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Chevrolet built an electric Bolt-powered K5 Blazer for SEMA

It even keeps the Blazer's transfer case and axles.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Chevrolet K5 Blazer-E

The K5 Blazer is a classic SUV with a huge fanbase.

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Unfortunately, like most classic SUVs, it's dirty, slow and inefficient.

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Chevy sought to fix that by transplanting the electric heart of a Bolt EV into the Blazer.

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It keeps four-wheel drive by retaining an automatic transmission and transfer case.

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The EV swap was completed using 90% stock Bolt parts.

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The best bit is that the Bolt motor is more powerful than the old 400 cubic-inch V8 it replaces.

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The Bolt's 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack just gets bolted into the cargo area, though, which isn't ideal.

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This is will be sold as an Electric Connect and Cruise package and installed by a network of specially trained shops.

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