Chevrolet is adding an increasing number of exciting new all-electric models to its lineup. Yet, the latest all-electric vehicle that the brand is showcasing isn’t new at all. In fact, it’s from the 1977 model year.
The 1977 K5 Blazer is the latest vehicle that has been converted to an all-electric model using the Chevrolet Electric Connect and Cruise package.
In order to accomplish this feat, the team at Chevrolet Performance retained as many parts of the original K5 Blazer model as possible. Ninety percent of the new parts used for the conversion came from factory components of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
This conversion process provided the K5 Blazer with a boost in both efficiency and power. The model’s original engine produced 175 horsepower. Its new electric powertrain increases that power output to 200 horsepower.
This isn’t the first vehicle that Chevrolet Performance has converted to all-electric using the Electric Connect and Cruise package. Previous conversions included the Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro in 2018 and the Chevrolet E-10 in 2019.
Chevrolet presented this all-electric Blazer at SEMA360 earlier this year. The plan is to have the Electric Connect and Cruise package available to the general public by the second half of 2021, meaning you could take your classic Chevrolet and futureproof it.
We here at Greenbrier Chevrolet Buick are interested to see where the future of electrification takes Chevrolet next. Whether it’s the all-electric 1977 K5 Blazer or the upcoming electric Chevy truck, Chevrolet is at the forefront of innovation.