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I found a story on Reuters about Chery "unveiling a new electric car today called the S18. Unfortunately there is no picture with the article and I haven't been able to find any other info. Anyone know anything about this?

SHANGHAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - China's Chery Automobile said on Thursday it has rolled out its first self-developed electric car, becoming the second home-grown car maker to tap potential demand for clean energy cars.

The model, known as S18, is capable of going as far as 150 kilometers on electricity when fully charged, with a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour, Chery said in a statement.

Chery uses iron-phosphate-based lithium-ion batteries for S18, which can be fully charged in 4 to 6 hours and 80 percent charged in half an hour, it said.

The company did not say when it would start mass production of the model or whether it had secured firm orders.

BYD Auto, subsidiary of rechargeable battery maker BYD Co (1211.HK), launched its plug-in hybrid car F3DM in China late last year.

Henry Li, general manager of BYD Auto's export trade division, told Reuters in October that the firm has signed up 10 distributors for the plug-in hybrid car in Europe ahead of its targeted entry into that market in 2010.

BYD, in which a unit of U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) has committed to pay $230 million for a 10 percent stake, is scheduled to launch its first all-electric car, the E6, in China in the second half of 2009, Li added.

Beijing unveiled a plan earlier this month to subsidise the purchase of clean-energy vehicles for public transport fleets in 13 cities to help its automobile industry develop green technology. [ID:nSHA23857].

The trial scheme will promote the use of electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles by public transport operators, taxi firms and postal and sanitary services.

Subsidies will be based on the gap in prices between more energy-efficient vehicles and those with traditional engines,, with subsidies running up to 600,000 yuan on a fuel cell powered large commercial bus.

SAIC Motor Corp (600104.SS), China's biggest auto maker, said in November it would set up a venture with its state-owned parent to invest 2 billion yuan ($293 million) to develop hybrid and electric vehicles. (Reporting by Fang Yan, Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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Article about S18 with pictures:

Maximum speed can reach 120Km / h, a charge continued driving mileage can reach 120Km-150Km. True zero-emission, zero emission, February 16, Chery's first independent research and development of pure electric vehicles S18 Electric Vehicle smooth line.

Chery S18 electric vehicles are the S18 car platform developed by a high-speed pure electric cars, vehicles equipped with a 336V 40Kw high-power electric drive system, equipped with 40Ah high-performance iron phosphate lithium battery. Charge for consumers is also very fast and convenient, the use of 220V civil charge can, Charging time is normally 4-6 hours; also can also be used for fast charging, half an hour to charge the battery power of 80%.

"Chery Company Assistant General Manager Tao in line ceremony at the scene said: "The U.S. electric vehicles using the world's most advanced technology, with high efficiency and energy saving, simple operation, stepless speed, quiet, etc., but the price is also very suitable for families to buy."

As an independent brand car leader, as early as in 2001, Chery began electric vehicle research, in 2004, "National Energy Saving and Environmental Protection in Automotive Engineering Technology Research Center" located Chery to center based Chery company a number of country "863" energy-saving and new energy automobile major projects, and made a series of significant results. In electric vehicles the key components and core technologies, has now established a set of key parts and components research and development capabilities, in the motor, motor drive systems, DC / DC, advanced power batteries, battery management systems, vehicle controllers, etc. have begun to take shape the production capacity, is in control of electric vehicle development of core technology, calibration techniques and test verification technology. At the same time, have a rich product line, as built energy-efficient environmentally-friendly vehicle platforms, so that Chery energy saving and environmental protection car easier to market, to the family, this is Chery Automobile's another advantage.

In accordance with Chery's new energy product development planning, Chery has completed a high-performance low-emission gasoline engine (1.6/2.0 CBR VVT), a weak hybrid systems (BSG), high-pressure common-rail high-speed direct injection diesel engine (1.9 TCI), moderate hybrid System (ISG), a flexible-fuel vehicles (methanol + ethanol + gasoline + CNG), pure electric vehicle (EV) research and development. Hybrid, China's first BSG hybrid Chery A5 BSG hybrids on January 10 listing this year, will also be introduced to moderate hybrid systems ISG series of new energy products.

"Designing and manufacturing safer and more energy-efficient, more environmentally-friendly models are U.S. corporate responsibility, in the current economic environment, Chery will be relying on in the new to be created by the source, the new technology R & D results, realize 'corner overtaking' . "Chery, General Manager, Assistant told reporters.

But I'm a little confused. The car looks like a future Chery QQ2:

S18 is obviously just an electric version of QQ successor.

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i have been read a news about Super Capacitor bus .
since 2006,there are ten Super Capacitor bus serve to public traffic in shanghai.
Super Capacitor are a more amazing technology
american have been get some Super Capacitor patent
i think china company have patent too
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