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Taiwanese Automaker Introduces Electric MPV

Taiwan-based LUXGEN has introduced a battery-electric MPV, the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+. Working with AC Propulsion (ACP), LUXGEN developed the core technologies for the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+ including the 180 kW (240 hp) and 265 N·m (196 lb-ft) torque AC induction motor.

Components of the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+. Click to enlarge.

The lithium-ion battery packs supports a 200-mile (322km) cruising range at a fixed speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) on a single charge. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.6 seconds, and top speed is 145 km/h (90 mph).

LUXGEN, an automobile brand established by Taiwan’s Yulon Group, is a full automobile manufacturer and a dedicated integrator of automotive and smart IT technology. Yulon Group’s automobile manufacturing operation began in 1953; it has become Taiwan’s largest automobile manufacturer with production plants located in Taiwan, Mainland China and Philippines supplying the local markets with more than 2 million vehicles produced in association with Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz and others.



200-mile (322km) cruising range at a fixed speed of 25 mph

Hardly cruising at 25 mph?

What is the point of that then?

Dave R

It'll probably do over 100 miles in "typical" driving situations. The 200 mile range is some effect to make it sound like it will go farther than it normally will.

It's like claiming that Tesla Roadster will do 400 miles on a charge (at a constant 25 mph on flat land without air/heat).


Would be a better if used as limited speed city e-vehicle.

The 125+ Kwh high energy density batteries + ultra aerodynamic, ultra light weight e-vehicles required for sustained highway speed are not available yet. The first generation may be around by 2020/2025.

Batteries have to be improved by 3x or more for high sustained speed and long e-range.


LUXGEN will sell these as fast as they can make them, same as the Leaf, Tesla, and Volt. Sales of these will support further developement of battery technology and bring down the price.

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