Chevrolet K5 Blazer turned into an electric carOctober 29, 2020
Chevrolet Performance has unveiled an electric 1977 K5 Blazer for the SEMA360 show.
The electric K5 Blazer is a concept showcasing the upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise package, which will go on sale in the second half of next year. This kit will allow you to turn old models into electric vehicles.
The transformation of the K5 Blazer SUV into an electric vehicle required getting rid of the factory 6.55-liter V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, fuel and exhaust systems. Instead of the original unit, an electric motor from Bolt EV with a capacity of 200 hp appeared (361 Nm). For comparison’s sake, the 400cc K5 Blazer developed 175 hp. (393 Nm). In turn, a 60 kWh battery is located in the luggage compartment.
Chevy Performance also outfitted the car with an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission, electric power steering kit, and an electric pump to provide vacuum to the brakes. The original Blazer transfer case, propeller shaft and axles shifted with conversion.
As for the SUV’s interior, it is worth noting the presence of classic devices, however, a special controller provides an opportunity to find out the battery charge level.
In addition, it was recently noted that a render image of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was published on the Internet. The appearance of this new item is expected in the second half of next year. The cost of an electric car will range from $ 40,000 – $ 45,000
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