Genovation G2 Comes In Electric Or Hybrid

We first reported on start-up automaker Genovation earlier this year when they announced the development of a green car called the G2. As we noted, the company not only wanted to make an electric vehicle, but it wanted the materials to come from renewable sources as well.

Well, Genovation has recently unveiled two versions of the G2, an electric and a plug-in hybrid model. The car, which seems to take from the look of an Audi TT body, weighs around 3,500 pounds and is stated to be able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds.

image via Genovation

The electric version of the car is equipped with a 38 kWh battery-pack that the company claims has a range of 100 miles under the “worst case” conditions. The plug-in hybrid model will have a 22 kWh battery pack with a 3 cylinder gasoline engine, designed by Lotus, that drives the electric motor instead of the wheels.

Dana Thermals is designing a single system that will encompass motor cooling, battery temperature, and interior climate, however, no further details of the thermal management system have been released. Genovation has also stated that the G2 will be supported by a team of trained mechanics that will be connected to future costumers through an interactive website.

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