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General Motors reportedly creating electric-powered Corvette sub-brand


Reports indicate that both a four-door coupe and an SUV have been proposed at GM, but under the performance Corvette name 

Much like how Volvo created a brand out of its Polestar division, General Motors is reportedly planning a similar move with its Corvette nameplate. 

Reports from Car and Driver indicate that a stand-alone Corvette brand could be coming in 2025. 

As a fully-electrified brand, the Corvette name is set to transition into a multi-model production, featuring both a sleak, four-door coupe and an SUV. 

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022 rear 3/4
The Corvette name may soon be turned into a brand, if reports are true

Sources inside GM told Car and Driver that the proposals for the Corvette-branded vehicles were unique and included 800-volt architecture, ‘high-revving’ electric motors and multi-mode four-wheel steering, to name just a few. 

The future Corvette EV sportscar – in the past rumoured to be called the E-ray – is likely to support this new model lineup in a near-future full of electric metal. 

This means that the Corvette Z06 supercar, with its fire-breathing 5.5-litre V8 engine, could be one of the last ICE Corvettes to be produced. 

Chevrolet Corvette 2022 red
The current C8 Chevrolet Corvette

Could the future Corvette models sit on the Ultium platform?

As we reported earlier this year, the upcoming Corvette ‘E-ray’ – the electric successor to the current C8 Corvette – is slated to be one of the first performance models to sit on GM’s Ultium flexible battery architecture.  

General Motors has thrown significant money into its Ultium platform, investing over $7 billion so far to produce its Ultium battery packs. 

GM’s Ultium platform can be configured in 19 different ways

While Ultium will sit beneath large-scale vehicles such as the next electric Hummer and the Silverado EV pick-up, GM says that Ultium batteries and motors can also be combined with a range of different layouts: 19, to be precise. 

Ultium will also sit beneath future cars including the Cadillac Celestiq, Chevrolet Blazer and the Chevrolet Equinox.

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