Taiwan Developing Intelligent i-EV

Vehicle considered a 'smart' hybrid.

Published: 19-Mar-2010

Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) yesterday presented its own smart hybrid car “i-EV,” a 2013 due product featuring stable operation, no noise and pollution, and the largest 85 kilometers extension if recharged, according to a report of Liberty Times.
The smart hybrid car, a combination of electronic control and power system, is developed by the ARTC with local research centers for 8 months and proud of its 100% materials from domestic manufacturers of auto parts.

Huang Lung-chou, the General Manager of the ARTC, noted that i-EV, in a still state, takes only 6.9 seconds to approach 60 kilometers per hour and has the potential to move at a maximum 130 km/hr, a giant leap in the industry.

Test drivers noted that the car is in a world-leading position for its no-noise advantage. And the most surprising is that drivers are free from shifting gears during the trip on the road.

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