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Looking at the placement of the batteries in the Blazer, I think there would be significantly more weight distributed closer to the rear axle than a traditional RWD vehicle and thus better traction in snow.
I agree, especially with snow tires it should be a tank in snow. It depends on the mission though and if you need AWD the option is there. I don't see much advantage to the FWD since it uses the same battery as the AWD but would have less traction when needed. The RWD is the clear choice if traction isn't a concern.
 

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Go to Chevy.com/BlazerEV and click on the Ultium video.
Ahhh. I see, thanks. Does seem like weight will be slightly more on rear. I did notice that my Cadillac dealer has 2 Lyrics on lot and 7 more in route. Seems that we may be getting closer to a Blazer production. I def will be ordering a RS when the dealer calls. Just did not know if I should go with AWD. In the past a FWD car was more than suffice.
 

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Ahhh. I see, thanks. Does seem like weight will be slightly more on rear. I did notice that my Cadillac dealer has 2 Lyrics on lot and 7 more in route. Seems that we may be getting closer to a Blazer production. I def will be ordering a RS when the dealer calls. Just did not know if I should go with AWD. In the past a FWD car was more than suffice.
I have been thinking about Rear Wheel versus All Wheel drive, and I never thought I would be looking at a Rear Wheel drive again (think snow and ice), but with the weight of the batteries bringing so much weight distribution to the back end I am really having a hard time deciding between the extra range of the RWD and the occasional snowy travel of the AWD. FWD was a big deal because the weight of the motor was over the wheels, and that doesn't exist any more with the electrics.
 

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We still don't know for sure which battery the AWD RS will come with standard and if the large pack will be an option. While I would love the Blazer EV RS AWD to come with the large pack. If the large pack is not an option, and the tax credit max MSRP is $55k for the Blazer like it is for the Lyriq, I'm not sure I could.justify the potential price difference between the Equinox AWD 3RS and the Blazer EV AWD RS if they have the same motors and battery packs. It could end up being more than $17k difference on price for a slightly larger car which gets slightly lower range.
 
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