Features and Specs of Chevy E-10 Hot Rod Concept Truck
Isn’t it great when old meets new to create something truly unique? For example, smartphone cases made out of wood or old, exposed brick walls in a trendy Manhattan studio apartment or, in this case, the Chevy E-10 Hot Rod concept truck.
Original owners of the 1962 C-10 pickup probably never expected it could one day be powered by electricity (at least not in hot rod form), yet here it is. This concept takes the old C-10 base and amplifies it with the Connect & Cruise concept crate propulsion package.
[Read more: The Ford Mustang lineup gets an all-electric model]
Electric Performance Specs
Not only is the concept designed to provide electric power, it’s also designed for hot rodding. So, it should come as no surprise that it has an approximate power output of 450 horsepower, even though it uses components from the Chevy Bolt EV.
The system has two electric motors and two 400-volt batteries. This is paired with a SuperMatic™ 4L75-E automatic transmission. Though the batteries do provide 60 kWh of power each, they have to be mounted in the bed of this particular truck, so any ideas you had of this particular concept heading to market can be dismissed. Still, you never know what we might see next from Chevy’s electric mobility advancements.
Hot Rod Features in the E-10
Of course, electric power is just part of the story with the E-10 Hot Rod concept. Putting “hot rod” in the name is an array of equipment, but helping to ensure it blends in with other hot rods is a sound emulator that is meant to produce an audible similarity to a V8 engine. If, however, the driver wants to show off their futuristic power capabilities, the emulator can produce a “futuristic” sound or remain silent.
The motor stack allows three motors to be stacked on top of one another in order to optimize power delivery, and when you combine that with the battery setup, the E-10 has double the power produced in a Bolt EV, even though it shares components with the model.
We may never see the Chevy E-10 Hot Rod concept truck on the road, but it does give us a glimpse into what Chevy is capable of when it comes to electric mobility. We can’t wait to see where this sort of experimentation leads us down the road. To stay tuned, check back to the Sleepy Hollow Auto blog.