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GM Debuts Electric Sail Springo in China

The Sail Springo EV is GM’s first production electric vehicle developed by a Chinese joint venture.

At Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors introduced its first localized electric vehicle: the Sail Springo EV. The vehicle was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center under its “Green to Drive Technology Strategy.”

The Springo EV features an electric motor that produces up to 114 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The electric Springo zips from 0 to 62 miles per hour in roughly 10 seconds and tops out at 81 mph. By pressing the Sport button, Springo drivers can realize a 20 percent boost in acceleration for a few seconds.

The Springo EV takes about seven hours to fully charge from a 220-volt connection via its 3.3-kW charger. Range is listed at 81 miles under typical driving conditions and up to 124 miles at a constant speed of 37 mph.


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