Charging the Chevy Blazer EV

Everything drivers need to know about the Chevy Blazer EV

Building off the momentum of the Bolt, the Blazer EV is Chevy's first model built on the GM BEV3 platform shared with its brand-cousin, the Cadillac Lyriq and Honda’s latest EV models. Along with the shared platform, the Chevy Blazer EV utilizes GM’s Ultium battery and electric motors that boasts 90% less wiring and reduced dependency on cobalt to reduce production costs and complexity. The Chevy Blazer EV has a host of feature options, including the choice of front, rear or all-wheel drive and either an 85 kWh or 105 kWh battery.

 

Blazer EV’s sharp lines and wide stance give it  a sporty look that midsize crossover buyers will appreciate along with access to SuperCruise, GM’s hands-free driving system. Those looks don’t come at the expense of power, with all-wheel drive trims able to push a healthy 288 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque and the rear-wheel drive RS trim kicking it up a notch to 340 electrical horses and 32 lb-ft of torque. With limited competition in the midsized non-luxury electric SUV space, the Chevy Blazer EV brings worthy competition to the  Tesla Model Y and the Honda Prologue.

Federal EV tax credits

Starting in 2022, electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) became eligible for federal tax credits up to $7,500 for new EVs and PHEVs and up to $4,000 for used clean vehicles that met certain battery production and materials requirements. As of early 2024, the Chevy Blazer EV does not qualify but GM expects the Blazer and other Ultium-platform EVs to qualify once materials sourcing changes are implemented. Once the Blazer EV regains incentive qualification, customers can obtain the tax credit as a rebate at point-of-sale, reducing their purchase by the full credit amount.

Charging the Chevy Blazer EV

The 2024 Blazer EV currently comes in two battery sizes and three configurations and drivetrains: 2LT all-wheel drive (AWD) with dual-motors and 85 kWh battery or RS rear-wheel drive (RWD) with single motor, and a 105 kWh battery, and RS AWD with dual-motor and 85 kWh battery. Available Spring 2024, Chevy will add an SS AWD model that includes the larger 105 kWh battery from the RS RWD. These large batteries come with exceptional range including an EPA estimated 279 miles for the AWD 85 kWh battery model and 324 miles for the RS RWD 105 kWh battery model.

 

Regardless of trim level, every Blazer EV can charge at 11.5 kW with a compatible Level 2 charger, like JuiceBox, for quick and convenient charging at home. The RS RWD and upcoming SS models gain an optional 19.2 kW on-board charger. When you’re out on the road, ycan top off quickly with 2LT and RS AWD variants charging up at 150 kW and RS RWD and SS models going up to 190 kW.

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Chevy Blazer EV charging & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2024 Chevy Blazer EV 2LT AWD & RS AWD
11.5 kW
85 kWh
57.75 hours
7 hours
279 miles
2024 Chevy Blazer EV RS RWD & SS
19.2 kW
105 kWh
70 hours
9 hours
290-324 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo

The Chevy Blazer EV uses the standard CCS Combo port located on the driver’s side front-quarter panel next to the wheel well. While other models have different DC charging speeds ranging from 150 kW to 190 kW, drivers can utilize the Enel X Way JuicePumpTM 180 kW DC fast charger for maximum charging speeds, adding up to 78 miles of range in about 10 minutes. Chevy, along with other brands under the GM umbrella, has committed to adopting the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector starting in 2025 for future EVsEnel X Way chargers will be compatible with NACS starting in 2024.

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