Based on the 1962 Chevy C-10 pickup truck, the E-10 combines classic style with modern technologies, including an illuminated Chevy logo, front / rear LED lights as well as a lowered suspension sporting 20-inch and 22-inch wheels (front / rear) for a more aggressive stance. What really sets it apart is that GM replaced the original 4.6L V8 engine with Chevy’s electric Connect & Cruise concept crate propulsion package offering “approximately 450 horsepower” with “proven components from the Chevrolet Bolt EV.” Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The powertrain now boasts double-stack electric crate motors and two Bolt-sourced 400-volt batteries, mated to conventional automatic transmission that sends power exclusively to the rear wheels. This is good for a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of just five seconds, while the quarter-mile time is expected to be in the high 13-second range.
General Motors has the in-house talent required to create a concept like the E-10. With the innovative thinking and expertise our performance team, electrification team and many others at GM bring, this project went from concept to a running vehicle in 18 weeks to demonstrate what the future of an eCrate propulsion system and hot rodding could look like,” said Jim Campbell, vice president of Performance and Motorsports at Chevy.