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”.
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.
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?