GM releases first image of the Chevrolet Blazer EV

General Motors CEO Mary Barra set Twitter on fire Monday when she announced that Chevrolet’s all-new 2024 Blazer EV SS will debut on July 18, along with an image of the upcoming electric SUV.

What we know so far

Not much, to be honest, as the company hasn’t revealed much in terms of specs or pricing since the Blazer EV was first mentioned in January.

However, we do know that it will go on sale next spring and will be the first electric vehicle to use Chevy’s SS performance moniker. The SS, or Super Sport, badge was used to refer to the spicy version of Chevrolet’s past. We’re pretty sure the Blazer EV SS will likely top the Blazer EV trim structure, with quieter models available at a lower price.

The 2024 Blazer EV is just one of 30 all-electric models GM plans to sell globally by 2025. It will use GM’s Ultium battery and likely offer single- or dual-motor powertrains. The Blazer EV is expected to go on sale next year around the same time as the related Equinox EV.

Expect a design you want

Based on the teaser photo and what we know of the gas-powered Blazer, the midsize SUV will likely debut with sleek Camaro-like styling. The SS badge is visible on the grille and it appears to have large tires wrapped around bifurcated six-spoke wheels. It also has a motorized loading flap.

Unlike the Blazer EV’s more futuristic design, its smaller crossover counterpart, the Equinox EV, won’t stray from its successful formula. This vehicle will be a more traditional five-passenger SUV with an interior that shares cues with the upcoming Silverado EV. And the price of the Equinox EV should also be more affordable, starting around $30,000.

Edmunds says

The new Blazer EV faces fierce competition in a very hot electric vehicle market. But specifications released by Chevrolet in July may have buyers pressing the pause button until the Blazer hits dealerships next year.

Abdul J. Gaspar