- The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Police Pursuit Vehicle is the latest in the growing Chevy police lineup with 498 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.
- Based on the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, the PPV has all-wheel drive and will be available for GM fleet buyers early in 2024.
- The Blazer EV PPV joins the Silverado 1500, Tahoe, and 2023 Traverse and Malibu as options for law enforcement needs.
Except for its red and blue lights, the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) is nothing like the Tahoe that delivered your last speeding ticket. Based on the Blazer EV for us law-abiding citizens, the PPV is an all-wheel-drive crime-fighting machine with 498 horsepower. For 12 minutes of pure EV police-car glory, watch GM’s video on the Blazer EV PPVs.
GM says the Blazer EV PPV has an estimated driving range of 250 miles, and we’d guess its “105.0-kWh battery” is a similar unit used in the Cadillac Lyriq 450E with a capacity of 102.0 kWh. The 400-volt architecture means the police can DC-fast-charge their patrol vehicle at a rate of up to 190 kW, which GM says can deliver as much as 71 miles of range in 10 minutes. The cost of installing a dedicated DC fast-charger at a department could be deemed both cruel and unusual, so we expect state police, sheriffs, and municipalities to use 80-amp Level 2 chargers for a slower 19.2-kW refill, or begin patrolling the public charging network. Regenerative braking is standard on the Blazer EV PPV.
With all its emergency lights, radio equipment, and computer, a cop car’s rap sheet of electrically demanding tools can be lengthy. GM says the Blazer EV PPV could idle for 20 to 50 hours on a single charge, which sounds like one helluva story, should an officer need that much time to write an incident report. Top speed is limited to 130 mph, but GM indicates that could be increased with aftermarket equipment.
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