Chevrolet, the manufacturer of the great American sports car has announced that its Corvette is going partly electric.
Chevy pulled the wraps off the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, revealing a dual powertrain affair, with a 6.2L Small Block V8 sitting behind the driver in a mid-engine configuration.
This model of the Corvette is the quickest production model ever made, with a 2.5-second 0-60 time. That time upsets the current title holder, the monstrous 2019 Corvette ZR-1 that can hit 60 mph in 2.85 seconds.
An electric motor is connected to the front wheels, providing an All-Wheel-Drive and instant torque for improved off-the-line launches. Together they’re bringing the Corvette into the electric future.
Another outstanding feature of this electrified sports car is that it does not need to be plugged in to recharge. Instead, the battery is exclusively charged by regenerative braking and when the vehicle is coasting.
The dual-powertrain arrangement comes with more benefits. With both axles powered, the E-Ray features eAWD, giving it better performance on the track and in adverse weather conditions. In addition, drivers can opt to drive only on battery power as long as the vehicle’s speed does not exceed 45 mph.
Techcrunch reported that Chevy says that the 2024 Corvette E-Ray will go on sale sometime in 2023. The MSRP starts at $104,295 for the coupe and $111,295 for the 1LZ convertible model.