Protonís electric cars to hit the roads in 2013
Proton owns Lotus, which means they are likely using the 3 cylinder range extender that Lotus developed. The real advantage Proton has for EV's and EREV's is the aluminum forging and framing tech that Lotus uses to create the lightest / stiffest frames (other than Astin Martin) in the world. I expect these vehicles to be some of the most viable produced by any automaker, assuming they are using batteries that compare well with LG-Chem or A123.ďCurrently, we have already delivered three Proton Saga EV and five units of the Proton Exora Range Extender EV to the Government for the test fleet.
ďIn the process of commercialising the vehicle, we are looking to provide at least 200 Range Extenders and 150 Proton Saga EVís to the Government by the end of next year,Ē he said here yesterday.