Introducing the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray! Can you imagine those words being said on stage at a near future Chevy event? While there is no E-Ray (that we know of) in the works. Chevrolet has at least trademarked the term. According to HotRod.com, the company has a trademark on the name dating back to December 2015. While it’s not solid evidence they’ll ever make one, it does prove Chevy is taking the electric car market seriously.
Currently, their top two EV’s are the Chevy Volt and Chevy Bolt. While these cars don’t get nearly the press that Tesla gets, they are more readily available than Teslas. Right now you’ll have to get on a waiting list for the Tesla Model 3 but the Chevy Bolt is ready and waiting. Of course, the Bolt isn’t as sexy as the Model 3 but it would get you into an EV quicker. But I digress.
What we don’t know at this time about the future of the E-Ray is will it be a true all-electric vehicle or a hybrid, possibly employing a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that you may be familiar with from the world of racing. Will it show up in the C7 or C8 series? No one knows (or isn’t talking) as yet.
Corvette will for the foreseeable future carry the banner heralding performance but at some point in time performance is going to come out of a three-prong electric socket and not from the bowels of a deep-throated V-8. So, when is the E-Ray coming to a dealer near you? Not sure, but the oddsmakers tell us don’t be surprised to see one sitting on the showroom floor shortly after the end of this decade.
One thing I do know is, the E-Ray has to compete or even best Tesla’s top car. Hopefully, Chevy has it in them.Source: HotRod Magazine