The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. However, instead of just one electric Corvette, you will have two entirely different styles to choose from starting in 2025 and according to one report, neither is a 2-door coupe we’ve come to know. In fact Chevy is going to launch the Corvette sub-brand as a performance-based lineup of EVs in 2025…
Chevrolet is expected to play a significant role in the company’s transition, yet there’s been little talk of an electric Corvette, at least from the automaker itself.
President Biden himself drives a 1967 Corvette, a gift from his father, who ran a Chevy dealership for several years. He claimed in 2021, “When they make the first electric Corvette, I get to drive it.”
His wish may soon become a reality. In April, GM President Mark Reuss spilled the tea, announcing:
We will offer an electrified and a fully electric, Ultium-based Corvette in the future.
GM’s Ultium platform allows enhanced shape, stance, and engineering flexibility. Engineers behind the architecture designed it for a range of model sizes, styles, shapes, and performance capabilities with up to 800V battery pack and 350 kW fast charging capability.
However, new information suggests GM’s Corvette will not only get a fully electric version, but it will also get its own brand with different styles and models.
Two different electric Corvette styles expected in 2025
According to sources from within the GM Tech Center who spoke with Car and Driver, the first electric Corvette proposals are “copies of nothing,” adding:
Corvette is not just a brand. It’s a constantly evolving system paired with a dramatically different user experience.
The first two styles from the Corvette brand will include a four-door coupe and a crossover. (Still no sports car?) However, the models will help carry the Corvette name into the future. The sources continued to explain:
The aim is not to beat Taycan and Cayenne at their own game but to create three American legends capable of breaking new ground by making the essence of Corvette scalable. To do so, that essence must at all times be in a state of progressive flux.
Top comment by Cypress
Too late for what? 2025 is only 3 years away, and GM has plenty of EVs in the pipeline. Exotic sports cars aren’t exactly high volume markets, and currently those enthusiasts want V8s and and bigger with “vroom-vroom” engine sounds. You just have to cruise the corvette forums to see how anti-EV that crowd is.
Current EV adoption in most of the US is 2% or so. Only a few markets like CA and select other states are in the teen percentiles.
An electric Corvette sports car is an intriguing idea with instant torque, but it looks like we will have to wait a little longer for information on that one. On the bright side, Corvette enthusiasts will have several new styles to choose from when they hit the market.
Making a Corvette SUV and 4-door would seem to be sacrilege however. Just like Mustang purists scoff at the Mach-E, I’m sure the same, if not worse will be in store for these Corvette varients.
However, we have said it before, launching in 2025 may be a little too late. With several high-profile EV releases in the next few years, it makes sense that GM is waiting, especially with the crossover.
A four-door Corvette could be a hit for GM at the right price point, but again, waiting until 2025 may be costly. What do you guys think? Leave us your thoughts below.
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