SAIC E1 electric vehicle revealed, boasts 30 minute 80% recharge time |

SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) has just presented a new type of electric vehicle, dubbed the E1, which boasts that its battery pack can be recharged up to 80% in just 30 minutes.

The SAIC E1 owes this impressive feat to the new lithium iron phosphate battery pack. It allows the car, a three-door four-seater, to have a range of 88 miles, while being able to reach 75 mph. The small weight, just 2,292 pounds (1,040 kg), makes the SAIC E1 accelerate from 0 to 31 mph in 5.5 seconds, while the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark is reached in less than 16 seconds.

SAIC is also the first Chinese carmaker to attach an actual mass production date to its electric vehicle, as the E1 will commence rolling off the assembly line in 2012. Stay tuned for more details at the end of the week when the Beijing Motor Show will start.

Source: Autocar

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