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In The Premier Event For Hot Rodders And High Octane, Chevy Debuts An EV

Chevrolet’s E-10 Concept Electrifies Hot Rodding World

General Motors‘ corporate messaging of “an all electric future” continues to influence what Chevrolet debuts during the 2019 SEMA Show – a safe harbor for all things high octane, high performance, high ground clearance, high speed, and occasionally, low taste. For the most part, the brand continues to cater to this audience with exceptional builds year in and year out, such as the original Chevrolet Colorado AEV Concept from 2017 that turned out to be the ZR2 Bison, or a Chevrolet Camaro with crazy luminescent paint from 2016. But when it comes to electrification, the brand continues to test the waters. We first saw this with the eCOPO Camaro Concept from last year’s SEMA show, which was a one-off electric drag racer. For this year, combustion-loving enthusiasts will have to decide how they feel about the Chevrolet E-10 concept electric pickup truck.

For now, Chevrolet is officially stating that the eCrate propulsion system behind the Chevrolet E-10 is a “concept” Connect & Cruise package, and not meant for production. However, the numbers certainly are adequate for any production truck or SUV this system may find itself in. Peak output is 450 horsepower, while estimated range is 250 miles.

That output is above any gasoline engine currently offered in any Chevrolet truck or SUV, while 250 miles nearly matches that of the miserly 2020 Bolt EV electric hatchback. In fact, this concept system actually utilizes two Bolt EV battery packs bumped up to 400 volts, and is then mated to a 4L75-E SuperMatic transmission. 0-60 is in the five second range, with quarter mile times in the 13 second range.

This Connect & Cruise electric powertrain teased in the Chevrolet E-10 pickup could very well remain in the concept phase for now. Because any battery system that can produce 450 horsepower and offer an exceptional 250 miles of range can only mean thing: it would command a very expensive price tag.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.


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  1. Yeah ! It looks nice !
    And, of course, nowaday the most important thing is “being electric + ecologic” !
    Ha ha ha again yeah … but alas !… nobody exactly !… says how it costs (in real terms of pollution) to create and to eventually recycle, such a “car/former pick-up/toilet cabin”.
    Though I’m a true fans of old cars/pick-up versions …
    My mere opinion !

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