Genovation made a splash with its C6 Corvette-based GXE electric car after the vehicle set a couple of important records. The electric Corvette first smashed the electric-car top speed record and then broke the standing-mile record all with batteries and electric motors.
Now, the electric Corvette will head to production after Genovation announced two strategic partnerships to build the GXE. The company will base the production car on the C7 Corvette, which it showed a rendering of last year. At that time, it said a proposed price would be around $750,000. It’s unclear if that price still stands with this new announcement.
The two partnerships include Prefix Corporation, a Michigan-based design and engineering company, and Stafl Systems, a California-based company known for electrical systems, battery packs and performance. Both companies will be integral to the GXE Corvette’s production. And work has already begun.
Work on prototypes of the production car is currently underway at Prefix and the electric Corvette could make its proper debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show next January. If the car stays true to its performance specifications, expect 660 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque coupled with a 50/50 weight distribution.