General Motors is upping its all-electric vehicle game with a plethora of new models just over the horizon, all of which will help in the goal of reaching zero tailpipe emissions across its light-duty vehicle line by the 2035 calendar year. Naturally, those lofty ambitions will require an EV for every segment in which GM competes. Which leads us to ask – should GM build a Chevy Trailblazer EV?
The prospect certainly makes sense, at least from one point of view. At present, GM has several Ultium-based EV models set to launch in the next few months, and even more scheduled over the next few years. Quite a few of them carry a Chevy Bow Tie badge, including the Chevy Equinox EV, the Chevy Blazer EV, and the Chevy Silverado EV.
Even so, all of these new all-electric GM models leave a space open for a smaller, more-affordable battery-driven crossover – the sort of space where a new Chevy Trailblazer EV would fit in quite nicely.
So then, what might this hypothetical Chevy Trailblazer EV look like? For starters, it would be dimensionally smaller than the Chevy Equinox EV, which presents a wheelbase of 116.3 inches, an overall length of 190.4 inches, an overall width of 75.4 inches, and an overall height of 63.5 inches. Additionally, this hypothetical Chevy Trailblazer EV should be more affordable than the Chevy Equinox EV, which starts around $30,000. Finally, the hypothetical Chevy Trailblazer EV should be a suitable replacement for the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV, both of which will no longer be produced as of this coming November.
Put it all together, and what you get is an affordable all-electric crossover that slots in below the Chevy Equinox EV and helps GM fulfill its mission to offer “EVs for everyone.” For the sake of reference, the Chevy Equinox EV features GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motor technologies, and rides on the GM BEV3 platform. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations will be offered, with upwards of 300 miles per charge. Output is measured between 210 horsepower and 290 horsepower, and 242 pound-feet of torque and 346 pound-feet of torque, depending on the configuration.
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