GM has already said its future will be all-electric combining a strategy of zero emissions, zero crashes, and zero congestion.
In fact, the company has promised to bring at least 20 new electric vehicles to market by 2023, and tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Cadillac’s first entrant into the luxury EV market – the Lyriq SUV – will be revealed.
Such a corporate philosophy likely means that an electric mid-engine Corvette is in the works.
In fact, such speculation has been rampant ever since December 2015 when GM first filed a trademark for the name “E-Ray.”
That trademark was going to expire Aug. 1 if GM did not renew it. Now comes word that GM has indeed refiled to trademark the name again with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Now that doesn’t necessarily mean the company will ever follow through by using the name, but it only makes sense that an electrified version of the Corvette, if ever produced, would be known as the “E-Ray,” doesn’t it?
Since Tadge Juechter and his crew never comment on future products, we’ll just have to wait a few more years to find out for sure.
While some people think a Corvette without a big V8 gas-powered engine would be sacrilegious, they said the same thing about the mid-engine Stingray. And we all know how that turned out, don’t we? Personally, we’re inclined to believe an electric version would make a neat addition to an expanded lineup of Corvettes, especially if it delivers even-faster times from 0 to 60. Of course, not hearing that rumble would definitely take some getting used to, wouldn’t it?
What do you think? Would you want an electric Corvette in your garage?
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