Chevrolet is preparing an all-electric Corvette

One of Chevy’s most iconic cars will get the EV treatment. GM has confirmed that it is developing an “all-electric” Corvette, and that an “electrified” (read: hybrid) version will be available as early as 2023. The automaker did not provide further details, and even the video attached to the teaser (here below) do not offer any hints. Still, it’s a big step forward – the Vette is synonymous with gas-powered American sports cars, and now it will be a poster boy for electrification.

A Corvette EV isn’t entirely surprising, mind you. GM plans to sell exclusively electric vehicles by 2035, and the Vette would only survive this transition with a power plant. Additionally, GM’s electrification strategy so far has revolved around more expensive halo vehicles like the Hummer EV. An electric version of Chevy’s sports coupe may anger combustion engine purists, but it could also attract customers who weren’t otherwise interested in electric vehicles or who were considering rivals like the Porsche Taycan or even the Mustang. Ford Mach-E GT.

As it stands, GM’s electrification efforts now span virtually every segment. It’s courting well-heeled pickup truck drivers with the upcoming Silverado EV, serving luxury buyers with the Cadillac Lyriq and reaching out to the mainstream with its upcoming Blazer and Equinox models. With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before Chevy’s signature vehicle ditched conventional engines.

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