The Corvette E-Ray has been unbanned as language in the National Council of Corvette Clubs rule book has been adjusted to exclude 100% electric vehicles, but not hybrids.
The E-Ray is of a course a hybrid.
April 21, 2023
The new 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray is officially banned from competing at events sanctioned by the National Council of Corvette Clubs and will be required to park at least 30 feet away from other cars and buildings if driven to an event, according to the association’s rules. The news was spotted by CorvetteForum.com.
That’s because, unlike any Corvette before it, the E-Ray has a 1.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that organizers (and likely insurers) may have deemed too risky to have on the track and near anything else.
The rule appears to have been added in November 2022, after the car was largely confirmed but before its debut. The rule, 1.8.1 Item 14 is clear: “Electric Vehicles/Hybrids using lithium type battery packs are prohibited in Competitive events. If driven to NCCC events, they should be parked 30 feet minimum from structures or other vehicles.” The NCCC oversees hundreds of autocross (low- and high-speed events) and time trials nationwide.