It seems that FAW was not content simply building other company's hybrid designs, having just announced its new Besturn B70HEV hybrid sedan at the 2008 Beijing Motor Show. Using a 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine, water-cooled permanent magnet motor and 288 volt nickel metal hydride battery pack, the hybrid can accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in 12.5 seconds. Emissions are reduced by 31.8 percent while gasoline consumption is cut by 42.8 percent. Not too shabby for a first effort, we'd say.
[Source: Autoblog Chinese (translated)]