November 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Springo EV has been launched on the Guangzhou Auto Show. Price is 258.000 yuan. The full name of the vehicle is Shanghai-GM Sail Springo EV. ‘Springo’ has no Chinese translation.
Sales of the Springo EV will start with a pilot project in Shanghai where buyers can get 100.000 yuan subsidy plus a free license plate. The latter is very attractive since prices for license plates in Shanghai can go up to 10.000 USD. The Springo EV is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Read more »
November 21, 2012 by Joey Wang
The first clear live shots of the new Shanghai-GM Springo EV, which will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this week. ‘Spring’ is an EV sub-brand from the Shanghai-GM joint venture, this first vehicle of the brand is based on the Chevrolet Sail, others will follow. Price of the Sail-Springo will start around 270.000 yuan.
November 19, 2012 by Joey Wang
We knew it was coming but now it is 100% sure, the new Shanghai-GM EV-brand will be called ‘Springo’. Their first yet nameless car is based on the Chevrolet Sail and will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month. There will be more electric vehicles in the future, Chinese media says Shanghai-GM will outline their “green technology strategy” at the Guangzhou show.
November 10, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots from the Chevrolet Sail EV indicate it will be called ‘Springo’. This could however also be a new brand name. When the ‘Sail EV’ debuted as a concept on the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show it had a new S-shaped logo on the bonnet, leading the intense speculation that Shanghai-GM was planning a green-energy brand.
GM and SAIC didn’t say anything and the concept had a normal ‘Sail’-badge on the back, just like the car we saw on the most recent spy shots in September. Now we know more… S, Springo; it fits. Springo (Spring, go! (?)) also sounds kinda green. But what a weird name it is!