by Marina Lelecas / April 26, 2022
General Motors president, Mark Reuss, announced in a LinkedIn post on Monday morning that General Motors would produce an electrified and fully electric version of the Chevrolet Corvette. Reuss notes in his post that the company will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year. The term “electrified” in the auto industry generally means a plug-in rechargeable hybrid or a gas-electric hybrid.
“In addition, we also announced today Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, a patented onboard system that takes the heat generated by EV batteries and uses it to warm the cabin, create more efficient charging conditions, and even increase vehicle acceleration,” GM President Reuss added. The energy recovery system can reportedly boost the vehicle’s range by about 10%.
Hybrid systems add additional power to the engine and in less time than gas powered vehicles. The new electrified system in combination with the use of energy recovery will undoubtedly create a far more powerful sports car.