Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 to China


The Buick Velite 5 will be the first extended-range electric vehicle the company has debuted. Designed specifically for the Chinese market, where Buick is flourishing, the Volt-based vehicle was recently unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.

With underpinnings taken directly out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt introduced in 2015, the Velite 5 has an electronically controlled variable transmission (EVT) housing a high-performance electric drive motor. The Velite 5 utilizes a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine as a range extender, and a lithium-ion battery pack for energy storage.

Read about the car here.