Brewery Turns '58 Chevy Apache Into Electric Hot Rod


Steam Whistle, a brewery based in Toronto, is home to a fleet of classic rides used to promote and deliver its pilsners, and among them is a that runs on green power.

The Apache, part of the brewery's Green Initiatives project, has been retrofitted with 24 lithium batteries that provide a driving range of about 93 miles, according to the brewery’s website. A high-efficiency motor supplied by Azure Dynamics (which also supplies motors for Ford’s Transit Connect small cargo van) can produce 465 pounds-feet of torque at only 200 rpm.

An ongoing video series documenting the creation of the green-powered Apache — nicknamed “Retro Electro” — is posted on Steam Whistle’s website here.

[H/T to Steve for the tip]


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