GM has announced plans to build electric Chevrolet Corvettes.
Chevrolet Corvette EV – Overview
The legendary American sports automobile ‘Chevrolet‘ is switching to electric power.
President Mark Reuss of General Motors announced the news and the first photographs of the future electrified Chevrolet Corvette.
He claims that the vehicle might be on the market as soon as “early next year.” And Corvette’s electrification is the least intriguing aspect of the announcement.
The front tires are powered in the video, implying that the Corvette is going all-wheel drive.
Chevy appears to be gearing up for an all-wheel-drive future.
The undisclosed, high-performance Corvette C8 Z06 is expected to have AWD, and the video almost confirms it in the EV version.
The EV Corvette appears to be built on the existing mid-engine Corvette architecture, allowing plenty of room for motors on each axle in the front and back.
Internal combustion engines necessitate extensive upgrading to accommodate all-wheel drive’s additional driveshafts and differentials.
However, it only requires another motor and some computer programming with EVs.
GM has been silent about replacing the small block chevy in the Corvette with batteries and motors.
The earliest rumors of the vehicle surfaced several years ago when GM relocated the Corvette team to Warren, Michigan’s EV plant.
And today’s announcement doesn’t provide much insight into the situation. For example, GM did not reveal the estimated pricing point, battery range, and 0-60 mph times.
The Corvette faithful has been anticipating this day for a long time.
The Corvette is the ultimate American sports vehicle, and its beating heart has been a small block Chevy V8 since virtually the beginning.
So, of course, an electric Corvette will lack the satisfying roar of a V8.
Still, the electric motors will more than make up for their explosive performance, especially if it has motors on each axle.