A single shot from a video released by the automaker has gotten our attention.
The Chevrolet Camaro needs little introduction. It's one of America's favorite pony cars, not only blessed with strong V6 and V8 engines but possessing engaging handling, too. What it never seemed destined for is an all-electric powertrain, but that could be set to change based on a video from GM's EV Day, published on General Motors' twitter page. A darkened silhouette of one of the EVs that were shown does look remarkably similar to the Camaro.
Ford has already affixed the Mustang badge to an all-electric car in the form of the Mustang Mach-E, so it wouldn't be the first muscle car nameplate to undergo an electrified transformation. As it stands, the sixth-generation Camaro is set to bow out in 2023, and anything happening beyond that timeline is extremely murky to figure out at this time.
In the video teaser, five different vehicle types are shown before the clip closes with the statement "our electric future is now". It's the second car that captured our attention because, as you can see in the picture below, it looks a lot like the Camaro. The tweet then linked to a piece on GM's new modular EV battery technology.
According to GM, the all-new modular platform will power EVs "in every segment to meet the needs of every person." Combined with GM's Ultium batteries, these vehicles will be able to reach about 400 miles on a single charge and get to 60 mph in just three seconds, a time that surpasses even that of the mighty Camaro ZL1 Coupe.
With Cadillac, GMC, and Buick all set to launch new EVs this year, it's clear that GM is serious about its electrification goals, which is why almost 2,000 employees, dealers, and investors visited Michigan to get a closer look at the new modular EV battery tech this week. While no specific mention was made of an electrified Camaro, a revered American pony car with an electrified powertrain could really turn the segment on its head, and maybe give the Camaro name a new lease of life.