In late June, Basic Motors’ plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico produced the primary sellable Chevrolet Blazer EV, and now it seems to be like the primary car is already on its method to the US.
That is in response to a July 11 report from Vanguardia MX (by way of Electrek), which claims the Blazer EV has left the plant and is in transit to the US. We additionally study from the report that the Ramos Arizpe plant is at the moment making 65 Blazer EV SUVs per hour.
“Since final week we had been more than happy to see that the primary manufacturing Blazer left for the US, the primary order. We’re already engaged on it for the international market,” mentioned Tereso Medina Ramirez, common secretary of the Confederation of Staff of Mexico (CTM).
As you in all probability know, GM additionally makes the smaller Chevrolet Equinox EV at its Mexican plant, though Medina Ramirez mentioned the date when the primary Equinox EV will depart the complicated remains to be unknown.
In response to the identical supply, GM’s Ramos Arizpe web site at the moment employes 4,000 individuals, 2,000 of that are allotted to electrical automobiles – the plant additionally makes the ICE-powered Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox SUVs.
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV shall be provided in 1LT, 2LT, RS, and SS trim ranges, with the 2LT (priced from $47,595) and RS (from $51,995) fashions anticipated to start out deliveries this summer season. The Blazer EV SS efficiency variant beginning at $65,995 shall be obtainable in spring 2024, despite the fact that Chevrolet initially mentioned it could launch earlier than the top of 2023.
The launch of the entry-level Blazer EV 1LT mannequin (priced from $44,995) has additionally been pushed again from the primary quarter of 2024 to the winter of 2024, in response to info from Chevrolet US client web site’s Blazer EV web page.
Moreover these 4 trim ranges for retail prospects, the 2024 Blazer EV may also be obtainable as a PPV (Police Pursuit Car) for regulation enforcement companies. GM mentioned a yr in the past when it unveiled the Blazer EV that the PPV would launch within the first quarter of 2024.
The automaker estimates the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV will provide between 247 to 320 miles of vary, relying on the trim. GM is but to announce the electrical SUV’s battery capability, although it is extremely prone to function the identical 100.4-kilowatt-hour pack because the Cadillac Lyriq.
Powertrain variants embody single-motor front-wheel drive (normal on 1LT, 2LT, and RS), single-motor rear-wheel drive (a no-cost choice on RS), and dual-motor all-wheel drive (non-obligatory on 2LT and RS, normal on SS).