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Chevrolet Cruze EV

By luanpa in | September 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Chevrolet Cruze EV

GM official has announced it will produce a fleet of Chevrolet Cruze EVs for testing in South Korea in this year.  Even though the Chevrolet is not sold in Korea, GM is hoping to demonstrate the vehicles capabilities and create more awareness in the market whilst also promoting the company in the fast-growing Korean industry.

The Chevrolet Cruze EVs will be equiped with  31kWh batteries wired to 150kW motors. General Motors say the cars are capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds, which is as fast as a manual Mazda6 petrol sedan. Performance will also be backed by a top speed of 165km/h. Range is said to be around 160km for the EV which can then be fully recharged in 8-10 hours through the use of a standard 220 volt socket.

The project is a joint venture between GM Daewoo and LG Chem , the guys who made the batteries and also LG Electronics – the team behind the electric motor development. It’s the second such project to be made by the trio behind the Chevrolet Volt.




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