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Ssangyong unveiled an electric Korando SUV

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Staff writer ▼ | June 10, 2014
Ssangyong Motor Co unveiled an electric-powered Korando SUV with range extender technology, joining the race in a sector seen as a promising new source of growth.
Ssangyong Korando SUV
Ssangyong Korando SUVSsangyong Motor Co unveiled an electric-powered Korando SUV with range extender technology, joining the race in a sector seen as a promising new source of growth.


The research and development testbed called the Korando C EV-R has a top speed of 150 kilometers per hour and a range of some 300 kilometers, the company said. The range should be practical for most everyday use and reduce so-called range anxiety by those who drive electric vehicles (EVs), the company said.

In the pure electric mode, the car can travel about 150 kilometers on a single charge, making use of the 34-kilowatt-hour, 420-volt high-intensity lithium polymer battery that drives the 100-kilowatt electric motor. In the event more range is needed, a small gasoline power generator that can produce 10 kilowatts of electricity has been installed.

This internal combustion engine does not move the car directly, but makes electricity needed for the motor. Even with the gasoline engine on, the car only emits 45 grams of carbon dioxide per each kilometer of driving.

Ssangyong said it developed the car in cooperation with other research teams from the Korea Institute of Energy Research and the Korea Automotive Technology Institute.


 

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