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  • All-Electric C8?

    General Motors is concentrating their investment on fully electric cars, viewing hybrids—which save fuel by combining a gasoline engine with an electric motor—as only a bridge to meeting tougher tailpipe-emissions requirements, particularly in China and Europe. GM plans to launch 20 fully electric vehicles world-wide in the next four years, including plug-in models in the U.S. for the Chevy and Cadillac brands.

    “If I had a dollar more to invest, would I spend it on a hybrid? Or would I spend it on the answer that we all know is going to happen, and get there faster and better than anybody else?” GM President Mark Reuss (whom we all know) said in an interview.

    So, do you think GM will introduce an all-electric C8 before the C9 is released?

    Do you think GM designed the C8 with full-electrification in mind? We have all heard the rumor regarding the front electric motor for the Z06 or ZR1.

    Are you interested in two-second-flat or better 0-60 mph times, and low-10 second 1/4 mile times or better, or are you not interested if you can't hear the small block screaming behind your head?
    39
    I would not buy an all-electric C8 under any circumstances. Gotta have a Chevy ICE.
    38.46%
    15
    I would buy an all-electric C8 after the technology is proven.
    46.15%
    18
    Hell yes, I would buy an all-electric C8 as soon as they are released!
    20.51%
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    Bob Sliwa
    Currently Building an All-Electric,1963 Split-Window Coupe Restomod.
    2020 C8 - 2LT, Elkhart Lake Blue, Black interior; Z51, Mag Ride, E60 lift, 5ZZ high wing, ZZ3 engine appearance,AH2 GT2 seats, Red Calipers

  • #2
    I don’t think the C8 will go all electric. A clean slate design would make more sense what with batteries and electric motors to incorporate.
    Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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    • #3
      I abstained from voting, as I don't think GM will offer an all-electric C8. The C9 or C10, though, could have an all-electric version.

      I'm OK with electric vehicles, especially since battery range and battery life keeps improving. I read an article that the Tesla Model 3 battery has an expected life of over 300,000 miles, if the recommended charge/discharge cycles are maintained.

      The upcoming Tesla Roadster is expected to establish new performance standards for street-legal passenger vehicles, and also have a range of ~600 miles.

      Electric vehicles are also, generally, lower cost/mile to operate.

      So, I'd say an E-Ray™ will certainly occur sometime in the future.
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      • #4
        What we may have to look forward to......a few Tesla Roadster specs.....


        Musk says that the new Tesla Roadster has a top speed greater than 250 mph, which would make it among the fastest road-legal cars ever built. Tesla says the Roadster is capable of running the quarter mile in just 8.8 seconds, which makes it faster than the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

        The Roadster has one motor up front and two out back to give it all-wheel drive. Total torque output is a whopping 7,375 pound-feet.
        Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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        • #5
          I didn’t vote for any of your choices. My fully electric decision maker is when they get the full recharge time to ten minutes or less and batteries that are reliable to 150,000 miles.
          There is a madness to my method!

          2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
          2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
          79 coupe Silver/oyster
          All one owner
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          • #6
            Agree that any future electric 'vette won't be a C8. But I suspect eventually the only new Corvette available will be all electric. But by then I'll probably be too old to climb in and out of one anyway.
            SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

            Purchased 5/2/2015,
            >35,000+ miles

            Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

            Never grow up - It's a trap.

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            • #7
              An electric C8 ??? . Does it come with a CD with the sounds of a V8, Gotta have my V8 in the morning, lol Another reason you need a 2LT with the 14 speaker Bose sound system. Especially with the all electric C8 so you can play that CD with the sounds of a V8, it needs to come with. I can drive safely, but sorry I need sound.

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              • #8
                The C8's new electronic architecture is a big step toward the future of electric cars for GM, is it not? Even the brakes involve electronics. It could very well happen. But, . . . give me a throaty (real) exhaust note and some Rock & Roll, please.
                Last edited by Ralston; 08-14-2019, 03:23 PM.
                C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                  An electric C8 ??? . Does it come with a CD with the sounds of a V8, Gotta have my V8 in the morning, lol Another reason you need a 2LT with the 14 speaker Bose sound system. Especially with the all electric C8 so you can play that CD with the sounds of a V8, it needs to come with. I can drive safely, but sorry I need sound.
                  SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

                  Purchased 5/2/2015,
                  >35,000+ miles

                  Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

                  Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                    What we may have to look forward to......a few Tesla Roadster specs.....


                    Musk says that the new Tesla Roadster has a top speed greater than 250 mph, which would make it among the fastest road-legal cars ever built. Tesla says the Roadster is capable of running the quarter mile in just 8.8 seconds, which makes it faster than the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

                    The Roadster has one motor up front and two out back to give it all-wheel drive. Total torque output is a whopping 7,375 pound-feet.
                    Eh, it's Tesla and Musk is the one talking (great guy, but he likes to make crazy claims. See attached picture. Yes... later on in the thread he said that he's not joking. May still be, but who knows). I personally won't believe those specs until the car is actually released. Who knows when that will be though, it's already been delayed and they aren't exactly known for getting their cars out in a timely manner.

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                    • #11
                      I tend ti keep my corvettes a long time as I use them as daily drivers...i fully expect this sub 3 second to 60 mph corvette to hold me over for quite a few years...

                      i dont really see a need for a full ev corvette but if handling braking amd acceleration cam be imoroved id consider it.

                      i voted no because if the full ev corvette costs over 100 grand I wont bother...

                      id rather have a fullev corvette crosstrek awd sports cuv for my wife.. instead of buying an alfa romeo cuv or porsche macan cuv...

                      full ev yes...soorts car cuv four doors small like the macan but like the tesla model y underneath...just not so ugly as the model Y



                      yes I believe the platform with central backbone and six bolted on chassis components allows for great flexibility...

                      do what Tesla does and use the battery as a structural component bolt on six chassis components...put a motor upfront and a motor out back...add tall wheels and tires youve got a street rod sport cuv with four doors and awd...corvette crosstrek...

                      lay the groundwork with the four door cuv sports car four door for expanded market halo effect...

                      allow cadillac a heavy luxury version, buick a pedestrian luxury version, gmc a professional grade version and chevy an inexpensive version..

                      thats five ev s right there..

                      maybe make the gmc version a “Hummer “ edition...

                      all ev s.

                      go big or go hime.
                      Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                      • #12
                        PS ...electric helpers to early spin turbos for the dohc v8 coming will arrive first for no lag.
                        Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                        • #13
                          Trust me, they designed the central backbone for the battery pack in the C9.

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                          • #14
                            Trust me, its okay, its not loaded, I’m a good driver, don’t worry honey..........famous last words(a song from the seventies).....😎
                            Last edited by Meldoon; 08-14-2019, 01:35 PM.
                            Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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                            • #15
                              I would like to see a more electric corvette. But realistically speaking the C8 Corvette could provide a platform for an electric Cadillac ELR. Here is how and why.

                              https://www.torquenews.com/5474/2020...illac-supercar

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