As expected due to the leaked patent drawings, prior to the Beijing Auto Show which will open its doors tomorrow, GM unveiled today the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 electric concept.
As expected, the new car borrows the same design lines and aerodynamics from the Chevy Volt but the car is 181 mm longer (4,585 mm), 73 mm wider (1,871 mm) and 182 mm taller (1,612 mm) than the Volt.
Under the hood, the concept uses the same propulsion system, dubbed Voltec, found on the Chevrolet Volt which includes a 1.4-liter petrol engine as well as an electric motor. A 16-kWh T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack powers the electric drive unit.
With this technology, the acts as an electric car for up to 51.5 km but, when the battery is depleted, the petrol engine generator can provide up to 482 km of electric propulsion.