The Tru 140S was one of the first Chevy vehicles to feature MyLink and WiFi connectivity. Alongside its partner in crime, the Code 130R, the two vehicles paved the way for cars like the current-gem Camaro and Cruze.
Using the previous-generation Cruze as a base, the Tru 140S produced 150 horsepower from a 4-cylinder engine, and was capable of getting 40 mpg, or so said Chevy. If built, Chevrolet would have priced it around $25,000, similar to the estimated price of the fictional Jolt EV.
But is there an actual case for an electrified version of the Tru 140S? Absolutely, says its creator.
The faux Jolt EV was imagined by a man named Matt Teske, and his idea for an electric future doesn’t start and end with sedans and SUVs. “The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a great first step,” he says on the website, “but not enough.”
He wants a sporty electric vehicle, as do a number of consumers. With the market emerging even more clearly for the electric vehicle, and the infrastructure to support it, a sporty-enough, electric coupe could be the logical next step for companies like Chevrolet, or even Tesla.