At a press conference on Thursday marking the signing of a new strategic plan for the development of electric vehicles in the United States, Joe Biden mentioned the electric Chevrolet Corvette under development. The video with this fragment was posted on The Hill’s Twitter account.
According to the head of the White House, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has promised to put Biden behind the wheel of a promising electric Corvette, thereby confirming long-standing rumors of a possible full electrification of the legendary model. At the same time, it should be said separately that GM management has never confirmed plans to create a clean “green” version of the Corvette, thus we can say that the car was officially announced for the first time personally by the President of the United States.
Interestingly, Joe Biden was already talking in August last year about the upcoming electric Corvette project while still a presidential candidate. Then GM did not confirm or deny Biden’s information in any way, and many media outlets were sure that he simply confused it with a hybrid all-wheel drive version of the Zora, which should appear by 2025.
Joe Biden himself is a longtime fan of Chevrolet muscle cars. In his garage is an old C2 from the 60s.
Note that there were earlier rumors that GM could make its answer to the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. At the same time it was reported that the model will receive the name Corvette, at the same time making this name a separate sub-brand.