GM-SAIC has officially unveiled the Sail Springo EV at the Guangzhou Auto Show today, following last week's teaser. The Sail Springo EV is the the first joint venture in China to develop a production electric vehicle.
It comes with an electric motor producing 116 hp (88 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque, enough to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h). Additionally, it has a sport button that "provides a 20 percent boost in acceleration".
The Springo EV features a 22 kWh battery, and charging from a 220V outlet takes seven hours. With the batteries completely charged, the vehicle has a maximum range of 150 km (93 mph).
Developed by PATAC Shanghai Pan Asia Automotive Technical Center, a design center part of the GM-SAIC joint venture, the interior cabin of the Springo EV has white panels, a touchscreen display while the conventional dials have been replaced by another display.
The Springo EV has a starting price of 258,000 yuan (41,400 USD).