Kindred Motorworks Electrifies a ’40s-Era Chevy Pickup Truck

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The electric vehicle revolution is upon us. And while we’ve come to expect car manufacturers to make the slow but inevitable conversion of their entire lineup to battery-powered engines, it’s still staggering whenever we see restomod firms electrify old classics.

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One such Bay Area-based company has taken it upon itself to help ensure vintage rides continue to live on the highways and byways. Already offering electrified options of the VW Bus and the first-gen Ford Bronco, Kindred Motorworks has now pulled the cover off its latest EV conversion: the Kindred Chevy 3100.

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Based on the half-ton Advance Design pickup truck models from 1947 to ‘53, the new 3100 electromod gets an updated powertrain in the form of a 74kWh direct drive electric AC motor capable of 294hp and a 200-mile range. The interior gets an overhaul as well, with an EV gauge cluster based on the one from the original car, a touchscreen multimedia center, smartphone interface integration, and a high-quality sound system.

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The buyer is also able to fully customize the exterior color, although several options are suggested by Kindred such as the period-correct cherry red. With a 2024 delivery date, the Kindred Chevy 3100 is available to pre-order for $159,000.