1977 Chevrolet Blazer goes electric
Chevrolet Performance has carried out quite a transplantation recently, swapping an old Chevy K5 Blazer to electric power. The car will debut in its full glory at the upcoming SEMA360 online show.
The project sheds light on the company’s latest conversion kit called the Electric Connect and Cruise. Using it, automakers and car enthusiasts alike can switch vintage rides to modern powertrains while keeping their appearance completely intact and authentic. The particular kit used here included wiring, a 60-kWh traction battery fitted with heating and cooling pumps for optimal start conditions, and an eCrate engine rated at 200 hp (150 kW). The powertrain is otherwise nearly identical to that of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
Authorized dealerships will receive the crate kit for sale in the second half of 2021, Chevrolet reports.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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