What We Know About The 2024 Corvette E-Ray

What We Know About The 2024 Corvette E-Ray

We recently got a sneak peek at the anticipated 2024 Corvette E-Ray and posted a short video from Chevrolet which highlighted the sound (or lack thereof) emanating from the newest Corvette model. Chevrolet has just opened the floodgates, sharing more information about the car. Read on and we’ll work our way through several of the questions that many have been asking about this new avenue of Corvette performance.

Electrification and all-wheel drive do make their debut in the 2024 E-Ray Corvette. Thankfully, even the electrified version provides that V-8 performance so many Corvette enthusiasts have come to love. E-Ray is the only sports car that combines two separate propulsion systems to provide internal combustion reliability with the additional responsiveness and stability afforded by eAWD. This combination of old and new is wrapped in a wide-body stance similar to the recently-revealed Z06 Corvette. When it goes on sale later this year, the new E-Ray will be available in a removable roof coupe as well as a hardtop convertible model.

Is The 2024 Corvette E-Ray Electric Or Hybrid?

When the term “E-Ray” was first leaked, many proposed that with GM’s recent announcement to go all-electric, E-Ray had no choice but to go full-on battery power. Thankfully, that isn’t the case here. When asked if E-Ray is an all-electric or a hybrid, the answer could be – both!

Instead of burdening this latest Corvette’s owner with battery-only range anxiety, Chevrolet has combined the benefits of battery power and the internal combustion engine. As a result, E-Ray’s electrified propulsion system provides exhilarating acceleration to power out of corners and effortlessly complete passing maneuvers. It can also provide limited, all-electric propulsion at the driver’s discretion upon startup.

E-Ray combines that throaty V-8 growl with electrification up front. Lithium-ion batteries located mid-ship supply power to the front-mounted motor and gearset, which drives the front wheels.

Behind the passenger compartment, things are still business as usual with the 6.2-liter, gas-fired LT2 V-8 engine. In addition to the 495 ponies going to the pavement through those massive rear wheels, 160 horsepower is on tap to the front wheels thanks to E-Ray’s eAWD electric drive unit.

The additional 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels are supplied via a 1.9 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack located between the seats. Space is always a premium with…

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