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Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Crossover

The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 electric car

The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 electric car is a five-passenger multi-purpose crossover concept that’s being shown at Auto China 2010 in Beijing.

The Volt MPV5 concept has the same Voltec propulsion system found in the Chevrolet Volt, including an engine generator to extend the driving range and eliminate “range anxiety.” A 16-kWh T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack powers the electric drive unit.

The Voltec system enables the Volt MPV5 concept to travel over 50 km on pure electric propulsion – double what the average urban commuter in China travels each day. When the battery is depleted, a 1.4-litre engine generator sustains the battery charge and provides up to 482 km of electric propulsion.

The styling of the Volt MPV5 concept car borrows design and aerodynamic cues from the Chevrolet Volt. The closed grille and aero-optimized lower air dam both help to improve fuel efficiency. A full-underbody belly pan, along with rocker claddings, creased tail lamps and specially designed blades on the rear quarter, also help the aerodynamics to result in a greater all-electric range.