GM Unveils 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, All-Electric Police Pursuit Car

General Motors releases the first photos of its all-electric police pursuit vehicle that will take on Ford Motor Co.’s Mustang Mach-E police vehicle.

On Tuesday, GM showed off photos of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) that will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The Blazer EV PPV will be based on the Blazer EV 2024 retail model. Final specifications and lineup will be available closer to launch in Q1 2024.

“This purpose-built, electrified Blazer EV PPV will have excellent pursuit performance, the reliability of a Chevrolet and the fast charging needed to be a high-performance patrol vehicle, said Ed Peper, GM Fleet U.S. Vice President, in a press release.

The electric police vehicle will be offered with police-specific content, such as skid plates, police-approved tires, steel wheels and additional emergency equipment support. It will be able to do light towing for radar trailers, as well as bike rack capability when equipped with a dealer-installed Class 1 trailer hitch, GM said.

Front seat view of 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV interior in Black with Havis console and laptop.  Preproduction model shown.  Actual production model may vary.  2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV available in early 2024.

Chevrolet is using the largest Ultium battery available for this Blazer EV PPV to meet the electrical needs of a patrol car, Peper said.

The vehicle was designed with input from various law enforcement agencies who wanted an electric vehicle variant, Doug Houlihan, Chevrolet’s executive chief engineer, said last month when Chevrolet unveiled the 2024 Blazer while retail electrical.

Rear view of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV cargo area containing safety equipment.  Preproduction model shown.  Actual production model may vary.  2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV available in early 2024.

“We worked with them in advance to modify the interior to meet their safety equipment needs,” Houlihan said.

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV will go into production in the first quarter of 2024, with pricing and order guide availability expected in the middle of next year.

The Blazer EV retail and police vehicles are among GM’s other new electrified vehicles coming in the next few years. Earlier this year, GM introduced the 2024 Silverado EV light-duty pickup, which is expected to start at $39,900 when it goes on sale next year. In September, GM will unveil the Equinox EV SUV, which is expected to start at $30,000 when it goes on sale in fall 2023. GM has announced that it will release an electrified version of the Corvette next year.

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Chevrolet has long made the Chevrolet Tahoe, the large SUV, in cop format. The Tahoe is one of GM’s biggest profits and lucrative police vehicles. In the first quarter, GM reported that sales of Tahoe police vehicles to government customers increased 243% over the same period a year earlier.

GM’s main competitor will be the Mustang Mach-E SUV. In September, the 2021 Mach-E became the first all-electric vehicle to pass Michigan State Police tests for acceleration, top speed, braking, high-speed pursuit and crash handling. emergency response.

The Mach-E GT can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

In December, New York City spent $11.5 million to buy 184 Mach-E SUVs for law enforcement and emergency response teams. The vehicles cost around $62,500 each due to the extensive upgrades required by the police for safety and equipment.

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