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First 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV image shows off a handsome electric SUV

The first photo of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV has dropped and to put it simply, this is one hot SUV. Set to debut on July 18, the Blazer EV is the latest battery-electric vehicle from General Motors and is part of Chevrolet’s product blitz that also includes a hybrid and fully electric Corvette. The first two of these were the 2024 Silverado EV and Equinox EV shown at GM’s keynote at the 2022 CES Show.

We’ve only got one photo to go by, but it’s obvious the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is on the sporty side of the spectrum. Unlike its more curvaceous little brother, the Equinox EV, the Blazer EV is longer and more angular, giving it a bit more aggression.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV image shows a handsome electric SUV

The front sports full-width LED daytime running lights that form a T-shape similar to Volvo’s Thor’s Hammer design motif while its main projector is mounted just below it. This particular model is the high-performance SS complete with a blacked-out front end, a black roof, and black fender trim to contrast the red exterior. There’s also a neat concave surface by the charging port encircled by a black trim.

From the front three-quarter angle, the Blazer EV looks very wagon-like, especially with its low, wide stance, and large alloy wheels. The expansive glass area, low roof line, and the crossover’s length further enhance that vibe. There also appear to be air curtains just below the main headlight projector, which likely improves the SUV’s aerodynamic performance. Additionally, the side mirrors are tiny and look like they’ve also been optimized to help the Blazer EV slip through the air better. The vehicle pictured appears to be wearing performance tires, hinting that this has serious sporting intentions.

The Blazer EV will be built on the Ultium suite. This includes a unique BEV-specific platform, in-house-designed electric motors, and new battery packs co-developed with LG Energy Solutions. It will share its underpinnings with numerous vehicles under the General Motors Umbrella including the Silverado EV, Equinox EV, and the Cadillac Lyriq.

Expect several variants to be offered including one that can travel more than 300 miles per charge. That one will likely be a single-motor SUV backed by a large battery similar to the 100-kWh unit used in the Lyriq.

Dual-motor models will be split into two different versions. A standard model should have generous power levels and extra traction. The Blazer EV SS, on the other hand, will be the most powerful version and could be as powerful as the 500-hp dual-motor Cadillac Lyriq. It should also get unique suspension tuning and include Magnetic Ride Control and other go-fast goodies. Like other Ultium-based vehicles, expect the Blazer EV to have a rear-biased layout in the dual-motor configuration. That means the rear electric motor makes more power than the front unit.

As for charging, Ultium-based vehicles are capable of charging up to 350 kW as evident in the GMC Hummer EV. Not every vehicle has been given that capability, though because the Cadillac Lyriq peaks at 190 kW. Battery size appears to be the determining factor of how high the DC charging speeds are in Ultium vehicles. The trucks should have the highest of 350 kW since they have the largest packs. Sedans and SUVs like the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV should peak at up to 250 kW depending on the size of the vehicle.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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