2006 Chevrolet Sequel

November 27, 2006

Chevrolet’s Sequel fuel-cell prototype makes another auto show appearance at the 2006 Los Angeles show. But this time around, unlike its 2005 Detroit auto show appearance, the Sequel’s been improved with better range and more technology, GM says, than any vehicle on earth. And this time, it’s drivable.


GM is touting the Sequel as the most advanced car in the world. The prototype combines a fuel-cell powertrain with steer- and brake-by-wire controls, wheel hub motors and an aluminum chassis. It also carries technology that allows the car to communicate wirelessly with other vehicles on the road, sharing information about traffic and road congestion.


GM says the Sequel, were it put into production, would have a range of 300 miles and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 10 seconds. And with hub motors at each wheel, it essentially has all-wheel drive without a conventional driveline.


The prototype Sequel features SUV-like styling, a five-passenger interior, and meets all federal crash standards, GM says.


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