Electric vehicle technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. You can’t deny the appeal of not using gasoline, so Genovation has unveiled an all-electric Chevrolet Corvette. They had an amazing display next to our booth at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, so our team found themselves bewildered by the car. It is based on a late-model Z06, except instead of the supercharged V8, it has two AC motors fed by 800 volts.
Most production electric cars are based on a 400-volt system, so doubling the voltage allows for lighter components and more efficient power delivery. This all adds up to a cruising range of 175 miles and a top speed over 200 mph. This is achieved by retaining the stock Corvette 7-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic transmission. Electric motors don’t need gear reduction, but the Corvette’s gearbox is part of the rear suspension, and it allows the engine rpm to be optimized to a lower operating RPM.
We first encountered their C6 test car at Johny Bohmer’s proving grounds. NASA has basically turned over the Shuttle Landing Facility to him, and it is perfect for high-speed testing.
The conversion starts at $750,000 which doesn’t include your donor car. It involves a complete disassembly to treat the interior to full Aniline leather and a Harmon/Kardon audio system. Every component from the DC inverters to the turn signals is integrated into a new Can-Bus, with all system information available via BlueTooth and WiFi. No detail was too small, and the LED body accent lighting will show the battery’s level of charge by the color it emits as you approach the car. The process is available for any Stingray back to 2014, and only 75 cars will be produced. So if you are interested, click the link below and stay with us for more electrifying news.