The 1962 Chevrolet E-10 Electrical Pickup

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Checkout the 1962 Chevrolet E-10 Electrical Pickup. It runs on Electricity, not Ethanol. And Chevy’s new electric pickup is an old one.

1962 Chevrolet E-10 Electrical Pickup

The E-10 is actually a 1962 C-10 single cab truck that’s been modified with a battery-powered drivetrain.

1962 Chevrolet E-10 Electrical Pickup

The pickup, or as some would call it a “Lowrider”, made its debut at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas that features a prototype eCrate powertrain designed as an easy swap for an internal combustion engine. The automaker first exhibited the idea in the eCopo Camaro drag racing car at SEMA’s show last year.

The E-10 operates two of the motors rated at 450 hp combined that attach to a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. They get power from two Chevy Bolt electric car battery packs that take up the entire bed. Chevrolet says the E-10 is able to go 60 mph in five seconds and maintaining a quarter-mile in 13 seconds as it plays V8 pattern-like sounds through three speakers.

1962 Chevrolet E-10 Electrical Pickup

Although not available to the public yet, Chevrolet is thinking about offering the eCrate to car builders in the upcoming years and is using the E-10 to gauge interest.

According to reports, along with this custom build, GM is working on a production electric pickup that could start production as soon as 2021.

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