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GM Is Serious About The Future And Tackling All Segments With An EV, Including Sports Cars

The EV taps are about to open up at GM with numerous new EVs, potentially even a sports car.


  • Their flexible EV platform will fuel this revolution.

  • All segments include trucks, SUVs, and sports cars.


Back in early March, before North America fell victim to the increasingly potent COVID-19 pandemic, it was business as usual. At the time, GM revealed its flexible EV platform, elaborated on its potential, its Ultium batteries, and teased a number of body styles. Now, it would seem as though confirmation of an electric sports car has “leaked”.

GM Reveals Flexible EV Platform Strategy

Many manufacturers are very serious when it comes to EV and in North America, GM looks to be taking the lead. At this very moment, GM has only the Chevrolet Bolt EV on sale but they’re not concentrating solely on the future. In the US, the Chevy Bolt Federal tax credit was reached last year when the 200,000 units were delivered. Sales did slow after the rebate was removed but GM is now offering an $8,500 rebate on a cash purchase, or 0% financing for 72 months with a $4,700 allowance. Here in Canada, Chevrolet’s online builder shows no such rebates and a 2.99% financing rate on a 60-month plan.

Chevrolet Bolt IZEV program
Chevrolet Bolt EV | Photo: Chevrolet

In an interview with Electrek, Tony Johnson, marketing and advertising Boss at Chevrolet cars and crossovers, said that GM’s banking on the as-of-yet untapped market of new EV buyers. In order to do so, he specified: “We’ll definitely fulfill unique customer needs and expand our portfolio. The only way we can grow this movement is to start attacking each segment one by one.” Electrek then enquired: “A performance all-electric sports car?”

Johnson replied, “If we’re serious about the future, right?”

One of the many profiles shown hovering above the EV platform in the video is that of a coupe. To us, it looks very much like that of a Camaro… Will the next-generation Chevy pony car be an EV?

2020 Chevrolet Camaro LT1 – Matt St-Pierre

2018 Chevrolet Bolt | Photo: Olivier Delorme
Chevrolet Bolt | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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