Meaning “Street Rods”, the name “Street Rod” designates this American practice by which old vehicles, private cars as light commercial vehicles are transformed, into vehicles of all extremes: inflated engine, often visible and chrome-plated, large wheels with ultra-bright rims, low hanging lights, flashy paint, etc.
Chevrolet adapted this recipe to its sauce to obtain a monster with a power of 330 kW on the rear wheels alone.
With its E-10 concept, Chevrolet is delighted to show that a thermal-electric conversion makes it possible to obtain a vintage-style vehicle with very high performance and combined with an absence of engine emissions.
To visually reproduce the shape of a V8 block, Chevrolet has designed a set with 2 combined electric motors (it is planned to be able to add a 3rd), hidden under the electronic equipment, and connected to the original automatic transmission.
If the rendering was not satisfactory, the manufacturer imagined a sound system, which, among the choices offered, can reproduce the noise of a large petrol engine modulated according to the actual shifting of gears. It is also possible to opt for a futuristic sound or to keep silent mode.
Either way, the heavy machine is capable of reaching 100 km / h in about 5 seconds.
2 Bolt packs
Behind the cabin, the 2 Chevrolet Bolt batteries are hidden under a rigid hood in the pickup part of the E-10 concept. Rechargeable simultaneously, they provide the E-10 concept with an exploitable energy capacity of 120 kWh.
The manufacturer had already presented last year at the Sema Show in Las Vegas a Camaro converted to electric (eCOPO concept), with an even more phenomenal power of almost 525 kW.
It took the in-house engineers 18 weeks from the blank page for the E-10 concept to start making its first laps on the track.
The LED lighting and the digital display dashboard betray the electrical conversion of the 1962 C-10 pickup.
Stronger next time
What is exciting is that we are just getting started. As we have done over the years with our high-performance heat engines, we will continue to refine and improve the electrically powered Connect & Cruise concept systems. Our goal is to provide greater power with greater reach, meeting the different needs and priorities of all types of enthusiasts.
What should we think of this direction taken by Chevrolet when sustainable mobility would rhyme with moderation without sacrificing the pleasure of traveling?
In style exercise or technological demonstrator, why not? But if it is a question of marketing a conversion kit of this type.
About the Company :- As you will have gathered from our Business Philosophy, as a family business we're committed to the sport of Hot Rodding. We've been involved since 1973 and over that time have built a number of rods including a '37 Ford coupe, '55 F100, '32 Ford roadster, '32 Ford sedan and our '28 Sedan Delivery that attended six Street Rod Nationals. Proof of our belief that street rods should be DRIVEN.