Editor’s opinion: Chevrolet is finally building an electrified version of its popular Corvette sports car, and the first model will be available as early as 2023. If we had to guess, the first electric Vette would most likely be a hybrid that would use one or two electric motors. to drive the front wheels, relying on a traditional gas engine to drive the rear wheels.
On Monday, General Motors President Mark Reuss confirmed electrified corvettes will be in addition to the new Z06 and other gas-powered variants.
Chevrolet shared a video on its YouTube channel showing off an electrified all-wheel drive Vette traversing a snowy track.
C8 already has a reputation fast off the line. Throw in all-wheel drive and it’s easy to see how the Corvette can get even more ferocious after the dig.
fully electric, Ultium The Corvette is also in development, but no timeline has been given for its arrival. Reuss said details and names of the new electric Vettes would be released at a later date.
The eighth generation Corvette (C8) debuted in 2019 as the first mid-engined model in the car’s storied history. A higher performance version of the Z06 was announced late last year and should go into production this summer as a 2023 model. It will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine producing 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque with a redline of 8600 rpm.
Late last year, GM said it would eliminate all passenger car exhaust emissions by 2035 and become carbon neutral by 2040.