We’ve already had to break the news to you that the Dodge Challenger and Charger’s next generations are going fully electric. So many cars are heading to the all-electric highway, and now it looks as though the Chevrolet Corvette won’t escape a similar fate as we know the C8 is eventually going hybrid, and the next generation will likely do away with combustion altogether.
More recent rumours however show a very different strategy for the company, with Muscle Cars and Trucks reporting that General Motors is working on two new body styles for the Corvette. The first comes in the shape of an all-electric saloon which would aim its sights at the Porsche Taycan. This is expected to be revealed sometimes around 2025.
Similarly to that of the Ford Mustang Mach E, the marque is looking to follow the release of the saloon with an SUV, again wearing the Corvette nameplate. Very little else is known about these models, but it’s expected that this EV SUV will be based on the Cadillac Celestiq platform.
Just like the Mach E, this all-electric future of the badge will make some followers of the Corvette name question its use in this plan, but with Corvette turning into a sub-brand, it’s no surprise that Chevrolet would look to cash in.
On top of this, MC&T also reports that the current C8 Corvette won’t go entirely electric, with the C8 chassis instead only housing an eventual hybrid powertrain. This is currently under development, according to the outlet, and will be known as the Corvette E-Ray while being powered by two electric motors for AWD power.
We’ll be very interested to see how these rumours pan out.