The Chevrolet Corvette Is Officially Going Electric
Hybrid and all-electric ‘Vettes are coming in 2023.
The Ferrari-esque flat-plane V8 between the latest Chevrolet Corvette’s axles won’t be the only radical powertrain option ushered in by the American sports car’s eighth generation.
“We will have an electrified Corvette next year, so it’s coming very quick,” GM President Mark Reuss told CNBC’s Phil LeBeau during an interview on Squawk Box. “This is in addition to all of the great performance that Chevrolet and Corvette have been known for, for many, many years with our internal combustion engines.”
The first electrified ‘Vette will be a hybrid due for launch in 2023, followed by an all-electric version sometime after, reports Car and Driver. It’ll be underpinned by GM’s Ultium battery platform, which is already used in the GMC Hummer EV and Chevy Silverado.
No info has been released in tandem with the teaser video showing the camouflaged car, but the front wheels spin before the rear, indicating that the electric motors are fitted to the front axel.
C&D adds that the hybrid might wear a trademarked “E-Ray” badge and offer around 1,000 horsepower from a combined electric and gasoline-powered outputs.
More details about the upcoming Corvette EVs will likely be announced in the coming days.