Turn A Chevy Bolt Into A Pickup For $20K

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We wouldn't recommend it though.

The Chevrolet Bolt is a truly affordable EV and is the hottest competition the Tesla Model 3 has faced thus far. The Bolt has been around for three years now and has seen some impressive updates, making it an even more attractive buy, but recent cases of cars catching alight might send customers bolting for the door.

The Bolt's saving grace might have arrived just in time, and it could prove to be the lynchpin that keeps driving sales of this cute little EV. No, actually it's an abomination and should be destroyed in a self-inflicted fire. Introducing the Chevrolet Bolt pickup truck.

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From the above Twitter post, one can clearly see a Chevrolet Bolt with a loading bed instead of rear seats, and this is not some backyard cut and paste job either. ChevyBolt forum user "Bolt Pickup" is claiming to offer these conversions for a tidy sum. "I am converting a Bolt to Bolt Pickup for a client that is testing it for delivery service. The cost is $20K to convert your existing Bolt or $50K to convert a new 2020 Bolt."

The conversion uses some ingenious tricks, such as turning the Bolt's stock tail lights vertically. The load bed is made of aluminum, and the B-pillars have been shaped out of fiberglass.

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According to the builder, the Bolt pickup can handle around 800 pounds in the back and features upgraded brakes, suspension, and spray-on Rhino bed liner. No one knows if this car is the only one in existence, and Bolt Pickup doesn't provide any further details other than the few thread posts, but at a cost of $20,000 no one in their right mind would consider this conversion. But if you're keen on the idea, we'd suggest waiting for the mid-cycle refresh due in the summer of 2021.

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