2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV Patrol Ready
Chevrolet’s first all-electric Blazer Police Vehicle that is designed to be chase rated to deliver exceptional performance
Detroit – As more states and municipalities implement carbon reduction plans and targets, the all-new 2024 Blazer EV PPV can help them achieve uncompromising performance and capabilities for officers.
It’s the first all-electric Chevrolet rated in the pursuit of more than 60 years of automotive design to meet the demands of tough law enforcement.
“Chevy’s commitment to meeting the needs of law enforcement is rooted in decades of collaboration with police agencies across North America,” said Ed Pepper, US Vice President of General Motors Fleet. “The purpose-built electric Blazer EV PPV will have excellent chase performance, Chevrolet reliability, and the fast charging necessary to be a high-performance patrol vehicle.”
The Blazer EV PPV will be based on the Blazer EV SS retail model. Final specifications and range will be available near launch, in the first quarter of 2024. It will be offered with police specific content including skid plates, police rated tired wheels, steel wheels and support for additional emergency equipment. You’ll also have the ability to tow for light-duty items such as radar trailers, as well as the ability to rack bikes when equipped with a dealer-installed Class 1 hitch.
Many patrol cars spend much of their time idle, which results in emissions from running the gasoline engine to support the law enforcement vehicle’s electrical loads. Chevrolet uses the largest Ultium battery available for this Blazer EV PPV to support law enforcement’s patrol vehicle electrical needs.
Additionally, the Blazer EV PPV has a low center of gravity, thanks to a battery pack that weighs approximately 1,200 lb (544 kg) installed in the lowered chassis. It also uses Brembo brakes based on the high-performance Blazer EV SS motor, which is engineered to provide superior stopping power.
“The Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV is designed to meet or exceed nationally recognized Michigan State Police annual vehicle testing requirements,” Bieber said. “Her performance will change the rules of the game.”
Well equipped for patrols
Inside, front police seats are designed to accommodate work belts and wearable gear, for added patrol convenience, while standard, non-programmed steering wheel buttons allow for clothing1 To connect push-to-talk functionality to department radios and operate emergency alarm equipment at fingertips. A driver’s spot lamp is also available.
Standard equip wiring harnesses, similar to the Tahoe PPV, include additional connectors to reduce processing times. In fact, the vehicle was designed with police-level electrical loads in mind, including a dedicated electrical hub, standard gearing wiring, and sufficient power available for essential law enforcement equipment. Chevy also offers a standard vehicle instrumentation unit that provides all the signals needed for aftermarket equipment to communicate with the vehicle.
To provide more room for rear gear, the Blazer EV PPV offers greater rear cargo capacity while removing the false floor of the “civilian” model to make room for aftermarket lockers and regulators. It also comes with a standard rear camera mirror2, allowing officers a wide field of view behind the vehicle. This helps enhance visibility, as the majority of police vehicles are equipped with prisoner sections, cargo barriers, and vertical weapon mounts that can obstruct rear view.
The Police Blazer EV PPV 9C1 package includes a standard vinyl floor, a police-spec center console and a vinyl rear seat. A 9C3 Street Appearance package is also available and features carpet, production center console, and cloth rear seats.
“During the development of the Blazer EV, we spoke with several law enforcement groups across the US and Canada to find out how the all-electric PPV would serve them, and the Blazer EV PPV does the trick,” said Bieber. “There is strong interest and we believe it has the opportunity to improve how police departments and officers work with their patrol vehicles.”
Production of the Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV 2024 begins in the first quarter of 2024, with pricing and demand guidance expected in mid-2023. More information is available at www.gmfleet.com.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the largest car brands in the world and is available in nearly 80 countries with nearly 2.7 million cars and trucks sold in 2021. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature high performance Attractive, heart-pounding design, passive and active security features, and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
1GM’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not cover equipment from independent suppliers. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier modifications.
2Safety or driver assistance features are not a substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver must remain alert to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle owner’s manual for more information and important restrictions.