Brilliance has jolted Auto Shanghai with a small bolt of electric power. The company unveiled this electric vehicle powered by lithium-ion batteries and run by two motors

A new electric concept car was shown at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show. The vehicle comes from Brilliance, a company with very little experience in the making of electric cars. Nevertheless they have presented this EV which they currently have no plans of producing. It runs on a choice of one or two motors that are powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Brilliance says one motor produces 30bhp (22kW) and 44 lb ft (60Nm) of torque. Using this setting the car will travel 93 miles (150km) at a speed of 25mph (40km/h). Powering both motors will produce 63bhp (47kW) and 89lb ft (121Nm) of torque and a top speed of 81mph (130km/h). No range has been declared for this dual mode.

Charging the batteries using normal household electrical outlets will take eight hours while using a fast charger will take 30 minutes.


Gallery: Brilliance unveils Electric Vehicle Concept in Shanghai