General Motors unveiled the 2024 Corvette E-Ray back in January, pulling the sheets on the very first hybrid-powered, all-wheel-drive production vehicle to wear the iconic crossed flags badge. Now, series production of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray is set to kick off at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, and GM Authority has the scoop on when production will officially get under way.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray will begin next week, on Monday, October 23rd.
For those readers who may have missed it, production of the 2024 Corvette Stingray officially began September 5th, 2023, as originally anticipated. Production of the 2024 Corvette Stingray was initially scheduled for September 5th, but was then moved to September 12th, then moved again to September 11th. However, the SORP ended kicking off on September 5th after all.
Meanwhile, the SORP for the 2024 Corvette Z06 officially began on October 2nd. All C8 Corvette variants are produced exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, the exclusive producer of the C8 Corvette since 1981.
As a reminder, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray is motivated by a hybrid powertrain that combines the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, the same engine cradled by the C8 Corvette Stingray, with a single front-mounted electric motor. The internal combustion engine sends power to the rear axle, while the electric motor drives the front axle. The electric motor gets its juice from a 1.9 kWh battery pack located between the seats. The combined output from this hybrid system comes to 655 horsepower.
Properly unleashed, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray can sprint to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. All C8 Corvette variants ride on the GM Y2 platform.