General Motors chooses its Coahuila plant as the manufacturing center for the Blazer EV, a model that is part of its plan to develop up to 30 electric and autonomous models by 2025.
Chevrolet, a brand owned by General Motors, introduced its Blazer EV model, to expand its offering in the midsize electric crossover category, and anticipated that two more models will be available next year: Silverado EV and Equinox EV as part of its ambitious project to become carbon neutral by 2040, a plan that includes the development of at least 30 electric and autonomous vehicles by 2025, through an investment of 35 billion dollars.
The new Chevrolet Blazer EV model will be produced at the General Motors Plant in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, where the gasoline-powered Chevrolet Blazer is already manufactured, and which is currently undergoing a minor reconditioning process to begin production.
In April of last year, General Motors announced an investment of one billion dollars to expand the capacities of its Ramos Arizpe complex, and just prepare it to receive the manufacture of electric cars, and make it the fifth manufacturing site of GM North America in produce these types of units, and join Spring Hill, Tennessee; Factory Zero, in Detroit-HamTramck, Mich.; Orion, also in Michigan; and CAMI, in Ontario, Canada.
Francisco Garza, president and CEO of General Motors de México, trusted that other electric models of the company will also choose Mexico as a productive destination, since it has the technology, capabilities and workforce. “At the moment what we have is the Blazer EV,” he concluded.
Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS 2024 will be commercially available in the United States and Canada in the summer of next year, and until the first quarter of 2024 the offer will be completed with the SS version, and the PPV fleet model.
In Mexico, the marketing will begin during the last quarter of 2023, although the details of versions, prices and exact date of arrival will be known later.
Blazer EV will be available in the United States in different versions: 1LT, 2LT, RS and Chevrolet’s first high-performance electric SS model, along with a Police Pursuit Vehicle model for police services, demonstrating the advances of the company in terms of load capacity, speed and performance.