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GM to Test Chevrolet Cruze & Daewoo Lacetti EVs 21
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Chevrolet Cruze, Daewoo Lacetti EVs, GM, Green Auto on 09 21st, 2010

General Motors has said that it intends to test a fleet of Chevrolet Cruze and Daewoo Lacetti Evs in South Korea. The exercise has been formulated with the objective of checking GM’s core vehicle electrification process. The prototypes feature a 31-kWh battery and a 150 kW (201 hp / 204 PS) electric motor, which enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 165 km/h (103 mph).

Initial testing shows that the LG-supplied battery allows the EV to travel up to 160 km (100 miles) on a single charge. The battery can be recharged with a standard 220V household outlet in approximately 8 to 10 hours.

As of now, there no plans for mass production, say sources at GM. They are however taking the fact that they were able to develop this in less than a year as an indication of what they have in mind to offer to the Korean market, and to customers around the world.