GM Unveils Buick Electra Electric Crossover Concept with 410 Mile Range

By: | October 5th, 2020

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American automaker Buick has unveiled its new electric crossover, the Buick Electra concept vehicle. According to Buick, the concept car “offers a sneak peek at Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future.” 

Sam Basile, executive vice president of SAIC-GM, said, “I am confident that the aesthetics and technology innovations reflected on the Electra will ultimately help reset consumers’ expectations, just as all previous Buick concepts have done,” 

Created by a Shanghai-based design studio, The Electra was designed at GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center.

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Here are some of its features:

  • Inspired by space capsules, it features floating seats that are supported by the light-weighted armature structure. Using this, they plan to create the impression of zero gravity inside the cabin.
  • It will have a glass pod-like cabin, sculpted body panels, and LED lights with  3D effect on the front fascia. 
  • The vehicle is equipped with GM’s proprietary Ultium battery technology. This would allow the vehicle to have 410 miles (660 kilometers) range per charge.
  • GM claims that the powertrain would have a 435 kW output.
  • The futuristic vehicle comes with a rectangular steering wheel, 23-inch wheels, and a wide curved screen acting as both dashboard and console. 
  • The vehicle utilizes a two-motor powertrain capable of pushing 583 horsepower to all four wheels.
  • Electra can get to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
  • The vehicle has butterfly doors that rely on facial recognition technology.

“Today, Buick’s innovative thinking and imagination of future intelligent mobility have reached the next level with the Electra,” added Basile.

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Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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