Do It Yourself Electric 2017 Chevy Corvette by Genovation - $750,000

Published on October 19th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás

All-Electric Corvette Debuts at Ridiculous Price

October 19th, 2016 by  
 

Electric 2017 Chevy Corvette by Genovation - $750,000

That dream of eco-conscious baby-boomers is finally here, friends. As of today, you can pick up the phone and place an order on a 100%, zero-emissions, honest-to-goodness electric Corvette. Such dreams often come at a hefty price, however, and this one weighs in at $750,000.

That’s right, kids. A full three-quarters of a million dollars later and Genovation will deliver a fully electric Corvette to your door. And, before you dismiss the project as pure, pie-in-the-sky, bats*** insanity, consider the following: it has a 205 MPH top speed.

Yeah. I’m not convinced, either.

For their part, Genovation does a fine job converting the latest C7 Corvette to EV status. The finished car uses improved battery management to make up to 660 horsepower and roughly 600 lb-ft of torque. That’s good for a 3-second 0-60 run. Handling-wise, the electric ‘Vette retains its 50/50 weight distribution, and the total package has a maximum cruising range of about 130 miles.

For those of you paying attention, then, we’re talking about a car that’s marginally quicker to 60 MPH than a Tesla Model S in Ludicrous mode or a refurbished Tesla Roadster. It has a higher top speed, but less than half the range of those cars, and costs enough to let you buy a Model S, a Roadster, a Model X, a few Nissan Leafs for the kids, and- while we’re blowing money- a Ferrari 488 or two.

Terrible idea, I think. Patently stupid. But this is the Corvette market we’re talking about, so they’ll probably sell out the full production run in a few hours. If they do, I’m sure Genovation will let us know. In the meantime, feel free to let us know what you think of this waste of money all-electric sports car in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

Electric Corvette by Genovation – Worth the Money?


Electric 2017 Chevy Corvette by Genovation - $750,000

Source | Images: Genovation, via Autoblog.





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  • I call BS until they bring one over so I can test drive it 🙂 😀 😀

  • WebUserAtLarge

    Jo, respectfully, I disagree. I am more with Elon Musk “the more – the merrier” on this. My argument would be: the quicker EVs in different price ranges are available, enjoyed and accepted – the faster EV acceptance and propagation will happen across all transportation sectors.

    • Steve Hanley

      “You’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” — PT Barnum.

      • Steve Hanley- internet SAVAGE!! #brohugs

  • JP

    1st of all, the Model S P100D does 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds and quarter mile in 10.8. Check out youtube video. Next, if Tesla can make a 2 ton plus SEDAN move that fast for less than $150,000; why does this company think people will pay $750,000 for a slower car that only gets 40% of the range? You could buy both cars new, mount the body of the vette onto the Tesla and save a half a million.

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