At the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show, General Motors dropped the curtain its Sail electric concept vehicle. Developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), the battery-powered Sail is designed as "an environmentally friendly small car that is targeted at ordinary Chinese families." The electric concept on display is based on the gasoline-fueled Chevrolet New Sail (pictured above), a vehicle which burst into the Chinese market in January of this year.
The electric Sail's specs look to be rather average for the battery-powered segment. The vehicle's lithium-ion battery pack provides juice to a 65 kW (87 horsepower) electric motor that cranks out around 162 pound-feet of torque. The Sail soars to a top speed of 91 miles per hour and rambles on for 93 miles on a full charge. GM has not committed to launching a production version of the electric Sail, but we suspect that more info on this vehicle will start to trickle down the pipeline early next year. Of course, the American side of GM would scoff at the Sail EV, preferring something that's "more car than electric."