A hybrid version of the Chevrolet Corvette has been confirmed for launch, and an electric version is also on the way.
In a tweet showing a camouflaged Corvette prototype undergoing cold weather testing, Chevrolet confirmed that an “electrified Corvette” – likely a hybrid – will be available “as early as next year”.
In the teaser video, the front wheels can be seen moving ahead of the rear wheels, confirming an all-wheel-drive setup. The video featured a dubbed V8 engine sound, suggesting it represents the hybrid version.
General Motors CEO Mark Reuss posted a new confirmation on LinkedIn, saying the first electrified Corvette is expected to launch in 2023 and the electric version will be built on GM’s new Ultium platform.
The first electrified Corvette will likely feature a small battery that works in conjunction with the existing engine, with power supplied to the front wheels by two motors while the V8 powers the rears.
Although official names for both cars have yet to be announced, Chevrolet trademarked the Corvette E-Ray name in 2015, and it’s likely to be used for the electric version.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-26 10:17:01