IAT-auto concepts – Click above for high-res image gallery
Our Chinese translator is not on-site today so we take a post found on China Car Forums at its word. The site describes three new concepts that will be unveiled by Chinese automaker IAT-auto at the Beijing Auto Show later this month. Of these three green machines, one appears to be a production-feasible sedan, another a gull-wing coupe creation and the third an aqua-bluish green something. We're not quite sure what to make of this one. IAT claims that each vehicle is "inspired by Chinese tradition and culture."
We will let the pictures do most of the talking here as only a handful of details are available. The sedan pictured above is the eTaxi and features a battery that can be filled up via fast charging in about 30 minutes or replaced in under two minutes. That gull-wing concept is an updated, sportier version of 2006's Wufeng I, now fittingly called the Wufeng II, and it features a top speed of 124 miles per hour and a seven second 0-60 time. The greenish-blue blob is called the Zhu Feng (translated to bamboo wind). It boasts a top speed of 90 mph with a hundred-mile range. Batteries for all three vehicles are supplied by the Japanese maker ENAX. All three vehicles move under battery power and fit the theme of "a greener tomorrow," a slogan that will be featured at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Expedition. Doors open April 25th.
[Source: China Car Forums]