Today GM unveiled the Chevy Beat Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in India. The Beat EV is being used by GM to showcase the effectiveness of battery electric vehicle technology in India.
The Beat EV is powered by a 300 cell lithium-ion battery and it has a rance of 81 miles and takes about eight hours to recharge using a 240-volt outlet. The electric motor puts out 60 horsepower and the power is transferred to the ground via a single speed drive unit.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Karl Slym, President & Managing Director, General Motors India said, “General Motors is committed to providing customers around the world with electrification technologies that will reduce their fuel consumption, helping them save money. GM India will lead in this ‘tailored for India’ demo program for battery electric technology, with Chevrolet Beat chosen as the best way to evaluate the technology. We are delighted that Chevrolet selected India as an important market to test battery electric technology, while recognizing the capabilities of our engineering team to help identify ways to make this technology more affordable.”