The Chevy Blazer EV Heads To Dealers, But You’ll Have To Wait For The Cheap Ones
The Detroit Free Pressreported that Chevy has announced that Blazer EVs have started to ship to dealers from GM’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. But buyers may have a bit of sticker shock when they see the prices on those cars.
While the prices have changed, the Blazer EVs range estimates stay the same — at least for now. Chevy says the Blazer EV 2LT with front-wheel drive is estimated to get 293 miles of range; 320 miles of range for the rear-wheel drive Blazer EV RS. The all-wheel drive versions of both are EPA certified at 279 miles of range.
There is a more affordable option coming next year, namely a 2LT FWD. We are launching with AWD which is traditionally a more expensive option than FWD. The 2LT FWD will also be equipped differently than the launch-models we are starting with now, bringing the cost further down. And as a reminder, the Equinox EV will be slated below Blazer EV from a pricing standpoint. We also have the recently-announced next-generation Chevy Bolt coming after that. Affordability remains a key tenant of Chevrolet across our lineup.
Prices have increased from their early estimates to $56,715 for the 2LT AWD and $60,215 for the RS AWD; the rear-wheel drive RS costs more at $61,790. A Chevy rep told the Freep that the first cars being shipped were highly optioned “launch editions.”
“Our initial launch editions are highly contented with features we know our customer’s want and showcase the technology and customer choice the Blazer EV offers,” Chevy said.
2024 Chevy Blazer EV 2LTImage: Chevrolet
The Chevy Blazer EV was welcomed with open arms when GM finally showed it to the public in the summer of 2022. Here was a sharp-looking EV that was going to battle the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E with an attractive starting price of $44,995. Fast forward just over a year later and it’s headed to dealers. You’ll just have to wait a little longer to see that price.
Initially, Chevy said that the Blazer EV would be offered in 2LT and RS trims with starting prices of $47,595 and $51,995 respectively. These prices are still listed in the Blazer EV section of the Chevy site.