New Ride on Electric Avenue: Electric 'Vette Debuts at CES

December 29, 2017

When the GXE is unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, the idea that electric cars don't speak to the needs of ground-pounder enthusiast will be shattered.

Genovation Cars has announced that on January 9 it is bringing a pre-production model of its all-electric Corvette C7 to CES where show attendees will be able to order their own custom GXE for delivery in late 2019.

Genovation says its goal is to show that electric vehicles don’t have to be dull transportation appliances and can instead be legitimate performance vehicles that are truly fun to drive.

The GXE is powered by a twin-motor electric powertrain with a 60 Kilowatt-hours (kWh) battery pack that makes 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque.  The company says the car will reach 60 mph in three seconds, top out at over 220 mph, and will have a 130-mile driving range.

In a statement, Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars said, "The GXE's state-of-the art electric powertrain is a single shaft, dual stack motor paired with inverters that can power the twin motor to a maximum torque of 700 lb.-ft. at an rpm the seven-speed manual transmission or the paddle-shift automatic can tolerate. The GXE will achieve 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and top speed will exceed 220 mph."

Genovation says the GXE will come with an optional manual transmission upon request.

The GXE is built on the Corvette Grand Sport trim package that features lightweight architecture and carbon-fiber components. The GXE cockpit and paint will be custom to the owner's specifications.

Only 75 GXEs will be built and cost $750,000.

Best selling point? Genovation says the car sounds like a jet airplane when running at speed.