Chevrolet Blazer EV SS
Despite its name, the Blazer EV bears no mechanical relation to the ICE-powered Chevrolet Blazer.
|Assembly Location||GM Ramos Arizpe Plant, Mexico|
|Motor||Dual Ultium Drive motors|
|Torque (pound feet)||648|
|Availability||North America, potentially China|
|Predecessor||No direct predecessor, Blazer ICE model indirect|
|Successor||No direct successor|
The Chevrolet Blazer EV SS is positioned as the performance range topper of the first-generation Chevy Blazer EV’s lineup, featuring a suite of performance enhancements that earn it the SS (Super Sport) moniker. For starters, its battery electric drivetrain, consisting of GM Ultium batteries and two performance Ultium Drive motors, is rated at a healthy 557 horsepower and and an even more impressive 648 pound-feet of torque. When in the trim-specific Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode, the first-gen Blazer EV SS is capable of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds.
The Chevrolet Blazer EV SS boasts a 290-mile range from a full charge. An 11.5 kW onboard AC charging module is included as standard, while high-speed DC public fast-charging capability enables charging rates of up to 190 kW, allowing the high-performance electric crossover to recharge up to 78 miles of range in roughly 10 minutes.
Further performance-oriented bits include front Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned chassis, and a heated flat-bottomed steering wheel.
A bevy of unique styling touches and features, including a unique front grille, front and rear skid plates, a black roof, and SS badging, differentiate the Blazer EV SS from lesser Blazer EV trims.
Inside, the Blazer EV SS features unique design cues, plus heated and ventilated front seats with sueded microfiber inserts. Tech goodies include a 17.7-inch diagonal color infotainment touchscreen and an 11-inch diagonal Driver Information Center (DIC).
It’s worth noting that the Chevrolet Blazer EV is the first Bow Tie product to be based on the GM BEV3 platform. Production currently takes place the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico alongside the ICE-powered Chevrolet Blazer crossover.
“The Blazer EV SS has the soul of a true sports car,” Chevrolet Vice President Scott Bell was quoted as saying. “And while it represents the pinnacle of performance for Chevy’s EV lineup, all models offer stirring capabilities that will surprise and delight true performance devotees.”
A police variant – dubbed the Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV – is based on the Blazer EV SS, and features the largest Ultium battery in the lineup. Unlike the Blazer EV SS, the police variant is available in either RWD or AWD.
While the 2LT and RS trim levels of the Blazer EV were the first to launch in the summer of 2023, the SS trim became available in the fall of 2023.
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