Chevrolet's next-generation Corvette will be electric

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray will be the C8-based hybrid with a pure electric drivetrain.

1/12/16 4:00 am chumakdenis 1

General Motors always keeps quiet when it comes to next-generation models.

We don’t know actually anything about the car before its release date – we have to admit that GM is extremely good at keeping everything on the QT.

However, there are always exceptions to every rule and, this time, we managed to dig up something for you.

Well, let’s not waste any time and delve into details.

“Corvette E-ray” trademark

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General Motors registered the “Corvette E-Ray” trademark on December 16, 2015, and here’s where the company did the fatal flaw.

The company behaved as if nothing happened – even on the company’s official site there is no information about the new trademark.

How do you think, how high is a probability that GM didn’t want this information to be revealed?

I’m pretty sure that you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.

More digging

Unless it's a pure show car, it's unlikely the E-Ray will be a C7-based hybrid. The current Corvette is a tightly-packaged thing, and batteries are bulky. That makes a concept car of some sort all the more likely, especially with the Detroit Auto Show 2016 coming up.

 Unconstrained by the packaging of the real-world Stingray, this Chevy E-Ray concept may be a pure electric vehicle or a hybrid of any configuration.

Personally we do believe that it will be  the C8-based hybrid with a pure electric drivetrain.

Corvette itself is a mid-engined sports car and the ‘C8-package’ will ideally fit into the car.

Also, we reckon that the gas-powered C8, in whatever form it takes, will be complemented with a greener version – you know how rigorous emission standards these days in the US and Europe.
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We'll try to dig up more insider information about what the E-Ray will reveal itself to be.

Stay tuned with us if you’re up for more news about electrified Chevy Corvette.

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