Last week, General Motors announced it will bring 20 new battery-electric cars to market by 2023 and two of them will arrive within the next 18 months. That’s a lot of product.
GM also attached a teaser photo to the announcement, which shows the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the automaker’s first step in its aggressive electrification plans, flanked by what we assume are a handful of the coming electric cars. At first glance, there’s nothing special about the silver sheets sitting the background, but a closer look reveals one interesting silhouette.
Unlike the other cloaked cars, one doesn’t have a tall roof or a long wheelbase: it looks short, features a long hood and a pronounced rear wheel arch. We think GM may have a sporty electric coupe in the pipeline.
While we can’t confirm what kind of car it is, its proportions lend itself to the Camaro with the long hood, sloping roofline and muscular rear hips. But, it could be an all-new vehicle, too, or even a Cadillac. It’s safe to say this is a two-door model, however, noting the point where a side mirror sits and the space from the door to the outlined wheel shape.
We should note, Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser previously said a Camaro hybrid—and presumably an electric variant—is not on the table “while I have the keys to the store.” “It’s not in the DNA. I wouldn’t say ‘never’ but it’s not in the DNA of the Camaro. Those of us that work on the Camaro are purists, we love the original, long hood, the strong shoulders, the mantra that ‘nobody needs a Camaro, they want a Camaro,'” he said last year.
Therefore, the jury is out on what this particular car may be. But, it’s real, and it’s coming by 2023.