Chevy Blazer EV PPV Will Be Brand’s Quickest-Ever Police Package Offered26
GM currently offers several different vehicles for law enforcement duties, including the Chevy Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) and Chevy Silverado 1500 PPV. However, when it’s released, the upcoming Chevy Blazer EV PPV will be the brand’s quickest-ever Police Package.
The civilian-spec 2024 Chevy Blazer EV made its big debut over the summer, with GM revealing additional details on the new Chevy Blazer EV PPV in August. Notably, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV is the first pursuit-rated all-electric Chevy vehicle ever produced.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV is based on the range-topping Chevy Blazer EV SS, and was designed to either meet or exceed the demands of Michigan State Police annual vehicle testing. Under the skin, the Chevy Blazer EV PPV runs the largest GM Ultium battery pack possible, with GM Ultium drive motors for motivation. Properly applied, the all-wheel drive 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV boasts the quickest-ever 0-to-60 mph time and 0-to-100 mph time of any Police Package ever offered. To note, the civilian-spec Blazer EV SS is estimated to hit 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.
To help it shed that speed, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV is equipped with upgraded Brembo brakes based on equipment from the Blazer EV SS. The Blazer EV PPV is also equipped with police-specific content like underbody skid plates, police-rated tires, steel wheels, and various emergency equipment. Additionally, the new Chevy Blazer EV PPV will be capable of light towing, for things like radar trailers and bike racks.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV also features unique police-specific upgrades in the cabin. The seats, for example, are designed to accommodate police duty belts and gear, while the multifunction steering wheel remains un-programmed for relevant up-fitter modifications. There’s also a standard Rear Camera Mirror, vinyl flooring, a police-spec center console, and vinyl rear seat.
The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV PPV will launch in Q1 of the 2024 calendar year.
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I want one. How much I wonder.
I recently saw footage of a Corvette running circles around the cops in Arkansas. By the time their vehicles began to accelerate, the ‘vette was long gone. I wonder if something like this could keep up.
Better hope there isn’t an extended chase, otherwise the Police are screwed.
USA 1: This comment just shows how uniformed some are about the police pursuit’s.
First to 60, first to 100, and best of all, first to run out of juice
Having been a police officer and having been involved in police pursuits, I’m sure some may come on here and begin saying things that will be wrong. There are a lot of department policy guidelines on pursuits with many restrictions and for good reason. When there is a pursuit that goes farther, the norm is that it is handed over to the proper authorities based on jurisdiction. However, most of them seldom last more than a few miles at most. Many don’t get to very high speeds either.
But an EV as a patrol vehicle? I say absolutely yes. Most squads get terrible MPG because of the constant idling and fast starts/stops. Having an EV would give them faster acceleration which is important. Having departments with fast charging stations installed would allow them to be topped off nearly all the time instead of having to stop for gas so much. Of course there would be some departments that would still be better served with ICE, but as things progress in the EV world, that too will change and more departments will switch over for good reasons.
Just install chargers at even Dunkin and you got it licked…. Sorry for the stereotype, justly couldn’t resist
haha. Hey, even I make donut jokes yet about cops! Funny thing is that I never acquired a desire for either donuts or coffee.
But now that I think about it, that’s actually a good idea!
As a current Police Officer, I must say I counter this notion. I think an EV is a horrible idea in general let alone for a police vehicle. The current Tahoe PPV has an adequate size fuel tank to last a full 8-12 (possibly longer shift). Couple that with it being coupled with a reliable tried and true GM small block V8. You couldn’t ask for a better set up. In the great state of Texas it’s not unheard of to drive several hundred miles in a shift and an EV will not make the cut. The sheer amount of time these vehicles are run and left up and running with computers, siren and lights will drain the battery at an excessive rate. A horrible idea across the board. I really don’t care about the criminals out running a police Tahoe, they cannot out run the radio or air support.
Shane: So if you read the second to last sentence in my comment above, you will see where I specifically say that some departments would be better served with ICE. True. But the majority of law enforcement agency’s out there would/will be served well with EV’s. Sounds to me like you may be stuck in the past “way of doing things” that keeps people from being open to trying something that makes them feel uneasy. But to each their own.
Do you know if a prototype or a pre-release Blaze EV PPV has been tested in the last month run of the Michigan State Police annual testing?
The bad guys will never hear them coming.
Al: And that, my friend, is a huge part of the allure of an EV for police use. Undetected movement is an important and real thing in police work.
Thus lights and sirens.
At speeds greater than around 15 MPH, the majority of external vehicle noise comes from the tires interacting with the road. (As a tire patch contacts the road and flattens, air is squeezed out from the tread) Internally, the crossover point is something around 35. At highway speeds, aerodynamic noise becomes significant.
EVs don’t change any of this, and in fact make tire noise worse by being heavier.
Sam: You obviously have zero clue about what undetected movement is. Any police officers driving over 15 mph are not doing something in which undetected movement is needed.
Dan, doesn’t the ignition switch help with that covert silence?
Larry: Not sure I follow you on that question. Undetected movement is more like very quietly rolling up on someone or something that may be suspicious. Thus the “movement” part of it. Example: When I was a police officer, I had a personal interest in making sure people were not vandalizing cemetery’s. Often kids or people doing questionable stuff would go into the cemetery after dark. With a gas powered squad, it was difficult to drive in a way where you could be upon them before they knew you were there. An EV would be much better. Same with rolling up on some bad actors even on the streets. Going dark and quiet will surprisingly get you to them or close.
The parents need to teach the kids better.
Do you think the bad guys will wait until the end of the cops’ shift to commit their crimes when they know the cruiser’s batteries will be low on charge? Haha.
Are you one of those bad guys? Haha.
No need to worry about chases, these will only be sent out when someone commits wrongthink…..
I think everybody is overlooking the fact that in the future there will be no EV after EV pursuit. The police car will be able receive a from signal from the speeding EV and put it into a limp mode.
Keep your ICE cars as long as possible………
There are no set “demands” of Michigan State Police annual vehicle testing as there is no bar to clear — MSP only report results of how each vehicle performed.