Apr 25, 2022 - Economy & Business

Corvette goes electric: GM turns sports car into EV

A sports car accelerates in the snow

General Motors released this teaser image to promote the electrified Chevrolet Corvette to come. Photo courtesy of GM

The Corvette roar is turning into a purr.

Driving the news: General Motors announced Monday that it will make electric versions of the iconic sports car, replacing the vehicle's rumbling engine with the soft whir of an EV powertrain.

  • GM President Mark Reuss said on LinkedIn that the plans include a fully electric 'Vette and an "electrified" version, which is industry parlance for hybrid or plug-in hybrid.

The big picture: Sports cars and luxury rides have been the first vehicles to go electric, so the 'Vette makes perfect sense as an EV.

What's next: The first electrified version of the Chevrolet car will arrive in 2023, GM says.

  • No word on pricing or battery range.
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