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Friday, July 9, 2010

Taiwanese Automaker LUXGEN 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.

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.

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