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Old 09-10-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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Electric motors could allow zero-emissions Corvette driving

A new report says that the C8 Chevrolet Corvette will be getting electric power soon. In the form of electronic all-wheel drive.

The leak comes from GM-Trucks.com, and while all jokes aside the C8 is far from a truck, this site also was the first with the C8’s start-up animation screen last year. So when they say that they can confirm the eAWD option, we take it seriously.

According to the site, who said that it has “exclusively reviewed and validated documentation” about the car, the Corvette will get the option of electric all-wheel drive starting in 2023 or 2024.

Documents confirmed the feature to be named eAWD and carrying the RPO code – GM for the three-character code that denotes the feature on the build/order sheet – to be XFD for one model year and then becoming XRD.

While the option was originally expected in 2023, GM has recently had to push models back by months or a full model year, largely due to COVID-19, and so the eAWD system might not arrive until 2024. The report says that while the AWD Corvette would likely be a hybrid, Chevrolet will market it as a performance option, not a hybrid option. Expect electric motors in the front wheels and a frunk-mounted battery.

Silent Corvettes have been spotted already around Detroit, and Joe Biden discussed an electric ‘Vette during a campaign ad, both of which would appear to be firmed up by this report. The site also said that the documents point to two other vehicles getting eAWD along with the Corvette Stingray, but didn’t go into detail about those vehicles.



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The documents we were able to look at indicate the feature will be called “eAWD” and available on the Stingray and Convertible models. We can also confirm that eAWD will carry the RPO code “XFD” for one model year before switching to “XRD”.

The documents also indicate the feature may be coming for model year 2023, however take this detail with a grain of salt. Recently General Motors has been forced to move development of certain vehicles and features back by a whole model year. In reality we may not see electric all wheel drive until 2024.

In theory, a Corvette with eAWD would be a hybrid. That’s not how Chevy will market it. The feature will most certainly be performance oriented. Expect one or two electric motors positioned in the front wheels and a battery to be placed in the “frunk”.

The addition of electric propulsion in the Corvette fits neatly with the recent news that future Corvette Engineering has been folded into the EV & Autonomous Program At General Motors.

Chevrolet pairing the Corvette with an electric motor and battery pack would be a earth shattering move but is not at all surprising.

“Silent” Corvette Sightings

Sightings of an “silent Corvette” have been reported in various locations around Detroit and Milford, Michigan by automotive journalists and enthusiasts over the past few months. Detroit News has even reported how a Joe Biden campaign spot may have leaked the news of an all electric Corvette.

We’re unsure how eAWD fits into an all electric C8 Corvette. It’s entirely possible the eAWD Corvette could move independently of the rear wheels and V8 engine… and in theory travel silently. They could be different cars entirely…or the same feature described by many people.

More eAWD models to come?

Further adding intrigue, the documents we reviewed point towards two additional vehicles getting the feature at the same time as the Corvette Stingray and Convertible. More on that to come another day.

It’s easy to assume GM’s Ultium Battery system will power any future electric or hybrid Corvette. The bet, however, will be if an eAWD Corvette will come with a plug-in cord.

Electric Four Wheel Drive On A Silverado

The implementation of eAWD on a sports car also raises the intriguing idea of electric four wheel drive in a Silverado or Sierra. Could adapting this technology to a new breed of hybrid Silverado be our reality soon? We’re going to find out shortly.

Stay tuned to GM-Trucks.com for more news on the future eAWD Corvette and how it relates to the Silverado, Sierra and other pickups.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:13 AM   #2
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I think Biden let even more slip when he visited GM head quarters yesterday

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I can’t wait to get us (unintelligible) behind that all-electric Corvette that goes 210 miles an hour. Y’all think I’m kidding, I mean it. Heh. Last year, that converted Corvette set a speed record of 210.2 miles per hour. Electric vehicle. So don’t tell me we don’t still make the best cars right here in the United States of America. And trucks.
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There are supposed to be 4 total variants. The one already released. A CPC Z06. This hybrid AWD version and a ZR1.
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they have to comply with emission regulation, this was inevitable
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Flux Capacitor Corvette confirmed.

Top speed? 88mph of course.
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they have to comply with emission regulation, this was inevitable
Real talk: does anyone even have the ability to fight back against them (companies, representatives, individuals)? Can people get together and tell the EPA to fork off? How would we go about getting them repealed, etc?

Gas usage is at an all-time low and our emissions have hardly moved... because most of them don't come from cars and I'm sick of people thinking we need to crack down on this stuff. Go after the bigger offenders first.

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Old 09-10-2020, 02:17 PM   #7
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Real talk: does anyone even have the ability to fight back against them (companies, representatives, individuals)? Can people get together and tell the EPA to fork off? How would we go about getting them repealed, etc?

Gas usage is at an all-time low and our emissions have hardly moved... because most of them don't come from cars and I'm sick of people thinking we need to crack down on this stuff. Go after the bigger offenders first.
I just read two weeks ago that daily emissions have dropped 17% from the pandemic.
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I just read two weeks ago that daily emissions have dropped 17% from the pandemic.
I'm pretty sure I know the article you're talking about, and you should re-read it. Just under half of that daily change is related to surface vehicle transportation, and that means even less of it is due to personal vehicle transportation.

Currently, we're down around 4% total emissions year over year, which is nothing IMO, considering how hampered everything has been. Cars only equate for a portion of that decrease as well, which makes the argument even weaker to me.

Again, go after the even bigger offenders. Industry and power gen. Stop bothering the public by making them shoulder a majority of the burden. Or stop with asinine laws that don't allow lower volume sports cars to be excluded.
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essplains why the Corvette Team went electric.
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I'm pretty sure I know the article you're talking about, and you should re-read it. Just under half of that daily change is related to surface vehicle transportation, and that means even less of it is due to personal vehicle transportation.

Currently, we're down around 4% total emissions year over year, which is nothing IMO, considering how hampered everything has been. Cars only equate for a portion of that decrease as well, which makes the argument even weaker to me.

Again, go after the even bigger offenders. Industry and power gen. Stop bothering the public by making them shoulder a majority of the burden. Or stop with asinine laws that don't allow lower volume sports cars to be excluded.

Just googled and rechecked and their groups were:
(1) power (44.3% of global fossil CO2 emissions)
(2) industry (22.4%)
(3) surface transport (20.6%)
(4) public buildings and commerce (4.2%),
(5) residential (5.6%)
(6) aviation (2.8%)

Yes, Power is the big one, but industry and surface transportation are pretty much equal.

I think the original plan addressed everything, and the EPA standards effected all surface transportation, not just personal travel.

Edit - Just looked up the DOT percentages of "Surface transportation" mileage per year:
Passenger vehicles, motorcycles 3,692,760 75.11%
Trucks 268,318 5.46%
Buses 312,797 6.36%
Air Carriers 580,501 11.81%
Rail — total 37,757 0.77%
Transit 19,832 0.40%
Commuter 11,121 0.23%
Intercity/Amtrak 6,804 0.14%
All other modes (e.g., ferryboats) 4,156 0.08%


Power was heading down the right path until "Clean Coal", and now we have all roll backs for Industry as well.

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We really just need to get warm enough to hit climatic optimum again so that we know that we can defend against the Milankovitch cycles sending us into the next glacial maximum.

Dual-engined SUVs for everyone.
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Real talk: does anyone even have the ability to fight back against them (companies, representatives, individuals)? Can people get together and tell the EPA to fork off? How would we go about getting them repealed, etc?

Gas usage is at an all-time low and our emissions have hardly moved... because most of them don't come from cars and I'm sick of people thinking we need to crack down on this stuff. Go after the bigger offenders first.
Honda, Volvo, VW, BMW, and Ford already banded together and said they want the regulations to stay and will support them with California even if they are federally rolled back.
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Most US emissions must come from forest fires... in California..

Why do we need to suffer for their part stupidity like gender reveal. Who cares what your kid is. They all turn out stupid these days.
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Why do we need to suffer for their part stupidity like gender reveal. Who cares what your kid is. They all turn out stupid these days.




You should read up on what the Academy is doing to the Oscars now. The PC police, social media, cancel culture, gender reveals, many of us have had it with all this bs.
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You should read up on what the Academy is doing to the Oscars now. The PC police, social media, cancel culture, gender reveals, many of us have had it with all this bs.
Seriously man, our society is turning into a lump of bloody red elephant stool.
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Real talk: does anyone even have the ability to fight back against them (companies, representatives, individuals)? Can people get together and tell the EPA to fork off? How would we go about getting them repealed, etc?

Gas usage is at an all-time low and our emissions have hardly moved... because most of them don't come from cars and I'm sick of people thinking we need to crack down on this stuff. Go after the bigger offenders first.
You haven't been keeping up with the news have you? He Who Shall Not Be Named has tried to at least partially roll back the emission mandates, and it has resulted in lengthy legal challenges. In the meantime, product plans have to assume the regulations will not be rolled back, so $Texas has already been spent to comply.

The ship has effectively sailed.
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Seriously man, our society is turning into a lump of bloody red elephant stool.
Man I have friends on the extreme right and left. The one thing they have in common is whining incessantly. All the stuff above is nuts but the pandemic whining is off the charts. "I'm just tired of it all. I wish it would just be over." I listened to it for a few months now I just slam it and say if you keep whining then I've got S to do. I've heard this one too "This is like prison." I hit them with the check list.

1. Are you sick? On a ventilator?
2. Did you get kicked out of your crib? Have a roof over your head?
3. Are you in jail? County, state or federal?
4. Got food in the fridge?
5. Got gas in your tank?
6. Got an income?

If the answer is no to the first 3, and yes to the bottom 3 then please shut up. Quit being a buttercup. Soft, weak ass people.

1941 the Japanese hit Pearl. People on the west coast feared for their very lives thinking Japanese Zeros and subs were imminent to hit the mainland. What did we do back then? Whine about restaurants and bars being closed, conveniences and entitlement stopped or reduced? No, our boys went overseas to war. Those staying in country went into factories and worked. Our country was united in fighting for America. Look at today. Everyone has cable or streaming services, video games, the internet, a metric F ton of a back catalog stuff to watch. Yet here we are with people driving like it's that movie Death Race on the streets and the highways. People in stores going all Karen because they have to wear a mask, like the Japanese have been doing for decades as to not spread sickness. People today are soft. They must not have anything to do because they blab their entire lives on some social media application and cry and whine about everything on Twatter threatening to cancel or calling for banishment of something else, all in an uproar about some crap. I read the other day where the letter people whined about Wonder Woman, how the actress should have been a Black Lesbian. This was a real thing they all complained and whined about. I thought, are these people stupid? Do they know that woman in the movie is Jewish? That same war referenced above Jews were persecuted and slaughtered. But I guess there is a scale now, a community narcissism scale of importance
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The ship has effectively sailed.
Yeah, well... make it sail in a way that makes more sense, like making SUVs and trucks having to be the ones shot with the regs; they're literally and figuratively the largest offenders. Stop making it hard for performance cars just because it's a certain size.
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