GM’s eCrate drop-in Electric Engine

Chevy pulls out the V8 and drops in a 200-hp Bolt e-drive
Chevy pulls out the V8 and drops in a 200-hp Bolt e-drive
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Ever since it revealed the show-stopping 700-hp eCopo Camaro at SEMA 2018, Chevrolet has been developing out its eCrate “Connect and Cruise” aftermarket electric drive. It’s now preparing for a 2021 launch and follows last year’s E-10 pickup up with another all-electric SEMA classic truck rebuild. The 1977 K5 Blazer-E looks like every other hard-nosed two-door K5 utility vehicle out there, but instead of a V8 grumbling away under its hood it relies upon a 200-hp Bolt EV-derived electric powertrain. read more