SsangYong Announces its Approach To Electric Vehicles

To meet the increasing demand to produce more environmentally friendly vehicles while also recognizing the significance of EV as an alternative to internal combustion engine powered vehicles, SsangYong Motor Company is announcing its dual approach to electric vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show.

Taking into account the needs of different motoring requirements based on several considerations - battery durability, charging time, mileage and cost - SsangYong has been developing two different approaches: the Pure EV and the IC-EV (Internal Combustion engine combined) hybrid electric vehicle.

SsangYong's Pure EV Electric Driving System features a highly efficient motor and high voltage-lithium battery pack designed to offer a maximum speed of 150km/h (93mph) and a driving rage of 180kms (111 miles). This approach will first be seen on the brand's new crossover model, Korando.

The IC-EV system will enable short distance driving of up to 60kms (37 miles) under battery power only, with longer distance driving undertaken using the back-up internal combustion engine. This will be available on the SsangYong EREV (Extended Range EV). Slightly smaller than SsangYong Korando, it will also seat 5 passengers and have a maximum speed of 150km/h (93mph).

By introducing its Electric Driving System alongside the new advanced technology clean petrol and diesel engines at Geneva, SsangYong will be able to considerably decrease CO2 emissions and play its role within the global automotive industry to help produce more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Published 2 March 2011 Staff
 

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