GM could be forced to install a stop/start technology on the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in the coming years out of no choice.
At the time of developing the C7, the company had considered adding a stop/start system but eventually decided not to include the same as of now. However, in some years from now we could see the Stingray featuring this ignored system as standard equipment due to federal regulations which mandate car companies to increase the average fuel economy by four percent until the year 2025.
Corvette’s chief engineer Tadge Juechter is not really a big fan of this tech as according to him it is more mass and more cost, but still he did say that “it may be standard equipment on the C7 several years from now.” Once this stop/start tech is added to the new Corvette, it would increase the fuel economy by around 2 mpg in the city, according to the estimates made by Juechter.
While stop/start is still a possibility, the executive has clearly ruled out the option of making a hybrid version of the Stingray since the vehicle’s platform was not developed to adopt a battery pack and an electric motor.