Common Motors’ GM Evolve has posted a super-macho, 12-minute video of its upcoming Chevy Blazer EV Police Pursuit Automobile (PPV) that particulars its crime-fighting efficiency and technological highlights.
Based mostly on the SS efficiency trim degree of the Blazer and the Ultium platform, this 2024 machine is purpose-built for its duties, and tailor-made for the high-speed chase, together with an authorized speedometer, heavy-duty suspension, underbody skid plates, and 20-inch metal wheels. It’ll cease due to a set of high-performance Brembo brakes.
A 400-volt all-wheel-drive system powers the PPV, and whereas its not fairly a match for the SS mannequin, the electrical Blazer is able to as much as 498 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of immediate torque.
The Ultium platform provides a low middle of gravity for dynamic dealing with to fulfill the calls for of regulation enforcement. Judging from the video, the PPV seems the a part of a chase automobile with its beefy, aggressive design: As one commenter put it, he’d like to see it on the street, “simply not in my rear view mirror.”
This Blazer is supplied with a 105 kWh battery, offering a GM-estimated vary of 250 miles with conventional emergency gear. Its charging capabilities can add as much as 71 miles of vary in 10 minutes or 141 miles in about half-hour.
Different options included a rear digicam mirror, rear door handles that may be disabled, keyless entry and contactless ignition. As soon as the important thing fob is detected, the automobile will begin. If the fob is eliminated, the automobile will enter “Protected Idle,” the place the automobile is powered and unlocked, prepared for a fast chase.
The corporate says the Chevy Blazer RS AWD would be the first to launch this summer season, adopted by the RS RWD and 2LT AWD, set to start manufacturing this fall. Don’t count on to see the police model till the primary quarter of 2024.