This Prius-swapped 1946 Chevrolet pickup truck, dubbed the “Chevyota Priuck”, has the body of a classic truck and the near-silent operation of a modern hybrid – an unnatural pairing, to be sure, but the two halves go together the same way fries sometimes taste good when you dip them in your milkshake. Most people tend to think milkshakes make for an unusual dipping sauce for fried potatoes, but if it pleases you, who cares?
Naturally, some readers might get physically upset by this truck, as they were when a Prius-swapped 1967 Pontiac Firebird made its rounds on the internet, but we’ll defend this build to the end. Who can’t appreciate the time and effort spent creating something wholly unique, especially when the donor truck would likely have otherwise become scrap?
That’s not to say we mightn’t appreciate a roaring big block V8 in this truck even more.
Regardless, recent reports indicate the potential discontinuation of the Chevy Volt, so hybrid trucks and SUVs are probably about to become a lot more common as GM moves on from the Volt, electrifying a greater range of its models. Granted, we don’t imagine all those trucks will be front-wheel-drive, or built atop a car platform.
At any rate, be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind Chevyota Priuck in the video above.
(Source: Green Car Reports)