GM revealed the “future of hot births” by upgrading its 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck.
The electric hot rod was named E-10. It was equipped with a conceptual power plant, which consists of two electric motors (eCrate), two 400-volt batteries and an automatic transmission SuperMatic 4L75-E. ECrate motors replace a conventional engine under the hood and connect to an automatic transmission that transmits torque to the rear axle. Two Chevrolet Bolt EV batteries provide power for the electronic components of the car. The capacity of each of them is 60 kW * h. General Motors expects that the power of such an electric pickup will be about 450 hp, and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph will take up to 5 seconds.
GM hopes the prototype E-10, which uses components from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, will help other enthusiasts convert vintage cars into more environmentally friendly cars that look great.
In recent years, such electrical modifications have become popular among many automakers. In particular, Volkswagen in September announced a project to transform old Beetle models into electric cars. Similar initiatives also come from Jaguar and Aston Martin.
How do you like the future of hot births? Or is it no longer a hot rod if the classic V8 does not roar under the hood?
Source: The verge