Remember the electric Chevy S-10? GM was making battery-powered pickups 20 years ago

While you can’t walk onto a dealer’s lot today and drive off in a new, factory-produced all-electric pickup, 20 years ago you could.

Some of you may recall that GM made an all-electric Chevy S-10 for model years 1997 and 1998.

The U.S. Department of Energy, working in conjunction with EV America, offered a thorough look at the truck. Specs and performance data are posted below. You’ll see that initially the 1997 model equipped with lead acid batteries had a ‘driving cycle range’ of only 43.8 miles. That increased to 95.3 miles for the 1998 truck thanks to nickel-metal hydride batteries.