Chevrolet announced on Monday it will produce an electrified Corvette next year and in the future will offer a fully-electric version, according to General Motors president Mark Reuss. Chevrolet will continue to produce gasoline-powered vehicles. An “electrified” vehicle uses a hybrid engine or a fully electric motor.
“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,” Mark Reuss, President of General Motors, said on Monday in a Linkedin post. “In fact, we will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year. Details and names to come at a later date.”
— Chevrolet (@chevrolet) April 25, 2022
Accompanying Reuss’ statement, Chevrolet released a video on Twitter showing a C8 Corvette driving in snow with both the front and rear wheels spinning, possibly showing an all-wheel drive version of “America’s Sports Car”. The current Corvette is rear-wheel drive only.
“In addition, we also announced today Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, a patented onboard system that takes the heat generated by EV batteries and uses it to warm the cabin, create more efficient charging conditions, and even increase vehicle acceleration. And it can boost the vehicle’s range by about 10%,” Reuss said on Monday.