• Apr 21, 2009
Brilliance EV Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Chinese automaker Brilliance is showing off a new concept electric car that's currently on display at the Shanghai Motor Show. A large battery pack using lithium ion technology is reportedly capable of providing a range of around 93 miles (150 kilometers). The Chinese automaker claims that this battery can be hooked to a 220V charger that can use a "Quick Charge" feature to replenish the pack to about 80 percent in just 30 minutes.

Driving the rear wheels is a 47kW permanent magnet electric motor that puts out about 90 lb-ft of torque (120 NM) and is capable of revving to 10,000 RPM. But wait, there's more! A second electric motor powers the front wheels at speeds of around 25 miles per hour for city use. Top speed with both motors engaged is around 80 mph.

On the exterior front, this new EV concept may be vaguely inspired by the VW Space Up! concept from a few years back, but we don't think it's particularly egregious. Dual power-operated clamshell-ish doors allow access into an interior cabin that rather well done in clean-looking white materials. In typical showcar fashion, a fully electronic dash sits behind a yoke-style steering wheel. Have a look for yourself in our full gallery below.



Photos copyright © 2009 IceBin / Weblogs, Inc.
[Source: Autoblog Chinese]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Jeremy Korzeniewski

      I was a little bit too much, because people just put comments on the
      "copy" stuff without thinking........... anyway eat my own words this time (:

      • 5 Years Ago
      Great idea on the doors. I have always wanted a car with dual sliding doors. Just makes sense.

      Good looking car from what i can tell but the photographer should be shot. Are they completely incapable of getting a show of the whole car? Id love to know what the side of the car looks like.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda in the front, VW in the back, not bad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      what's wrong with autoblog? especially the writter "Jeremy Korzeniewski" having fun with the childish spuzzles ,"finding differences"????

      they arent the same, you can tell they put time in it unlike some company just throw down the car in to the market without thinking.........just give us a break with those .........be a reporter
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is with all of these weird Chinese car company names?
      • 5 Years Ago
      When this thing popped up on my computer monitor, it made my 1 year old niece cry. Kinda scared me a bit too.

      Just judging from this show, Chinese styling is getting a bit better. I have seen some slightly original designs, but why must they look either too cutesy, or too outlandish. So far from this show, I've seen styling cues from Pokemon, and DC Comics.

      Guess you gotta make your mark somehow.
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