ignis 1547 Posted September 21, 2010 Share Posted September 21, 2010 Following its purchase from General Motors by Dutch hand-built automobile manufacturer Spyker earlier this year, Saab working on its first all-electric vehicle . Taking its body from a conventional 9-3 SportCombi station wagon, the Saab 9-3 ePower has a 135kW/184 hp electric motor, a of range of 200km A test fleet of 70 vehicles which will participate in extensive field trials carried out by hundreds of drivers and their families in Sweden early next year. The Saab ePower project team will monitor the performance of the cars across a wide variety of usage patterns and driving conditions with all vehicles to be equipped with aircraft-style, black box recorders to log essential component data. The pack is intended to support recharge cycles equivalent to about ten years average use. It can be fully recharged from a domestic mains supply in about three to six hours. The company says charging times can be greatly reduced if the voltage of the electrical feed is raised, as there is no limitation on the battery’s input capacity. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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