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Old 04-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Steamwhistle Brewery converts '58 Chevy pickup to electric

Neat marketing exercise: Steamwhistle Brewery's Vancouver people converted a '58 Chevy Apache pickup:




Not sure of the specs. In the first YT vid, looks like possibly small format lead, or large format lithium in the bed.

And likely an AC system, since it was done with the help of Azure Dynamics.

Web page: Steam Whistle Brewing - Retro Electro - A Vintage Hot Rod Driven by 100% Green Electricity

They're releasing a series of YouTube vids on the project too. So far, they're more "marketing" than "info", but here you go:




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Old 04-07-2011, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MetroMPG -

While I have no proof, I think I saw a converted 1960's electric pickup at the Irwindale speedway on drag-race Thursdays. I say this because there was almost *no* sound when it accelerated, and the acceleration was like a bat out of heck.

It was *not* the truck you posted, because the truck bed was different and it was a green and white two-tone. It also had zero-signage to say it was an electric.

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Old 04-07-2011, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool. Well I have to say this one caught my eye because I've done a fair amount of daydreaming about converting an old truck into an EV as a replacement for the ForkenSwift some day. Why? Because I mostly use the FS as a utility vehicle anyway.

Of course drag strip performance wouldn't be on the spec list. NEV type specs, similar to the current EV, would be fine.
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Oh... and I've also had Steamwhistle beer before... it's not bad :P

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