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A range of traditional gas engines will continued to offered in the iconic American sports car, too.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHEVROLET - A screen shot of the all-electric Corvette in the Chevrolet video released Monday, April 25.The President of General Motors, Mark Reuss, has gone on the record to state that the Corvette will be electrified as soon as next year. Details were thin, but Reuss promised an electrified version of Chevrolet's iconic sports car in time for the model's 70th anniversary next year, and an all-electric version to come.

"Some time ago we moved the Corvette team into the EV space in Warren, Michigan, and when we revealed the new mid-engine Corvette, I said there would be more to come," Reuss said. "This morning I sat down with Phil LeBeau of CNBC and finally answered the question I've been asked countless times. Yes, in addition to the amazing new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and other gas-powered variants coming, we will offer an electrified and a fully electric, Ultium-based Corvette in the future. In fact, we will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year. Details and names to come at a later date."

The Ultium system is already in use on the GMC HUMMER pickup and SUV, and enables that vehicle to achieve a 3-second 0-60 acceleration time. An electric Corvette could be even quicker. "In addition, we also announced today Ultium Platform's energy recovery system, a patented onboard system that takes the heat generated by EV batteries and uses it to warm the cabin, create more efficient charging conditions, and even increase vehicle acceleration," Reuss added. "And it can boost the vehicle's range by about 10%. It's a perfect example of how developing a ground-up EV platform like Ultium enables unique features not easily done with a retrofit."

Reuss did not provide any further details, but Chevrolet did release a video of an all-wheel-drive electric Corvette in action that can be seen here:.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVZ_HNDE2MY


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