First Electric Chevy Blazer In Connecticut
2024 Model Year For New Electric Midsized SUV
The vehicle is at Key Chevrolet in Middletown and they are the ones who told us it is the first electric Chevy Blazer to come to the state. As of this writing, the vehicle is available for sale. Test drives are offered, as well.
The Blazer is built using GM’s new Ultium battery platform. It sports an 85 kWh battery pack, EPA rated for 279 miles of range and a 98 MPGe. The sticker notes a fuel cost savings of $5750 over 5 years when compared to the average vehicle MPG of 28 (which is the standard comparison that the regulators require) when driven 15,000 miles per year. The costs of gasoline and electricity obviously affect this. In CT, we are on the higher side of both of these.
This vehicle has a base MSRP of $58,820 and is equipped with the RS Convenience and Driver Confidence Package, a $2620 option that includes adaptive cruise control, HD surround vision, and a number of other comfort and safety features. Add in the destination fee of $1395 and the total is $60,215. GM has a standard 8 year/100,000 mile battery warranty. The dealer advises they are not marking it up over sticker.
The Blazer is equipped with 2 screens, one in front of the steering wheel for the driver information and one in the center. The 2-screen setup is a nice feature.
The onboard charger is 11.5 KW, which is the same as most Tesla models. AC charging is steadily getting faster across the industry. When plugged into a 240 volt charger capable of at least 48 amps, you should get around 45 miles per hour of charging. For DC fast charging, Chevrolet claims it can handle current of up to 190 kWh, good for 78 miles in 10 minutes.
Buyers get free home charging installation from Qmerit (terms apply).
This vehicle is currently eligible for the full $7500 federal purchase incentive. It is not eligible for a CT CHEAPR rebate.
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