Steam Whistle, a Canadian brewing company located British Columbia, Canada not only brews beer, but they also are obsessed with being green. So green in fact, that they have a fleet full of old-school vehicles that they modified to run on electricity — which they then in turn painted green. One of their green machines that caught our attention was the Steam Whistle Retro Electro. Many of you might recognize it as a classic 1958 Chevy Apache pickup truck, albeit a little more Hulk-skin looking.
The Retro Electro is used for delievering fresh cold batches of pilsner all over the greater Vancouver, BC and is powered by 24 lithium-ion batteries that give the truck a driving radius of 150km and can be charged in 8 hours with its 220V/30A power source.
We find it rather humorous that a beer manufacturer would make a special vehicle for their promotion – does it have a breathalyzer attached to the ignition?
While we do not, ever, condone the butchering of a vintage ride, this blog does appreciate the modern greenering of our city streets. For that, GM Authority tips our e-cap to Steam Whistle for their brazen pioneering of some weird hybrid of classic and futuristic. Next time, fellas, don’t sample your latest batch before painting your promotional vehicle.