Yes, Chevy Really Is Planning on an Electric 4-Door Corvette—and an SUV

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GM Plans 4-Door, Crossover ‘Vette EVs, Sources SayChevrolet
  • Power for the future EV Corvettes will come from the latest iteration of GM’s modular Ultium battery packs, although the structural platform will be unique to Corvette.

  • This latest intelligence on timing for the long-rumored Corvette sub-brand conflicts with recent stories that the crossover EV could launch as early as next year as a 2025 model, which would be an ambitious timeframe.

  • Meanwhile, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid (above) is expected to launch in the second half of this year.

Latest intel on the impending Corvette sub-brand lineup of EVs says the four-door model comes to market in calendar 2026, followed by a crossover version in 2027.


These battery-electric Vettes will not be built on General Motors’ Ultium flexible “skateboard” platform that is the basis for everything from the Cadillac Lyriq and Celestiq to the GMC Hummer and Chevrolet’s Silverado, Blazer, and Equinox EVs, but instead will be built on a premium architecture unique for Corvette, according to AutoForecast Solutions and a separate source wishing to remain anonymous.

Power for the EV Corvettes will come from the latest iteration of GM’s modular Ultium battery packs.

Given the special Skunkworks-style treatment granted to Corvette development over the years, this “prime” EV architecture will certainly be optimized for chassis performance.