27 Mar '17, 12pm

Buick Launches Chevy Volt-Based Velite 5 in China

Buick Launches Chevy Volt-Based Velite 5 in China

Buick is launching its first electric car in China, the Velite 5 plug-in hybrid, and it shares much with the Chevy Volt. Revealed at the Guangzhou auto show in China in November as the Velite Concept, the Velite 5 seems to be utilizing much of the Chevrolet Volt’s powertrain. Like the Volt, its gasoline engine is a 1.5-liter, and its electricity comes from a new-generation liquid-cooled lithium battery pack. GM China and Buick call it an extended range electric vehicle – as is the Volt – using the company’s patented EVT electronic controlled intelligent variable transmission. The electric motor uses a double high-performance, permanent-magnet electric motor drive unit. Buick says under local testing regs that are easier going than in teh U.S., that it can go an estimated 100 kilometers (62 miles) on battery motor. Using EREV mode with battery and gasoline power, the plug-i...

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