Democratic presidential hopeful (and shortly to be nominee) Joe Biden could have outed General Motors‘ plans to construct an all-electric Chevrolet Corvette in a video about his C2 tweeted final week.
“And by the way in which, they inform me, and I am wanting ahead to, if it is true, to driving one, that they are making an electrical Corvette that may go 200 mph,” Biden mentioned close to the tip of the clip, prompting fast hypothesis as to what GM could have in retailer.
Whereas Biden’s remarks prompted GM to challenge a typical we-don’t-discuss-future-products assertion, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday that such a venture could in truth be within the works, citing a supply “aware of corvette manufacturing” on the firm’s facility in Bowling Inexperienced, Ky.
There’s been a whole lot of discuss my vetting course of currently. Right here’s an inside look: pic.twitter.com/tFRKJOE3hi
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden)
August 5, 2020
“We aren’t going to have interaction within the rumor and hypothesis round this,” a GM spokesperson mentioned in response to Autoblog‘s request for extra data. “Nonetheless, we’re thrilled that he compliments the wonder that’s Corvette and its American-made roots.”
So, there are two questions right here that we can’t but reply. For starters, who’s the “they” to which Biden referred in his unique remark, and are “they” on the identical web page because the supply cited in right now’s follow-up piece?
In any case, it is nonetheless potential that Biden is referring to an entity apart from GM. Notably, the Genovation GXE, a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport changed into an all-electric pace machine, has already been confirmed able to speeds in extra of Biden’s quoted 200-mph determine.
Within the “professional” column, we’ll remind you that GM has trademarked the title “Corvette E-Ray.” Makes you assume, does not it?