Big things are happening with the Chevy Corvette nameplate in the not-so-distant future, with GM considering the development of a new all-electric Corvette sedan to battle rivals like the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. In addition, GM is also considering development of a new all-electric Corvette crossover model.
This potential new all-electric Corvette crossover would be upscale with regard to appointment and high-performance with regard to the driving experience, and would rival similar models like the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, as well as the recently confirmed Porsche flagship all-electric SUV set to slot in above the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan.
Back in April, GM President Mark Reuss confirmed that GM is considering the development of a new all-electric, Ultium-based Corvette model. The confirmation was made amid the release of a teaser video for the upcoming Corvette C8 E-Ray, the first Corvette model to offer not only all-wheel drive, but also the first Corvette model to offer a hybrid powertrain. Total peak output from the Corvette E-Ray is expected to hit around the 600-horsepower mark.
With GM set to go fully electric across its passenger vehicle lineup by 2035, the release of a new Corvette EV is all but inevitable at this point. However, as GM Authority covered previously, the way in which such a model could come to market is most likely with an all-new vehicle beyond the current Y2-based eighth-gen Corvette C8. In terms of platform, the GM BEV3 architecture looks like the most likely candidate, with next-generation GM Ultium battery tech and GM Ultium drive motors for motivation.
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