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General Motors unveils the E-Ray hybrid as the first “electrified” Corvette

The E-Ray will be the fastest Corvette in production.

Later this year, General Motors will start selling it’s first-ever “electrified” Corvette for more than $104,000. The legendary car’s all-wheel-drive system will be another first.

According to the automaker, the E-Ray will be the fastest Corvette in production. It will cover a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds and go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.

The E-Ray’s design is reminiscent of various supercars including the present-day Corvette Z06 track car. According to Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet, “This car has symbolized innovation throughout its 70-year past and surely represents the future of what this car is capable of delivering moving ahead.”

The Corvette will eventually be available in the all-electric form, although GM has not provided a release date. By 2035, the company says, it will only sell all-electric vehicles.

The hybrid engine of the E-Ray includes a front electric motor that generates an additional 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of power. Compared to a conventional internal combustion engine, it offers a faster takeoff. 

GM stated that the small-block V-8 and E-electric Ray’s motor together produce 655 horsepower. It will be offered as a coupe and a convertible.

According to Harlan Charles, product marketing manager for the Chevrolet Corvette, the hybrid system was created exclusively for the eighth-generation Corvette. The majority of the energy used to charge the battery system is generated during regular driving, coasting, and braking.

Because a hybrid Corvette offered higher overall performance for the car, GM chose it over a PHEV.


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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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