Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturn's Flextreme Concept Electric Drive Car

Saturn Flextreme Concept: The electric-drive Saturn Flextreme concept showcases GM’s E-Flex electric propulsion technology that provides up to 34 miles of all-electric, emissions-free range. Flextreme’s monocab design was produced through a collaborative effort between Saturn and Opel showcases the future design direction of both brands.
Multiple aesthetic and functional innovations include cameras that replace side-view mirrors and gullwing doors to ease access. Unlike typical vehicles and gas-electric hybrids, the Saturn Flextreme concept features GM’s E-Flex System that uses an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery to propel it for up to 34 miles of electric-drive-only range. The battery can be recharged in just three hours.
On the road, an efficient 1.3-liter turbodiesel engine generates additional electricity to replenish the battery and extend the vehicle’s driving range.

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