GM Releases More 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV Details23
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV made its official debut last month, dropping in as an all-new mass-market electric crossover. Notably, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV is available to not only civilian buyers, but law enforcement as well, with the latter offered the new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV). Now, GM has released additional details on the new Blazer EV PPV.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV is the first pursuit-rated all-electric Chevy vehicle ever produced, and is framed as a way for states and municipalities to meet carbon reduction targets, while still providing the performance, reliability, and fast-charge capabilities required of such a law enforcement vehicle.
Based on the range-topping Chevy Blazer EV SS, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV was also designed to either meet or exceed the demands of the Michigan State Police annual vehicle testing, and will include police-specific content like underbody skid plates, police-rated tires mounted on steel wheels, and additional emergency equipment. The new Blazer EV PPV will also be capable of light towing, providing a solution for things like radar trailers and bike racks when equipped with a dealer-installed Class 1 trailer hitch.
As for the powertrain, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV will fit the largest GM Ultium battery pack possible, as well as a set of Brembo brakes based on the spec from the Blazer EV SS.
Inside, the Blazer EV PPV seats will be designed to accommodate police duty belts and gear, and will also include an un-programmed multifunction steering wheel for relevant upfitter modifications. In addition, the new Blazer EV PPV will include a standard upfitter wiring harnesses similar to the Chevy Tahoe PPV to handle further upfitter requirements.
Final details include more rear cargo capacity than the standard civilian vehicle, a standard Rear Camera Mirror, vinyl flooring, a police-spec center console, and a vinyl rear seat. Alternatively, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV is available with the 9C3 Street Appearance package, which adds in carpeting, a civilian-spec center console, and cloth rear seats.
Further information on specs and range will be released closer to vehicle launch, which is set to take place in Q1 of the 2024 calendar year. Pricing and order guide availability are expected by mid-2023.
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yeah .. this seems what clients wants ,,,, means most who reads this blog and those not
Make sure there are a lot spike strips so we can end the chase early before the battery drops flat…..
kkkkkk laugh a lot … funny
Police: buys evs
Crime rates go weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
It’ll be interesting to see what size battery they end up using.
It’s based on the SS model. So it will be the 100KWh large12 module battery pack. Same as the Cadillac Lyriq.
Somehow, I have a feeling they’ll try to get something even bigger stuffed in there … since you have to account for power drain from extra electronics and keeping the vehicle warm in the freezing winter months. I currently own a Volt, and my range drops 20-35 percent during the winter months when it’s below 30 degrees.
So the pigs will start riding around in these lol.
The Bolt Police variant was silly since its top speed was 94mph, but a Pursuit Blazer EV makes a lot of sense. I think departments will be happy with this.
So in newspeak:
The misunderstood (alphabet soup) just needs to have a further range ICE than PEV…
What happens when the riots start and they light these up?
Wonder if GM will utilize the Pack from the Hummer for Double the Range for Cops HAHA
“Phone ringing” – “911, how may I help you”? “someone is breaking into my home; I see a gun in his hands; I have no protection; I need help; my children are frightened”. “Sorry, madam, but all our vehicles are on charge at the present time – will be ready in another 45 minutes or so. Can you wait until then? If not, good luck and stay safe”!
Cops almost never arrive actually during the crime… In the most crime ridden areas of my city (Buffalo), the cops historically take 45 minutes to respond to a ‘911’ call since they don’t want to get in the middle of an active shooter.
I suspect its likewise all over.
The vast majority of police vehicles drive less than a couple hundred miles in a day. EV’s will be less expensive, lower maintenance and onboard power capability will be a benefit to many police forces.
This makes a lot of sense on many fronts.
As for the run out of charge comments. Do people really think that the Police will be parked on the highway ready to pull people over with only 20% SOC? Are people really that childish and short sighted today?
Thankfully all pursuits are scheduled for the start of the shift…..
Where are your stats for “The vast majority of police vehicles drive less than a couple hundred miles in a day” or is this just an assumption based off where you live and no way represents the rest of the country?
“EV’s will be less expensive, lower maintenance and onboard power capability will be a benefit to many police forces.” No they are not, EVs cost more to maintain and more expensive to make, go look up the repair bills that people are starting to see. Batteries also degrade over time so those little cars are always slowly losing their max capacity. Simple little EV cars cost way more than say a little I4 Chevy Spark (~$14k). The batteries are very expensive, the electric motors are very expensive, and not to mention the environmental cost of ripping all that cobalt from the earth in order to make all this electrical equipment.
This move makes zero sense, police cars have emergency lights, an extra computer on board that needs to be powered, police regularly patrol areas, they sit off the side looking for speeders, they control accident scenes for hours with lights on, and more. All this means is there will be less police presence and if have an emergency you better hope you get the guy who has enough charge to get to your house or they will have to stop by the police station to switch cars.
EVs are no where near where they need to be in order to replace the tried and true fuel powered engine. They certainly are not going to save the environment when all we are doing is offloading the pollution from it to the electrical grid and the strip mining in Africa where most of this cobalt comes from.(Seriously go look it up) This EV move is nothing more than a feel better, you have moved the pollution to another country so it must not exist anymore, out of sight, out of mind.
What is this vehicle supposed to be used for when it’s not “pursuing” ? By the way, high speed Police chases are outlawed in many jurisdictions and just about always wind-up injuring innocent bystanders. Another EV fraud.
LOL, the bad guys can just wait until the end of the cops’ shift, knowing that their batteries will be low and needing to be charged! No pursuit.
Police Chiefs that work for politically correct City Councils will be obligated to purchase.
Sri Lanka here we come.
The department and beat this is used to patrol will determine if it can actually make it an entire shift without a charge. A normal driver is not constantly on the accelerator like an officer during enforcement driving. Enforcement driving is much more aggressive than mom running errands during on a Wednesday afternoon. The article does not address how a department that does not issue take home cars can charge a patrol car between shift change. I guess they would have to purchase twice as many cars.
More stupidity from Mary Barra and GM. It’s almost as if she knew this BS destroy the economy, last grasp at tax payers money before they get crushed in November, support Chinas battery production, tax the middle class bill would pass. Now they can push their EV agenda on government police and mail carriers. Once again all for greed and absolutely no concern what so ever for this country and the citizens of it. Can’t wait till Biden and Barra are permanently replaced. Can’t happen soon enough.
Amen! “Can’t happen soon enough.”