Back in November of 2020, General Motors selected Lingenfelter as the first aftermarket company in developing the Certified Installer Program for the GM eCrate Electric Connect and Cruise system. This particular third-generation Chevy El Camino was converted to all-electric power over the summer, and has since accumulated hundreds of test miles to validate the electric motor swap concept.
“This OEM and aftermarket collaboration opens exciting new opportunities for the aftermarket performance community and will draw a new demographic of enthusiasts,” said the COO/VP of Operations at Lingenfelter, Mark Rapson. “The project not only validated the concept but demonstrated the excitement EV performance offers. The performance and fun factor of driving the car has impressed everyone who has had the opportunity behind the wheel.”
Unfortunately, specs on this concept were not provided. However, the Electric Connect and Cruise package revealed last year included all the components needed for a full all-electric powertrain conversion, including a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery, an electric motor capable of producing 200 horsepower, a DC-to-AC power inverter, a DC-to-DC power converter, controllers, wiring harnesses, and a water pump.
Back in 2019, General Motors unveiled the all-electric E-10 Concept, a Chevy C10 pickup outfitted with a 450-horsepower all-electric powertrain and framed as a preview of the GM eCrate powertrain. Looking forward, the new GM Concept Electric Connect and Cruise eCrate Package program is expected to launch sometime in the first half of the 2022 calendar year.
Now, however, the Lingenfelter Chevy El Camino EV conversion is on display in the EV Performance area of the 2021 PRI Show, which is taking place at the Indiana Convention Center. Check out photos of the electrified Chevy straight from the show floor right here:
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