Shanghai-GM Springo EV (Chevy Sail EV)

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The Springo is an all-electric subcompact developed by Shanghai-GM in cooperation with PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center). It is based on the Chevrolet Sail hatchback. The concept for it, called Sail EV, was introduced in October 2010, alongside the Volt PHEV, at the Guangzhou motor show. It got limited release in November 2012 with a list price of 258,000 Yuan. In Shanghai where the EV is built, subsidies totaled 100,000 Yuan plus a free car plate will be offered to every buyer. The battery pack was guaranteed for 5 years or 100,000km.

The Springo is driven by an electric motor made by Taiwan’s Delta Electronics and able to put out up to 85kW of power. The 21.4kW battery pack allows for a driving range of about 130km.

  Shanghai-GM Springo EV (Chevy Sail EV)
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 258,000 (before incentives and subsidies)
Market Launch November 2012
Battery Type Lithium iron phosphate
Battery Capacity (kwh) 21.4
Electric Motor Permanent-Magnet Synchronous
Peak Power (kW) 85
Max. Torque (Nm) 510
Electricity Consumption per 100km (kwh), under combined conditions less than 15
Suspension Front MacPherson
Suspension Rear Trailing arm
Drivetrain Front wheel drive, pure-electric
Brakes (front/rear) Disc/disc
0-100km/h Time (Seconds) 10.4
Top Speed (km/h) 130
Driving Range (km) 130 in combined conditions; 200 at a constant speed of 60km/h
Charging Time under 220V (in a temperature of 25 Celsius degree) 10A: about 12 hours 16A: about 7hours
Steering Speed-sensing electrical
Overall Length (mm) 3947
Overall Width (mm) 1690
Overall Height (mm) 1507
Wheelbase (mm) 2465
Track (front/rear, mm) 1462/1457
Curb Weight (kg) 1385
Seating Capacity 5
Cargo Volume (L) 187
Tires Front: 185/55 R15 Rear: 195/55 R15
Alloy Wheels S
Power Exterior Mirrors S
Regenerative Brake S
Remote Engine Start S
Intelligent Key S
One-touch Start S
Power Windows S
Power Door Locks S
Number of Speakers 4
Radio/USB/AUX-IN, 7-inch LCD S
OnStar Telematics S
Auto Air Conditioner S
Dual Front Airbags S
Crash-sensing Door Locks S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available