General Motors plans to have 30 new electric vehicles available by 2025 and to go carbon neutral by 2040. According to Automotive News, the Chevrolet Camaro as we know it will be discontinued by then and could be replaced by an electric performance sedan. A Chevy spokesperson declined to comment on the Camaro’s future when asked about this report.
Chevy said that it has not yet announced when production of the current-gen Camaro will end. At this point, it’s unclear if the Camaro name will die off altogether or if it could be applied to this possible future sporty four-door EV. While we know little about what this new model could look like, General Motors did share a few silhouettes of upcoming EVs, one of which features a shape (pictured above) that’s curiously similar to the current Camaro’s profile.
Chevrolet sold just under 30,000 Camaros last year, a 38.3 percent decrease compared to 2019. Ford sold more than twice as many Mustangs and proved that slapping the Mustang name on an electric crossover could work. The Mustang Mach-E is one of the best-selling electric vehicles so far this year and we named it ourfirst EV of the Year. Chevrolet could leverage a similar approach, using either the Camaro or even the Corvette name on future EV models that could include multiple body styles including sedans and crossovers. Dodge is moving toward electrifying its muscle cars, too, as it recently announced that it will launch an electric muscle car under what it’s calling eMuscle by 2024. For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.