Today GM finally announced the electric AWD Corvette and perhaps something that will have a wider consequence outside of car enthusiasts: GM’s Ultium platform’s “energy recovery system”. The EV tech will help boost range, help vehicles charge faster, and heat car interiors with excess heat produced by the batteries.Expand Expanding Close
GM is considering expanding the Corvette into a family of vehicles, with the first new vehicle being an all-electric crossover SUV with Corvette branding, according to a report by Bloomberg. If GM does go through with the plan, the electric Corvette SUV wouldn’t hit the road until at least 2025.Expand Expanding Close
General Motors has filed a trademark for a vehicle called ‘E-Ray’ — hinting at a possible electric Corvette.Expand Expanding Close
Earlier this year, Maryland-based custom carmaker Genovation set the top speed world record for a road-legal all-electric car, a modified battery-powered Z06 Corvette, reaching the record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph.
This week the company unveiled a new version of their concept with the same electric powertrain re-engineered for a C7 Grand Sport Corvette, which they are calling Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), and they plan to bring it to limited-production.
Maryland-based Genovation already set the top speed world record for a road-legal all-electric car earlier this year when it hit 186.8 mph, but after improving their battery-powered Corvette, the company decided to give it another go.
The modified Corvette, called Genovation GXE, did it again by reaching the record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph at Nasa’s landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.