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A hybrid Corvette will hit MENA roads by 4Q 2023

Chevrolet’s first-ever electric hybrid Corvette is coming: Chevrolet’s Corvette E-Ray will be available in MENA by 4Q 2023, according to a statement. The E-Ray is a hybrid vehicle kitted with a self-charging lithium‑ion battery that can rev the engine from 0 to some 96.5 km in 2.5 seconds, the statement notes.

The specs: The two-seater, all wheel drive vehicle has a self-charging 1.9 kWh battery and a 655 horsepower engine. The self-charging occurs through regenerative braking during deceleration — when the car is in neutral and the wheels are disengaged from the engine, according to Cnet.

Thrust and sound: For those missing a powerful rev, the Corvette’s power comes from a 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8, giving 495 horsepower and 470 pound-foot of torque to the rear axle combined with an electric motor that gives an additional 160 horsepower and 125 pound-foot of torque through the front wheels via the battery pack located between the seats.

Batman mode: The car’s stealth mode allows drivers to cruise in complete silence in electric drive mode up to 45 mph before returning to normal driving mode.

Price tag: The car’s starting retail price in the US will start at USD 103k for its 1LZ Coupe and increase to nearly USD 114k for the base model of the superior 3LZ Coupe, according to Chevrolet. It is not clear how much the model will cost

Other Chevy models are hitting the market this year: General Motors is making good on its promise of an uptick in electric-only offerings by 2035. Chevrolet is releasing electric versions of the Blazer, Equinox, and the Silverado in 2023.

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