An all-electric Chevrolet Corvette is being built, but a hybrid version will come first, General Motors president confirmed Monday
“We will offer an electrified and fully electric, ultium-based Corvette in the future,” GM President Mark Reus wrote in a LinkedIn post. “Actually, we will offer an electrified corvette early next year. Details and names will come at a later date.”
Reuss’s description as a separate model of “electrified” and “fully electric” corvettes means that the “electrified” version has almost certainly added one or more electric motors to a hybrid, current Corvette’s V-8 engine.
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Reuss further announced that based on GM’s EV-specific Ultimate architecture, cars আ including the seemingly Corvette EV প will have an energy recovery system that collects heat from the battery pack and “warms the cabin, creating more efficient charging conditions and even Use. Accelerate. ” This system helps increase the range by about 10%, Reus said.
The announcement of hybrid and all-electric Corvette variants confirms what has been widely questioned since the introduction of the current generation C8 Corvette 2020 model. It comes with a mid-engine layout that will make it easier for engineers to incorporate electric motors into hybrid versions.
As a candidate, President Joe Biden actually mentioned the 200-mile-per-hour electric corvette in the 2020 election campaign ad. GM began transferring Corvette engineers to the EV project at the time — the Hummer EV project, in particular — and another contemporary report indicates that GM could apply the Corvette name to an electric SUV.
Corvette is the latest attempt by an American automaker to turn green on a popular কিন্তু but inefficient নে nameplate. GMC Hummer EV channels design enough nostalgia for moving somewhere new, and so does the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
If we could have electric Corvettes, Hummers and Mustangs, it seems that the possibilities for electrifying autonomous icons are almost limitless. But are there any automatic icons that should not be electric? Should something be left in the past?