In the course of "vetting" a vice presidential running mate, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden might have accidentally spilled General Motors' future product plans.
In an 80-second campaign spot posted on Biden's Twitter account Wednesday, Biden surprises by not talking about politics but cars, and his love of the Corvette and the American car market. In it, he says, "They tell me" that GM is making an all-electric version of its iconic sports car that will go 200 mph.
Turns out there are plans. Someone familiar with Corvette production at its Bowling Green Assembly in Kentucky confirmed to the Free Press there is a plan for an all-electric version of the Corvette, but the timing and its maximum speed are unknown.
The electric version is likely at least two years or more out, the person said, noting it will follow GM's performance versions of the car due to market over the next year. The person declined to be named because there was no authorization to speak to the media.
GM spokesman Jim Cain,when asked about an electric Corvette,said company policy is to decline to discuss future products.