Chevrolet has a lot of experience with hybrid and electric vehicles, but they don't appear to have any interest in converting their sports models any time soon.
Luckily for fans of green automotive technology, Genovation Cars from Maryland, USA, decided to speed things up a bit. The company, which develops, designs and creates advanced green vehicles, has a lot of experience building advanced electric powertrains, so it's quite understandable they went for the big fish – they 'crafted' a prototype high-performance all-electric Corvette called the Genovation Extreme Electric or GXE, based on a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
The prototype is powered by "state of the art inverters, batteries and electric motors" that will, according to Genovation CEO Andrew Saul, produce 450 kW. The car is expected to accelarate from 0 to 100 km/h in around three seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/h. Which is exactly what they need, since the developers of GXE plan to break the top speed record for a street legal electric car this fall. The current record was set at 285 km/h by a Finnish prototype car the previous summer.
The Genovation team expects to break a couple of other records during summer and publicly unveil the GXE in September at the Electric Vehicle Technology Expo in Michigan (a big name in the world of electric vehicle engineering).