Headquartered in Brighton, Michigan, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is best known for turning out tuned, high-performance General Motors vehicles with rippin’ internal combustion monsters under the hood. Now, however, Lingenfelter is stepping into the EV game with the new GM eCrate powertrains.
“Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is proud and excited to have been selected by GM as the first aftermarket company in developing the Certified Installer Program for their industry leading eCrate Electric Connect and Cruise system,” Lingenfelter recently stated on social media. “As a company Lingenfelter Performance is committed to a sustainable future in aftermarket performance and working with the industry leader GM gives us a great opportunity to help guide that future generation of aftermarket performance.”
As GM Authority covered previously, Chevrolet Performance unveiled its new Electric Connect and Cruise package late last month. The new GM eCrate powertrain includes a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery, a 200-horsepower electric motor, a DC-to-AC power inverter, a DC-to-DC power converter, wiring harnesses, controllers, and a water pumps to keep it all cool.
General Motors also indicated that it was working to develop new high-performance GM eCrate solutions “to fit a wider range of aftermarket applications,” as well as integration of the GM Ultium battery technology, the same technology used to power the all-new GMC Hummer EV pickup.
During the GM eCrate powertrain announcement, Chevrolet Performance said that participating dealers and aftermarket companies would receive training, tools, and equipment to work with the high-voltage drive systems. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will take part in a pilot training program that will help to refine the certification process for future installers.
Pricing for the new GM eCrate package is currently unavailable.