We not too long ago took a spin in the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV and it is worth taking a much more comprehensive appear at its powertrain lineup, which provides some thing for everybody.

Kicking items off is the entry-level LT trim, which attributes an 85 kWh battery pack as effectively as a decision among front- or all-wheel drive. Chevrolet is not saying a lot about the former at this point, other than it is coming quickly, but the latter has a dual-motor all-wheel drive technique with a combined output of 288 hp (215 kW / 292 PS) and 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) of torque.

The mid-level Blazer EV RS can be equipped with the very same battery and all-wheel drive technique, or with a rear-mounted motor generating 340 hp (254 kW / 345 PS) and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque. The motor is shared with the Cadillac Lyriq and it is accompanied by a bigger 102 kWh battery pack, which assists to improve the variety from 279 miles (449 km) to 324 miles (521 km).

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The larger battery has a 190 kW DC quick-charging capability and this enables the rear-wheel drive crossover to get about 78 miles (126 km) of variety in ten minutes. The 85 kWh battery maxes out at 150 kW and this implies it only gets about 69 miles (111 km) of variety in the very same time.

Since most charging happens at property, purchasers will be pleased to discover a normal Dual Level Charge Cord with swappable ends that permit for Level 1 (120V) and Level two (240V) charging. The cord maxes out at 7.7 kW, but buyers can get a committed charging station to provide the maximum AC charge of 11.five kW. The business hasn’t gone into a lot of specifics about Level two charging, but has previously stated the model can get up to 24 miles (39 km) of variety per hour and that could potentially improve with the optional charging station.

On the subject of charging, lengthy trips shouldn’t be also stressful as the navigation technique has optimized route organizing that requires charging into consideration and will even inform you how lengthy to recharge at every single station. The technique will also pre-situation the battery, so it is prepared when you arrive at the quick charger.

Getting back to the powertrain, officials told us that providing front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive enables them to have a number of value, overall performance, and variety points that will appeal to a variety of shoppers. It also permits them to pitch rear- and all-wheel drive variants to buyers in warmer climates, although steering these in colder regions to models with front- and all-wheel drive.

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Interestingly, the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive Blazer use two completely diverse rear electric motors. The all-wheel drive model has a modest and compact motor out back, although the rear-wheel drive variant has a bigger and much more effective unit.

While this would seemingly add price and complexity, utilizing diverse motors final results in substantial price savings and that is amplified when they’re shared with other autos. The Ultium platform has also been created with modularity in thoughts, so it is reasonably effortless to swap in or out diverse motors.

This assists to clarify why 1 model can provide two batteries, 3 drive sorts, and an assortment of electric motors. There’s even much more choices on the horizon as the SS variant is slated to arrive in the spring of 2024. It’s slated to have 557 hp (415 kW / 565 PS) and 648 lb-ft (878 Nm) of torque, which will permit for a -60 mph (-96 km/h) time of much less than 4 seconds when utilizing Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode.

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