The famous Chevrolet Camaro has seen better days as it currently faces declining sales against the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. The Chevy Camero may have to follow in Ford and Dodge’s footsteps by becoming an electric muscle car to stay in the game.
The Chevy Camaro EV could be on the way
According to The Truth About Cars, Chevy has seemingly given up on marketing the Camaro. It makes the future of the Chevy Camaro feel pretty uncertain. While the global semiconductor chip shortage impacted sales across all auto brands, the Camaero experienced a considerable drop in sales.
The Dodge Challenger sold 15,052 units in the second quarter of 2021, creating a 50 percent increase in sales compared to 2020. The Ford Mustang sold wasn’t far behind and sold 14,657 units. But the Camaro only sold 2,792 units during Q2.
According to GM Authority, the seventh-generation Chevy Camaro was in the works for 2023, but this timeline has been continued. Now the sixth generation is being called the final generation. This doesn’t provide the best feeling of confidence for the Camaro.
But a discontinuation plan hasn’t been revealed yet. The Cadillac XT4 is taking over the Camaro’s production capacity, and the Camaro is currently being produced at the Lansing Grand River assembly, where the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 are assembled.
Cadillac is planning on featuring an all-electric lineup by 2030, and General Motors President, Mark Reuss mentioned that General Motor’s EV platform could do just about anything. So, perhaps the Camaro will go electric with Caddys.
Chevy needs an electric muscle car
The Chevy Camaro might be a little behind competitors when it comes to going electric. We have the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. With its instant torque, it feels even faster.
Also, a Dodge electric muscle car is coming in 2024. Clues suggest that we could see a new Electric Dodge Charger. This would undoubtedly fit because you would need to charge the electric Charger. It’s a good name, even if you set the shocking puns aside.
The all-wheel drive electric concept is teased with 1970 Charger design cutes, and an old logo from the 1960s is being revived. Plus, the current Charger is expected to sunset in 2023, making room for the new model.
When is Chevrolet going electric?
General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced that five new electric vehicles would be introduced by 2025. This includes the Lyriq SUV, Celestiq sedan, probably the electric Escalade, crossovers, and low roof entries.
This makes us think about the Chevy Camaro again and its low roof. We have seen a silhouette of a Camaro-like coupe on top of the new GM BEV3 EV platform. Their battery modules and cells can be flipped on their sides to create space for a sports car variant on the Ultium platform.
So, what we do know is that auto brands are going electric. The Dodge Charger EV might be the muscle car that answers to the Ford Mustang Mach-E. GM also has an electric sports car on the way, but we will have to wait and see if it’s the Camaro.