GM President Mark Reuss spoke again about the electric Corvette to be launched early next year.
This is not any standard electric car, as you can see in the clip below how the front tires turn, which means it will be all-wheel drive. However, it will be based on the current Corvette C8 with a central engine, which leaves room for front and rear for engines on each axle.
The Chevrolet Corvette EV 2023 will use GM’s Ultium platform, which can be found in the company’s other vehicles, including the Hummer EV, Silverado EV and Blazer EV.
A hybrid could be available as early as 2023. One of Chevy’s most iconic cars will receive electric treatment. GM has confirmed that it is developing a “fully electric” Corvette, and an “electrified” version will be available as early as 2023. The carmaker has not provided further details and not even the video gives many clues. However, it is a big move – Corvette is synonymous with American gasoline-powered sports cars, and will now be the headliner for electrification.
An electric Corvette is not surprising
GM plans to sell only electric vehicles by 2035, and Corvette will survive that transition with just one electric model. Moreover, GM’s electrification strategy has so far revolved around higher-priced vehicles, such as the Hummer EV. An electric version of Chevy’s sports coupe may anger the purists of combustion engines, but it could also attract customers who weren’t interested in electric vehicles or who thought of rivals like the Porsche Taycan or even the Mustang Mach-E GT. the Ford.
GM’s electrification efforts are now expanding into almost every segment. It courtesy pick-up drivers with the upcoming Silverado EV, serves luxury buyers with Cadillac Lyriq and caters to the mainstream with its upcoming Blazer and Equinox models.
In this light, it was only a matter of time before Chevy’s flagship vehicle would abandon conventional engines.