Thursday, October 01, 2009
The plug-in is an electric range extended vehicle (E-REV), which drives on all electric power for a given range powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. After the battery gets low, the small 660cc gas engine recharges the battery pack until you can get back to a plug.
The battery pack runs down the center center of the car and the electric motor can produce 55kW, while the gas engine can produce 40 kW.
The small K-car (mini-car or 660cc) is targeted at city commuters and shoppers. But really, not a lot of details are floating around, yet. The all electric range, size of the battery pack, etc...