Is it wrong to like this Chevrolet Bolt pickup?
It shouldn't work... but for some reason it does!
If you're looking for truly affordable EV transportation, you can't get much better than the Chevrolet Bolt. One of Tesla's hottest competitors in urban America, the Bolt has proven itself time and again as a way of bringing EVs to the mass markets.
But what if you need something just a little more... practical? Rural, perhaps? Well, what about this custom Chevrolet Bolt pickup?
Without a doubt, this is a concept that shouldn't work on principle, but for some reason we still love it.
It turns out that this is actually the work of a professional, who apparently offers conversions for a tidy sum. ChevyBolt forum user "Bolt Pickup" is offering to carry out the work, charging $20k to convert an existing Bolt, or $50k to do the same to a new 2020 Chevrolet Bolt.
The conversion itself is quite well done, with some clever tricks to enable parts to be re-used, such as turning the stock tail lights vertically. The load bed is made from Aluminium to withstand rough use, while the B-pillars have been shaped from fibreglass.
According to the builder, the bed can handle around 800lbs in the rear cargo area, and features upgraded brakes, suspension, and spray-on Rhino bed liner. However, there is very little other than this in terms of details, and no mention of how the safety of the car is affected or adapted for the conversion.
Clearly, this is an unusual creation, but we can't see it taking off. Should Chevrolet themselves offer a variant of the Bolt, it could go down well though - bringing EVs to rural villages and farms is the next step, and a Bolt-Ute may just be the answer.