Just last week, Chevrolet Performance revealed the new Electric Connect and Cruise package, which is offered as a project-car-ready, all-electric crate motor and battery combo that’s perfect for anyone looking for an EV upgrade. With the reveal came the 1977 Chevy K5 Blazer-E, a custom SUV rocking the aforementioned Electric Connect and Cruise package under the hood. Now, Chevrolet is providing us with a behind-the-scenes look at the new Blazer-E build in the following one-minute, 15-second video.
The video is simple, showing a time-lapse of the four-week build process that went into adding a new electric heart under the hood of the Chevy K5 Blazer-E, all while a moody soundtrack plays in the background. The build includes a swarm of technicians, with the SUV rising and dropping on the lift, finally coming together before driving away under its new electric power.
As GM Authority covered previously, the Chevy K5 Blazer-E concept vehicle is now running a 60-kWh lithium ion battery pack and electric motor, which provides 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The motor mates to a new electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission, while the original transfer case, driveshaft, and axles are left intact.
The battery pack is the same unit used in the Chevrolet Bolt EV, and mounts in the rear cargo area along with the same cooling and overcharge protection systems as the Bolt. The Blazer-E also comes with the same regenerative braking system as the Bolt EV.
Extras include aftermarket electric power steering and an electric vacuum pump for the brakes.
Looking ahead, Chevrolet Performance says it has plans to offer new high-performance EV crate engines, as well as GM’s latest Ultium battery system for greater capacity and range.
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