Converting Cars into Electric Vehicles

 GM's New eCrate Conversion Kit

                                                        Source:  GM 1977 KS  Blazer & 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.

eCrate Components

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.
GM is also considering building a higher performance system using its new Ultium battery system.


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