MC&T has been reporting about the plans of an all-electric Corvette for some time. We understand it to be a different machine than the high performance C8 Corvette E-Ray that has been seen side by side with the Z06 at the Nurburgring earlier this year. The all-electric Corvette we are talking about is an all-electric sedan. Our own Manoli Katakis recently took to the microphone with Steve Garrett, host of the Corvette Today podcast, and Keith Cornett, head of Corvette Blogger, to share the details.
About 23-minutes into the 45-minute YouTube video, hosts Steve and Keith ask Manny about the future of the Corvette Brand. There was speculation that GM was going to take the Chevrolet Camaro, and make it some sort of all-electric sedan. That sent the internet into a frenzy, and we’ve even seen some artist renderings of what it could look like. However this is not the case. An electric Camaro sedan isn’t on the board. But an electric Corvette sedan is.
As MC&T exclusively reported, the all-electric Corvette will be a sedan made to rival the likes of the Porsche Taycan (an all-electric Porsche sedan) and will make its way onto showrooms floors as soon as 2025. The base price for a Porsche Taycan is close to $90,000 (86,700), and GM is likely planning the Ultium-based Corvette EV sedan to come in around the price point with more power and more standard content, as we currently see with today’s matchup between the C8 Corvette coupe and Porsche sports car lineup. A Corvette electric SUV will follow by the end of the decade.
This news is huge for all who hold the Corvette sacred as a two-door performance vehicle. However, the brand cachet of the Corvette name is estimated to be worth some $12 billion USD (before inflation), and a family of electric Corvette sedans and utility vehicles can only mean that more pure expressions of the marque will become even more capable, exotic, and desirable.