There might be some spinning graves for the deceased lovers of Camaros come to the realization that a vacuum might share the same basic principles as the beloved muscle car. Ok, that is reaching but here is what we know thanks to suppliers, patent trolls, and well-compensated employees.
Wall Street Journal has reported that over half of the design and engineering staff have to be tasked with design and implementation of proficient electric and electric-hybrid drivetrains for the next generation of vehicles.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro Will Be Better
Old timer petrolheads will scoff at this notion but GM is not stupid. They are taking the same stance as Tesla. Better performance and innovation are key. Even though the Camaro will not be fully electric, it will have both gas and electric motors producing more (total) power and now, instant torque.
The result is that the 2020 Camaro will deliver faster 0-60 speeds and with a strong emphasis on weight reduction means that better braking, skidpad, and overall cornering will improve.
What About Heavy Components?
When you mention electric performance, battery weight comes into play. Even though today’s batteries are continuing to maintain a longer charge and life, GM engineers might throw out a trick or two in order to make these the fastest factory Camaro ever.
Super-capacitors and regenerative braking could mean that not only will there be no plug but little weight from the new electrical components.