Chevrolet has just released a preview of the all-electric Chevrolet Blazer, and it’s going to come as the first Chevy EV to feature a performance model. If proportioned and priced correctly, that means this new Chevrolet Blazer EV and Blazer EV SS will be a direct competitor with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Mach-E GT. Rivalries never seem to die, do they?
The all-electric Chevrolet Blazer SS will debut later this year and will become available in the spring of 2023. Beyond that, there is very little information on the EV Blazer SS, but it’s possible that it could feature a similar battery and motor setup found in the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq EV, as well as the upcoming performance variants that are expected along the way.
Chevy Blazer EV SS: Mustang Mach-E Fighter
The all-electric Chevy Blazer SS will be an essential vehicle to pit against the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and the like. It’s definitely not the Blazer we think GM needs to build, but with the gas prices have been lately, we don’t blame Chevy for generating hype right now, and striking while the iron is hot.
Now, if a Chevrolet Blazer EV SS were to be a strong entry into the arena, it will have to answer to the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, which can achieve a 0-60 time of just 3.8 seconds, and features 480 horsepower and 638 lb-ft of torque.
Hype for electric vehicles has so far been championed by mainly automotive executives, politicians, elitist liberals, and terminally online bloggers as an answer to save the planet. But as we’ve outlined here on MC&T, it’s not as green of a picture as one might think. Further, EV prices could skyrocket in the future as commodity prices in the rare earth metals sector continue to melt upwards. So while ICE drivers are paying outrageous prices at the pump right now, that $50,000 EV could soon turn into a $70,000 EV, just based on rising battery costs passed down to the customer.