General Motors Introduces Sail Electric Vehicles

General Motors introduced Sail Electric Concept Vehicle at the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show. The company will showcase nearly 23 production and concept vehicle under the theme of “Drive to Green and Leading Innovation.

The American automaker developed the Sail electric concept vehicle along with Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai. The new electric car, which is based on the Chevrolet Sail, is an environmentally friendly small car targeted at ordinary Chinese families.

The Sail electric concept vehicle is powered by a lithium-ion battery which can generate a maximum power of 65 kW and maximum torque of 220 Nm. The concept vehicle can sprint up to a maximum speed of 130 km/h and can travel up to 150 kilometers on a single electric charge.

General Motors said the new concept vehicle features a simple contemporary aerodynamic design and a simple yet modern interior along with a range of electronic amenities. It has adopted electric vehicle standards for safety set by SAE and ISO, the company added.

Along with the Sail Electric Vehicle, the General Motors also showcased Chevrolet Volt Extended-Range Electric Vehicles. The electric cars that are powered by GM‘s revolutionary Voltec propulsion system generates a maximum output of 111 kW with maximum torque of 368 Nm.

The electric vehicle can sprint to a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The company added that this vehicle can run solely on electric power stored in its 16 kWh lithium-ion battery for up to 80 kilometers.