Patent Applied: Chevrolet Sail EV to see Production in China
Published on September 5, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The Chevrolet Sail EV concept debuted at the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show. It was developed by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. Shanghai-GM has now applied for patent on the Sail EV which means production is very likely.
2010 concept. The Sail EV is based on the China-made Chevrolet Sail. Power comes from a electric motor with 88hp and 220nm. Top speed is 130km/h, range is 150km. Full charge on standard 220V takes 7 hours.
Although the Sail EV concept was billed as a ‘Chevrolet’ it did and does not wear Chevrolet badges. Instead there is a new logo up front. This means it is likely the Sail EV will be sold under a different name under a yet to be established sub-brand under the Shanghai-GM joint venture.