In case you haven’t realized yet, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are making a push to be the mainstream of transportation in the US. And whether you like this idea or not, there are certainly some advantages and disadvantages to EVs. The Tesla Model S Plaid, for example, has gotten the attention of performance enthusiasts with its “Ludicis Mode,” rocketing the car to sub-two-second 0-60 MPH times. And with over 1,000 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, these vehicles should be a force to be reconded with. However, lack of range on the highway, slow charging times, among other things have drawbacks with EVs.
You’ve probably heard that GM plans to phase out all internal combustion engines (ICE) by 2035. And while this may seem like it’s a thing of the future, 13 years to be exact, it will affect the C8 Corvette sooner than later.
On April 25, 2022, Chevrolet released a brief 25-second video of the C8 with a statement saying, “In addition to the amazing new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coming this year, an electrified Corvette will be available as early as next year and a fully electric version to follow. Stay tuned for more.” In the video, we noticed a couple of things. First, the Corvette shown is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) model. Secondly, this variant in the video is a hybrid, as you can see the exhaust billowing out of the tailpipe.
It will be interesting to see how the hybrid Corvette and the all-electric version stack up against Tesla’s Model S Plaid. And evidently, we’re not going to wait very long to see which one will come out on top.