Following the 2024 Blazer EV’s debut, Chevrolet is also giving the public its first look at the Police Pursuit Vehicle, which was created especially for use by police fleets. The purpose-built derivative, which joins the civilian versions, is based on the hotter SS and has the largest Ultium battery pack possible. Rear- or all-wheel drive will be an option for the Blazer PPV, both of which include Brembo brakes on the front axle.
The Blazer SS PPV, which is marketed as a pursuit-rated vehicle, will have a unique interior cabin designed to house emergency kit. The extensive assortment Chevy has created for the electric crossover makes it suited for new fleet applications, including pharmaceutical and rental, according to GM Fleet Vice President Ed Peper.
Recall that the top-of-the-line 2024 Blazer will be the SS variant with dual motors and AWD. According to the firm with the bowtie logo, it will have 557 horsepower and an almost immediate 648 pound-feet (879 Newton-meters) of torque for a 0 to 60 mph sprint that should take less than four seconds. When the Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode is engaged, the entire acceleration potential is unlocked.
It’s important to note that Ford has been testing a Mustang Mach-E for use as a police vehicle, thus the Blazer SS is not the first electric crossover modified for PPV duties. Even when it also produced a British police car in September 2021, it passed Michigan police testing. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services of New York City ordered 184 Mustang Mach-Es for use in law enforcement and emergency response in December of that same year. Additionally, this past April, the NYPD brought a Mustang Mach-E Police Car to the New York Auto Show.
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Returning to Chevy, it will only offer the 2LT and RS versions of the all-electric Blazer starting at $47,595 and $51,995, respectively, in the summer of 2023. Later that year, the hot SS will be released and will cost $65,995. The PPV and the $44,995 1LT won’t be available until the first quarter of 2024.
In the meantime, Chevy has begun taking reservations for the new electric crossover it will build at the same GM facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, where the ICE-powered namesake model is created.