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The Brilliance EV concept has two electric motors which are powered by lithium-ion batteries. It can run on one motor at speeds up to 25mph, with a range of around 80 miles.
The EV takes about 8 hours from a household plug, or just 30 minutes from a special fast charger. Brilliance claims that this battery can be hooked to a 220V charger, with a “Quick Charge” feature to replenish the pack to about 80% in just 30 minutes.
The all-electric model is likely to be based on Junjie FRV as its prototype and its powertrain system will be possibly driven by fuel cells, a Brilliance insider said. The carmaker has set down a strategy regarding to new energy vehicle development, which includes R&D of fuel application technology, hybrid vehicles and fuel cell electrical vehicle.
Brilliance Auto will showcase eight models at the Shanghai auto show, including four new cars that are scheduled to go on sale after June.
Sources from Brilliance Auto, on the coming April Shanghai Auto Show, Brilliance will debut 4 new models including a new electric model and Brilliance FRV hatchback(Internal: A2), all 4 models will launch on in June.
One Brilliance principal told that the new Brilliance electric car will smaller but higher performance and lower Energy consumption than the FRV Wagon.
In other new energy car areas, Brilliance have finished the key researches of Brilliance hybrid engines.
[source: NetEase Auto]
Brilliance Auto is one of the few Chinese carmakers displaying their vehicles at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, the most important auto show in Europe.
Brilliance Auto, which began to target the European market three years ago, has been attending the Geneva show since 2007. This year it is showing four models in Geneva, including its Junjie brand’s sporty BS4 wagon (1.8T MT), BS2 FRV, BS6 midsize sedan, and a Zunchi model.
Brilliance’s show stage, colored in red, white and black as the colors of its car models on display, is in the second pavilion, close to the stages of Subaru, Seat, Techart, and Calsson.
The Geneva Motor Show opened exclusively to media yesterday. It opened to the public today and will last until March 15.