- K5 Blazer-E is an electric retrofit
- Uses GM's coming crate motor
- Available in second half of 2021
Electric Connect and Cruise packages will be on sale next year.
When Chevrolet introduced its all-electric eCOPO Camaro drag car at SEMA in 2018, it was a real gamechanger, taking even the traditional bracket-racing musclecar into the realm of clean, green power. Then last year it showed the E-10 pickup truck at SEMA, demonstrating that its electric Connect and Cruise package could go into a variety of project cars and trucks. Now at this year’s SEMA360 virtual industry trade show, Chevy has another electro-winner—the 1977 K5 Blazer-E, an all-electric retrofitted SUV meant to gauge interest among SEMA members who may want to do their own EV conversions using the electric equivalent of a crate motor.
Chevy will be surveying SEMAtites to see which cars, trucks and SUVs they were thinking of converting to electric drive, and to see if they’d consider a plug-n-play package like GM’s Electric Connect and Cruise kit.
The 60-kWh battery pack takes up most of the bed, but a little more packaging engineering could get it in right.