Converting Cars into Electric Vehicles
GM's New eCrate Conversion Kit
From Gas Guzzler to Electric Vehicle
GM has come up with a great new idea. It's a kit to convert gas guzzling cars to electric. It's called the eCrate conversion kit. And GM just demonstrated the results on a 1977 KS Blazer-E converted to electric power. The kit uses Chevy Blazer EV batteries. The big question is: how difficult is the kit to use?
GM Says Easy Electric Conversion
GM claims the eCrate makes for easy electric conversions. GM also says there is tremendous demand for this upcoming kit as people want to build their own electric vehicles. They'll sell it through Chevrolet Performance starting in the second half of 2021.
The kit is formally known as the Electric Connect and Cruise package and it's based on the Chevy Bolt EV powertrain. The kit contains:
- 60 kWh battery pack
- 200 horsepower electric motor
- DC-to-AC power inverter to drive the electric motor
- DC-to-DC power converter to power low voltage systems
- Wiring harnesses, controllers and water pumps for battery heating and cooling.