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Ever wish you could upgrade your old classic from dead dinosaur fuel to electricity? 

 

Chevrolet is poised to help you out. They just showcased a  1977 Chevy Blazer that had been retrofitted with a pre-production version of what they're calling the "Electric Connect and Cruise" powertrain, their first all-electric crate motor. 

 

It's a natural for Chevrolet to sell crate engines since they've produced the worlds most popular crate engine, the V8 350.

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This project used a motor from a Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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We're seeing more and more electric motor swap-outs by people who love their old classic car but not the emissions they produce.  As the major manufacturers transition to electric vehicles, we'll see all sorts of conversions.

 

What vehicle would you like to swap out motors with?  We're thinking a C3 Corvette would be a great candidate. 

About the author

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Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

Jeremy Smithson

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