Anyone that still believes that electric vehicles are only a fad and will soon fad away in favor of the tired and true combustion engine should watch this video. We made a gif for those of you with a short attention span so you experience the acceleration that you get from this modified all electric Corvette.
The folks at Genovation have pulled out all the stops with this electric modification. The vette features two power inverters feeding a 500 kW motor. This is over 700 hp by the way.
The fastest Corvette ever is an all electric Corvette!
I wish that I was driving this car but watching the team take it to a new speed record is a close second.
Inside the all electric corvette
Successfull modification of an expensive sports car like this takes some very good engineering and assembly skills. Balancing out the new components so the battery matches the requirements and the inverters are powerful and durable enough to feed the motor are just some of the concerns to be addressed. In this case the team has done a spectacular job!
It won’t be long untill we see GM selling electric Corvette’s. Once consumers get a taste of this power and speed while producing zero emissions, that will be the end of combustions sports cars.
Here is the video of the event:
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.