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Electric Car Guide
Chevrolet Miray hybrid concept car
The Chevrolet Miray concept combines a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with two electric motors, and it will have its European premiere at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 1.5-litre engine is mounted behind the driver. It also has two front-mounted 15-kW electric motors, powered by a 1.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that is charged through regenerative braking energy. This enables zero emissions in urban driving as well as quick acceleration.
Chevrolet calls this a "mid-electric" propulsion system, as it is located primarily behind and beneath the driver. It also calls the car a hybrid rather than an extended-range electric vehicle, as per the Chevrolet Volt or Vauxhall Ampera. The Miray can be switched from front to rear-wheel drive.
A dual-clutch transmission means that there is no need for a torque converter, so enabling a reduction of the engine's size. Chevrolet also says that the car has a start-stop system, which you would imagine would be the case anyway due its electric capability.
The body sides are made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP) and carbon fibre.
The Chevrolet Miray was first unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in March this year.
- Paul Clarke