GM Teases Electrified Corvette
General Motors president Mark Reuss shared news of an electrified and fully-electric Corvette, coming sometime in the near future; a teaser video followed suit.
According to Reuss, an electrified Corvette will be offered as early as next year, with specific names and launch dates to be disclosed in the future. A fully-electric Corvette would be based on GM’s modular Ultium platform, which is currently seeing use on the GMC Hummer EV and the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq crossover.
“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,” Reuss said. “In fact, we will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year. Details and names to come at a later date.”
This announcement was joined by an update on the Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, which will be able to use heat generated by the batteries to warm the cabin, create more efficient charging conditions and even increase vehicle acceleration. Reuss even added that the system could potentially boost EV range by as much as 10 percent.
“It’s a perfect example of how developing a ground-up EV platform like Ultium enables unique features not easily done with a retrofit,” Reuss said.
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