Chevy will introduce a fully electric version of the truck C10

Chevy will introduce a fully electric version of the truck C10

November 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The presentation of the American pickup, which received a vintage look and a fully electric powerplant, will be held at the SEMA exhibition, which is dedicated to tuning.

Chevrolet will present several interesting cars as part of the SEMA Show 2019 tuning exhibition. One of them is the E-10 Concept truck, which, as you probably already guessed, pays tribute to the C10 pickup truck from the beginning of the 1960s.

  The 1962 C-10 truck was taken as the basis for the new project. As Chevy representatives separately note, the car harmoniously combines a vintage look with modern technology. Visually, it retains the overall shape and size of the original model, but the illuminated Chevy logo, LED lights at the front and rear, as well as an understated suspension with 20-inch and 22-inch wheels (front and rear) dramatically change its appearance.

  A completely digital display appeared in the cabin, which replaced the usual instrument cluster of the original truck. The rest of the interior retains the classic layout, the only major upgrade is a new set of seats with leather trim.

Much more important changes have occurred under the hood. In place of the original 4.6-liter V8 engine, the Chevy Connect & Cruise conceptual powertrain now offers “about 450 horsepower.”

 The engineers decided to borrow some elements from the Chevrolet Bolt electric car – in particular, the electric motors themselves, two 400-volt batteries and a conventional automatic transmission.

 Power from the electric propulsion system is transmitted exclusively to the rear wheels. Acceleration to the first “hundred” takes about five seconds.

Not so long ago, we wrote about the electric version of the Chevy Corvette, created by a third-party company. The all-electric version of the iconic American supercar can accelerate to 338 km / h. The guys from Genovation worked on the electric car project.