GM Confirms Development of Fully Electric Corvette, Hybrid Version Coming as Early as Next Year

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General Motors has revealed that it has begun developing an electrified version of Chevrolet’s iconic sports car, the Corvette. Mark Reuss, President of General Motors, announced the news on his LinkedIn page today, confirming that both an electrified (i.e., hybrid) and fully electric model is being planned. The former is expected to arrive as early as next year.

Mark Reuss’ Post (LinkedIn)

Some time ago we moved the Corvette team into the EV space in Warren, Michigan, and when we revealed the new mid-engine Corvette, I said there would be “more to come.” This morning I sat down with Phil LeBeau of CNBC and finally answered the question I’ve been asked countless times.

Yes, in addition to the amazing new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and other gas-powered variants coming, we will offer an electrified and a fully electric, Ultium-based Corvette in the future. In fact, we will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year. Details and names to come at a later date.

In addition, we also announced today Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, a patented onboard system that takes the heat generated by EV batteries and uses it to warm the cabin, create more efficient charging conditions, and even increase vehicle acceleration. And it can boost the vehicle’s range by about 10%. It’s a perfect example of how developing a ground-up EV platform like Ultium enables unique features not easily done with a retrofit.

Chevrolet announced its latest Corvette, the 2023 Corvette Z06, in October 2021. The new $90,000–$97,500 supercar features a 5.5-liter V8 engine that can rev to 8,600 RPM and provide 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Speedsters will also find an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and updated aesthetics in the form of new fascias and more.

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