2011 Chevrolet Sail EV concept review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 , 22:12:24 byVeronica

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Chevrolet Sail EV concept

The 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show will host the display of the Sail electric concept vehicle and the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle, by General Motors. The president of the GM China Group, Kevin Wale stated GM's efforts in delivering a range of advanced technologies, offering its customers a vehicle that best met their needs.
The Chevrolet Volt is an example of industry-leading solutions and is powered by GM's revolutionary Voltec propulsion system, providing a maximum torque of 368 Nm and a maximum speed of 160km/h and friendly environmental as concerned to its emissions. With the battery depleted, the on-board engine-generator starts producing electricity to drive the Volt another 490 km, thus featuring a range of up to 570 km. An OnStar system offering a smart phone application will be integrated in the car when launched in China in late 2011.
Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center developed the Sail electric concept vehicle, which is targeted at ordinary Chinese families. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a maximum ouput of 65 kW and maximum torque of 220 Nm, reaching a maximum speed of 130 km/h and capable of going up to 150 km on a single electric range. Its design is contemporary, simple and aerodynamic, inspired from leaves and has adopted electric vehicle standards for safety set by SAE and ISO.
Other premieres include the Chevrolet Spark, equipped with a 1.0-liter engine and a personalized interior, the Cadillac SLS 2.0T SIDI, being the first vehicle to offer a four-cylinder turbocharged engine, then the Buick Regal GS Sport, the newest member of the upper-medium sedan familiy, the new Buick GL8 luxury MPV and finally GM's EN-V concept, which describes GM's vision of future urban transportation.