The goal is to inject future EVs with sports car passion.
They will be moved on September 1st.
Might Corvette engineers learn a thing or two on EVs in the process?
GM has vouched $20 billion for EV and autonomous vehicle technologies and Corvette engineers might prove useful as they reinvented Chevrolet’s sports car. Their know-how might push development in new directions.
“This move will help this already dynamic team further push the boundaries on what our future EV battery systems and components can deliver when it comes to excitement and thrilling performance for our customers,” said Doug Parks, executive vice president of global product development and purchasing and supply chain, according to an internal memo, a copy of which was obtained by Automotive News (subscription required).
This news story could be read in two different ways. Clearly, Corvette engineers have the right mindset when it comes to problem-solving as they’ve created an exceptional car in the C8, the first mid-engine one of its kind. Their moving over to EV and autonomous projects could certainly move processes along. However, rumours of an electric Corvette have circulated for a while and perhaps it is they who will earn valuable insight following the transfer.
Ken Morris, GM’s vice president of autonomous and electric vehicle programs, said in a statement: “General Motors is committed to an all-electric future. I’m excited to be putting the team that redefined supercar performance, design, and attainability in key roles to help us integrate and execute our EVs to those same high standards.”