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The General Motors-Shanghai Automotive joint venture will spawn a new Chinese market sub brand

General Motors is creating a new electric car sub brand for China called Springo.

These pictures show an electric version of the Chevrolet Sail, an Asian market small hatch, minus any Chevrolet badging. The car, which is currently nameless, will make its debut at the Guangzhou motor show later this week.

GM’s Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive, which builds the Sail in China, has also restyled the front end of the car to resemble the Chevrolet Volt.

The car’s electric motor develops 87bhp and 162lb ft, and the lithium ion battery gives the Springo a range of 93 miles. A full charge takes seven hours.

Dan Stevens


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Chriss 23 July 2013

Electric cars are the future

Electric cars are the future no matter what anyone say. Petrol is getting more and more expensive and people will not tolerate that for too long. World needs to wake up.

Londonist 20 November 2012


Are we stll pretending this is a zero-emissions solution, what with all those lovely smokey Chinese powerstations?