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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    Obviously a mid-engine chasis makes no sense for an EV.
    But it makes an excellent basis for a hybrid - add an electric motor at the front to give 4wd, use it to harvest brake regeneration energy and then use the stored energy to increase torque/acceleration - just need to find somewhere for the batteries.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    But it makes an excellent basis for a hybrid - add an electric motor at the front to give 4wd, use it to harvest brake regeneration energy and then use the stored energy to increase torque/acceleration - just need to find somewhere for the batteries.
    It seems to me I've seen such schemes or heard of them, and the battery packs are long low and wide under the vehicle in its chassis.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    It seems to me I've seen such schemes or heard of them, and the battery packs are long low and wide under the vehicle in its chassis.
    Hybrids don't need the big battery pack that full EVs need - needs to be taken into account during platform development, possibly in the central tunnel.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    What would be interesting for real.. at least for me... would be one of these show up where it should be,.. over at a Cadillac dealership with a Crest on the nose. This car's styling SCREAMS Cien 2020. All Electric.. and ONLY electric.. I wouldn't bat an eye.. and I bet wallets would open even at a starting price of $100K. Because this is what the ELR SHOULD have been
    Now that would be an interesting way for Cadillac to use the C8's chassis while providing something different than a reskinned Vette. If Cadillac were to make it all electric it would truly be a different experience.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Yeah. The C7 will sell just fine, anyone who worries should find new worry beads. This guy, a month ago, said there was a 98 day supply, or under 7000 cars. No need to panic.

    By Justin Nohe Jun 25 2019 - 8:41am
    The C7 Corvette Inventory Is Diminishing Regardless of Upcoming C8 Reveal
    It wasn’t long ago that I read the C7 Corvette sales were struggling due to incoming C8. Just 2 months ago ***********.com reported that there were 9,000 unsold Chevrolet Corvettes crowding dealer lots and then as of 3 days ago they are now reporting that number has dropped by over 2,000 cars. The C7 is a hot Corvette and even with the C8 on the horizon people are still inclined to buy one.


    There is a lot of unknowns with the C8 Corvette, many of which won’t be answered until the July 18th reveal, and that is one of the biggest reasons the C7 Corvette is still very appetizing to some.

    The 7th generation Corvette stands to possibly be the last of the front engine Corvette and because of this could also act as a collectible to some. There are more than a few proud Corvette owners out there that still don’t want to see the mid-engine layout of the C8 as a “pure” Corvette and because of this, will continue along with their C7 Corvettes or even possibly jump up a model or 2 in order to maintain the “best” possible 7th generation Corvette experience.

    The *********** website goes on to say that the remaining C7 Corvettes the dealers have equate to a 98-day supply which will make the C7 available for a touch over 3 months. At this point we are less than a month away from the reveal of the C8 Corvette and if it fails to impress that 98-day supply could be cut down drastically but of course if it is revealed and it blows everyone away then that 98-day supply just became a much, much longer supply.

    https://www.torquenews.com/8047/c7-c...ming-c8-reveal
    I can add a bit of color to C7 Corvette monthly sales, production and Inventory

    Corvette.......Sales..........Production.......Inv entory (1st of Mth)
    January..........800...............1,717.......... ..8,000
    February......1,098...............1,672........... .9,000
    March..........1,284...............1,816.......... ..8,000
    April............1,372...............1,785........ ....9,000
    May.............1,875...............1,961......... ...8,000
    June............1,849...............1,844......... ...7,000
    July.............................................. ..........6,000 (84 days)
    Last edited by jpd80; 07-21-2019 at 03:13 AM.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    I can add a bit of color to C7 Corvette monthly sales, production and Inventory

    Corvette.......Sales..........Production.......Inv entory (1st of Mth)
    January..........800...............1,717.......... ..8,000
    February......1,098...............1,672........... .9,000
    March..........1,284...............1,816.......... ..8,000
    April............1,372...............1,785........ ....9,000
    May.............1,875...............1,961......... ...8,000
    June............1,849...............1,844......... ...7,000
    July.............................................. ..........6,000 (84 days)
    What am I missing here? How does production exceed sales and inventory go down?
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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Aside from this being their grandiose scheme, he sounds just as bad or just like any corporate taking head or politician.
    I see no reason why you should bad mouth Mark Reuss when he responded to the question by Autocar about electrification of future Corvettes.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Al465 View Post
    I see no reason why you should bad mouth Mark Reuss when he responded to the question by Autocar about electrification of future Corvettes.
    I didn't bad mouth the guy i just pointed out the typical response thing. You people need to get over it.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Moving the engine to the wrong place does free up room for electric motors in the front. AWD Corvette?
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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Be interested in a Hybrid version and just about all of Corvette's competitors offer them, not sure about an Electric Version, probably will be created but still think a Strong Hybrid/Electric is a better solution.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Evans View Post
    Moving the engine to the wrong place does free up room for electric motors in the front. AWD Corvette?
    Yes it does, granted an AWD Corvette with Electric Motor FWD would probably lose it's Frunk, but would be easier to package than front driveshaft and Diff.

    Then again, it does have that "Backbone" tunnel that could house the Driveshaft for Conventional powered AWD or the Batteries for Hybrid and Electric AWD.

    Going to be interesting to see what GM comes up with as I'm sure these variants were "designed into" the new C8 and there are no doubt some "mules" running around now.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    What am I missing here? How does production exceed sales and inventory go down?
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    Sorry for the confusion, there were some errors found by cross check.
    The rounded off numbers for inventory look a little fishy, GM only reporting in thousands?


    Here's corrected Sales for first six months

    Corvette.......Sales..........Production.......Inv entory (1st of Mth)
    January..........991...............1,717.......... ..8,000
    February......1,098...............1,672........... .9,000
    March..........1,770...............1,816.......... ..8,000
    April............2,064...............1,785........ ....9,000
    May.............1,875...............1,961......... ...8,000
    June............1,849...............1,844......... ...7,000
    July.............................................. ..........6,000 (84 days)
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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Hybrids don't need the big battery pack that full EVs need - needs to be taken into account during platform development, possibly in the central tunnel.
    Exactly - if the tranny was designed by GM to allow for electric support, ala what Ford is apparently doing for the transmission in the Hybrid Mustang, then GM could presumably create a hybrid vette with a relatively small lion battery pack that it shouldn't have trouble packaging in the chassis.

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    Re: New Chevrolet Corvette could get hybrid or electric versions

    Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang
    What would be interesting for real.. at least for me... would be one of these show up where it should be,.. over at a Cadillac dealership with a Crest on the nose. This car's styling SCREAMS Cien 2020. All Electric.. and ONLY electric.. I wouldn't bat an eye.. and I bet wallets would open even at a starting price of $100K. Because this is what the ELR SHOULD have been
    The thought of an all electric sports coupe done the right way is very
    appealing, retro fitting electric motors and batteries into ICE pathways
    would be a rather interesting project....

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