Chevy Unveils Blazer EV Police Cruiser
Aug. 18, 2022—Chevrolet on Tuesday unveiled images of its new 2024 Blazer electric police vehicle, the first all-electric, pursuit-rated vehicle from the automaker.
Though its final specifications won't be released until closer to its launch in Q1 2024, a news release from Chevy says the PPV cruiser will be based on the Blazer EV's performance model. The PPV model will also be offered with "specific police content" such as skid plates, steel wheels, police-rated tires and "additional emergency equipment support," as well as having the capacity to handle light-duty towing.
“The Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV is designed to meet or exceed the demands of the nationally recognized Michigan State Police annual vehicle testing,” GM Fleet U.S. VP Ed Peper said via the news release. “Its performance will be a game-changer.”
In addition to several performance modifications, the Blazer EV PPV also has several interior adjustments for law enforcement as well. Seats are designed to accommodate bealths and wearable gear, the front row features a "police-spec" center console, the rear cargo area is larger than the civilian model to accommodate more gear, and a wide-angle rear camera that helps enhance visibility around prisoner partitions, cargo barriers and other loadouts is standard in all PPV models.
“During the Blazer EV’s development, we spoke with many law enforcement groups across the U.S. and Canada to learn how an all-electric PPV would serve them best and the Blazer EV PPV delivers,” said Peper. “There is strong interest and we believe it has the opportunity to improve how police departments and their officers work with their patrol vehicles.”