GM teases ‘electrified’ version of the Chevy Corvette coming next year

GM teases ‘electrified’ version of the Chevy Corvette coming next year

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General Motors volition merchandise an “electrified” mentation of the Chevy Corvette adjacent year, followed by a afloat electrical mentation of the iconic sports car soon aft that, the automaker’s president Mark Reuss said on CNBC Monday.

Reuss wouldn’t corroborate erstwhile the all-electric ‘Vette would marque its debut, but did enactment that “this is coming precise quick.” The automaker plans to proceed selling gas-powered versions successful the meantime.

“This is successful summation to each the large show that Chevrolet and Corvette person been known for many, galore years with our interior combustion engine, truthful it’s an summation to [that],” Reuss said.

An electrical Corvette would apt origin arsenic overmuch excitement and contention arsenic Ford’s determination to merchandise an electrical Mustang. The Corvette nameplate has agelong been associated with awesome powerfulness and a large exhaust. A wholly silent, instantly torque-y mentation of the Corvette whitethorn upset immoderate long-time fans, but GM seems assured it tin inactive triumph implicit caller customers.

When Reuss says that an electrified mentation of the ‘Vette volition beryllium retired adjacent year. It’s apt helium means a hybrid — possibly adjacent a plug-in hybrid with a rechargeable artillery — though a spokesperson for Chevy did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

The Corvette would beryllium the latest conveyance successful the Chevy lineup to beryllium electrified. Last year, GM announced that it would beryllium releasing electrical versions of the Chevy Equinox and Blazer SUVs. Teaser images were released during the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, with GM noting that the Equinox volition retail for a suggested terms of $30,000 successful an effort to thrust broader adoption of electrical vehicles successful the US. The institution besides unveiled plans to merchandise an electrical Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

The accomplishment of the Silverado, Equinox, Blazer, and Corvette EVs would enactment Chevy astatine the forefront of GM’s $35 cardinal propulsion to electrify its full lineup by 2040. In addition, the institution is producing the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV, the Hummer EV pickup and SUV, the GMC Sierra EV, and the Cadillac Lyriq and Celestiq.

Other Chevy vehicles are getting sidelined, though. GM said precocious it would nary longer supply artillery replacements for the all-electric mentation of the Chevy Spark, which was archetypal released successful 2013. The institution is moving toward making and replacing artillery packs successful implicit 140,000 electrical Chevy Bolts aft a bid of fires forced the automaker to halt production.