We have been talking about the electrification of the automakers during some weeks. It is something that is coming usual that during the last months the most of the marks are telling their plans to the electrification. The last is Chevrolet, by the hands of General Motors President, Mark Reuss, has announced that they are working on an all-electric Corvette, and have planned to launch a hybrid Corvette that could come as early as 2023.
Last week Reuss published on his personal Linkedin profile some details Chevrolet’s plans for the future of the Corvette, at the same time that in Twitter the brand published a video about this information of a camouflaged C8-generation Corvette announcing the electrification, so maybe the first hybrid car could be this model. The Reuss’s post does not go into details about powertrain layout or says anything more about this plan.
Continuing with the information that we have, the hybrid Corvette could use different engines, on one hand it could use the base C8’s 6.2-liter pushrod V-8 or on the other hand maybe the new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V-8 in the Z06. And about the naming, a rumour that was leaked in 2020 said the electric Corvette could be called the E-Ray.
Chevrolet, with the Corvette, was one of the automakers that has not announced the electrification plans until this moment. That was something expected because of the rumours that were leaked in 2020, and maybe the pandemic has postponed the plan, but we have the first information of this plan. The only thing that the Corvette’s fans have to do is waiting for more information, knowing that maybe the next year they are having a hybrid car, and that the brand is working on an all-electric vehicle, until this moment, that is all we know.