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SsangYong shows plug-in hybrid crossover with 1L, 2-cylinder range extender
28 September 2012
Building on its previously seen XIV and KEV design concepts, SsangYong Motor Company is showcasing the e-XIV (electric - eXciting user Interface Vehicle) ‘range extended EV concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
|e-XIV concept extended range electric vehicle. Click to enlarge.|
SsangYong displayed its XIV 1 B segment CUV (crossover utility vehicle) concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011, and the XIV 2 Coupé at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. Now it is integrating its EV technology seen in its two pure EV concepts— the KEV1 and KEV2— and equipping the e-XIV with a small 1 liter gasoline engine range extender.
The e-XIV uses an 80 kW permanent magnet synchronous traction motor; a 16 kWh Li-ion battery supports all-electric range of 80 km (50 miles), according to the company.
The car also features a range extending system comprising a two-cylinder 1,000cc gasoline engine and a 20-kW generator. Once the 80km distance has been achieved, the gasoline engine supplies additional power via the generator to extend the range up to 600 km (373 miles), emitting 45g/km of CO2.
A distinguishing feature of the e-XIV is its glass roof which includes an integrated solar cell panel for generating power to operate the car’s auxiliary systems, while also providing greater light, enhanced spatial comfort to the cabin and improved visibility.
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