Chevy has reinvented a classic pickup truck, the 1962 C-10, with a modern powertrain that proves hot rodding is possible and just as fun behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Revealed at SEMA, the Chevrolet E-10 Concept borrows elements from an eco-friendly sibling, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, to generate an energetic performance, fueled by the strength of 450 horses.
With the E-10 Concept, Chevy showcases its ability to transform classic vehicles typically dependent on gasoline for fuel into eco-friendly vehicles that produce zero emissions, thanks to electrified powertrains.
The gas engine in the classic truck was replaced by the Connect & Cruise concept propulsion system. The system harnesses power from two batteries, each clocking in at 400 volts, and a double dose of the automaker’s innovative eCrate motors. A SuperMatic™ 4L75-E automatic transmission delivers a responsive performance worthy of the hot rodding world.
“The Chevrolet E-10 electrified Connect & Cruise concept system reimagines the performance crate engine for hot rodders,” said Jim Campbell, vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “As General Motors continues to work toward our vision of a zero-emissions world, concepts such as this help us get there, while still supporting the enthusiasts who love to drive vintage vehicles.”
While the Chevy E-10 Concept won’t go on sale nationwide, you can customize your own Chevy truck to be just as cool. To learn about Chevrolet accessories and other innovations for your truck, visit DeLillo Chevrolet.