Electric Chevy E-10 concept truck sounds like it has a V-8

I am imagine that electric vehicles sounding like combustion engine
vehicles is only a passing trend until some of us older people have
died off.
From EG
Ford isn't the only automaker who rolled into SEMA with an electrified
version of a familiar car. Chevy has unveiled an E-10 Concept hot rod
that looks like a slammed vintage pickup truck (the 1962 C-10), but
packs thoroughly modern EV tech. It's powered by a double stack of
concept electric crate motors that provide an estimated 450HP, or
enough to reach 60MPH in 5 seconds and obtain projected quarter mile
times in the "high 13 second range." There's even a
conventional automatic transmission. However, it's the sound that
really stands out -- Chevy's concept is built for hot rodders who'd be
self-conscious about the lack of engine noise.
The truck has a three-speaker sound emulator that mimics the two banks
of a V8 engine in the back, and induction in the front. It
automatically adjusts to gear changes, and can even emulate different
engines that include a generic V8 as well as two versions of the LS7
Z28 (tuned for touring and the track). You can also choose a
"futuristic" sound or plain silence if you're more
comfortable with electric power.
This isn't a completely from-scratch design. Chevy borrowed both the
power electronics and two battery packs from the Bolt EV. That saved
the automaker development time, of course, but the independent
arrangement of the batteries promises both more power and longer
range. The company won't say what that range is, but it's safe to
presume you'd have enough range to get home after showing off your
ride at the local meetup.
It won't surprise you to hear that there's no plans make a production
E-10. What you see here was up and running in less than five months.
This does, however, illustrate the potential future for both electric
crate motor tech and hot rod trucks. And this early experimentation
might be necessary. When numerous governments both in the US and
abroad expect to ban sales of fossil fuel cars in the next two
decades, it may become increasingly difficult to source gas engines
for hot rods.

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