GM considers taking Corvette fully electric

General Motors is reportedly planning to establish the Corvette sports car series as an electric car subsidiary and to expand the model range. According to a media report, a four-door coupé and a high-performance crossover are planned in addition to the already confirmed classic electric Corvette.

This is reported by the magazine Car and Driver with reference to an insider. According to the report, the rebranding into a sub-brand for electric cars based on the Ultium platform is to take place in 2025. According to the report, the models will be equipped with 800-volt technology, a patented cooling concept, two-speed transmission and torque vectoring, among other things. The goal is to create “three American legends capable of breaking new ground by making the essence of the Corvette scalable,” the company’s inside source is quoted as saying.

The only official confirmation so far is that the new Chevrolet Corvette will be offered as a hybrid from next year, followed later by an all-electric Corvette based on GM’s Ultium platform. This was confirmed by General Motors President Mark Reuss in April. However, he did not reveal at the time when the all-electric Corvette is planned. Neither did he reveal the degree of electrification for the hybrid Corvette, so that everything from a 48-volt hybrid to a PHEV is possible.

Interestingly, Reuss was still quoted in the spring as saying, “We’ll have an electrified Corvette next year, so it’s coming very quickly. This is in addition to the great performance that Chevrolet and Corvette have been known for with our internal combustion engines for many, many years.” The tenor is that the electrified models will be additional to the market and will not replace the internal combustion-only models. If the report by Car and Driver proves to be true, management may now have changed its mind on this issue.

GM itself wants to bring 30 electric models onto the market worldwide by 2025. Tooth years later, in 2035, the US company wants to sell only electric cars.


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