is built on GM’s Ultium EV platform. The car will be made at GM’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, which is also where the gasoline-powered Blazer is made. In the summer of 2023, you will be able to buy it.
The Chevy Blazer EV Will Be Offered In Multiple Variants
There will be different versions of the Blazer EV, including an all-wheel-drive “SS” model with two motors producing up to 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque. It will also have the best performance of all the options, going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. The SS will range up to 290 miles and cost $65,995. It will also have things that make it stand out, like a two-tone paint job.
The Chevy Blazer line will start with the front-wheel-drive Blazer 1LT, which will cost $44,995 and have a range of up to 247 miles. The top-of-the-line Blazer will cost a lot more. There will also be a 2LT model with a front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive that can go up to 293 miles. It will start at $47,595. Then there’s the RS, which will be right below the SS and come in FWD, RWD, and AWD versions. It will have a range of up to 320 miles and a price that starts at $51,995. Read Also; Tesla Model Y review: The Most Appealing Tesla?
The Blazer EV will have an onboard 11.5 kW AC charging module for home charging and up to 190 kW of fast-charging power, which the company says will add up to 78 miles of range in just 10 minutes. In terms of features, the car will have Reverse Automatic Braking and Advanced Park Assist, which are two of Chevrolet’s newest driver-assistance technologies. The Chevrolet Blazer EV will also have GM’s hands-free driver-assistance technology, Super Cruise, and regenerative braking to increase the driving range.