A Chevrolet Corvette was successfully modified to run on electricity. It is amazing to know that it was able to go as fast as 200 miles per hour on just electricity alone.
Although being environmentally-friendly is enough of a good reason for car manufacturers to produce electric vehicles or hybrids, it is really quite a struggle to produce one with a high mile range on a single charge and at a low cost. However, with technology evolving at a rapid pace this struggle could easily end up as a thing of the past.
Luckily, speed and performance are not a problem for electric vehicles. This has been proven to be true by a heavily modified Corvette that runs on just electricity.
Genovation Cars worked on a C6 Z06 'Vette and successfully converted it into an electric vehicle with a 44 kWh battery pack. Reported by Engine Swap Depot, the company claims that the modified 'Vette has a range of 130 miles on a single charge and can churn out 600 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. The company further claimed that its modified 'Vette, which it has dubbed the GXE, was able to reach an amazing top speed of 205.6 miles per hour.
The original C6 Z06 Corvette was everything an electric vehicle was not. It sported a hand-built 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine which is considered to be the most powerful naturally aspirated engine. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 4 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 11.7 seconds at 125 miles per hour.
Genovation Cars is a company that aims to build green sustainable cars that do not compromise driving experience. The company wants to eventually become the premier provider of environmentally-friendly vehicles in the United States.
Genovation Cars is based in Rockville, Maryland. It was founded by CEO Andrew Saul, CTO Steven Rogers, and Manufacturing and Operations Chief Robert Irby.