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Electric Corvette Confirmed, But There Will Be a Hybrid Version First

The arrival of a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette caused quite a stir two years ago, and while the reaction was mostly positive, it still involved a major break with tradition. Not everyone was happy.

As has been widely speculated on, there’s another radical transformation coming to the Corvette in the next few years: electrification. The new news was confirmed this morning by General Motors (GM) boss Mark Reuss, who told the CNBC network that an electric Corvette is coming soon, after the launch of a hybrid version in 2023.

The electric Corvette will of course use GM's Ultium platform. As for the name of the model, E-Ray has already been suggested and it makes a lot of sense. We'll see. In the video shared with the announcement, we can guess that it’s a hybrid model in action, the big clue being that a V8 engine can be heard in the background.

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Chevrolet will have to deliver plenty of power and performance if it wants to attract buyers to either the hybrid or full-on electric Corvette. With a 670-hp Z06 version of the Corvette C8 Launching soon, we can expect even more with a hybrid and an electric version. The 1,000-horsepower figure has been circulating through the grapevine. We’ll see.

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