First, we thought it was going to be called the Sail EV. Then we thought it’d be the Springo EV. Now we know that the first electric vehicle developed by Shanghai General Motors, the partnership between GM and SAIC, will officially be called the Sail Springo EV. So, that’s settled.
Shanghai GM also settled on a few more things when it unveiled the Sail Springo EV at the Guangzhou Auto Show recently. The car, which is being co-developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), will be priced at the equivalent of about $40,000 US, though buyers may be able to knock that down by about $16,000 between incentives from the central Chinese and local Shanghai governments.
As far as performance, the Sail Springo will deliver about 113 horsepower and will be able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 10 seconds. Top speed is about 80 miles per hour, if you’re into that sort of thing. And the car will take about seven hours to recharge from a 220-volt charging station.
The concept version of the Sail Springo EV was first shown off two years ago. Check out Shanghai GM’s press release below.
GM officially unveils Sail Springo EV at China auto show originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.