27 Nov '12, 6am

General Motors introduces new electric car: Not content with dominating the green car market with the Chevrolet

General Motors introduces new electric car: Not content with dominating the green car market with the Chevrolet

Not content with dominating the green car market with the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors has now set its sights on the electric car market in China. Shanghai General Motors has introduced the Sail SPRINGO EV (pictured) as part of Auto Guangzhou 2012 – a vehicle that has been developed by Shanghai GM alongside the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre. It is the first production electric vehicle to be created by a joint Chinese venture. The vehicle is based on an architecture developed by Shanghai GM and includes a permanent magnet motor that can produce 85kW of power as well as 510Nm of torque. It is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in just over 10seconds while pushing a Sport button can provide a 20 per cent boost in acceleration. Its top speed is 81mph. In addition, the Sail SPRINGO EV has an electric range of 81miles under varied road conditions while achieving a con...

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