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Less than a year after French automotive components developer Valeo and Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation announced a partnership with the intent to bring an electric vehicle to series production in 2011, the two companies have come up with an electric demo car, which has been presented to the Beijing Governor.

The vehicle features a complete powertrain developed by Valeo and its partners Leroy Somer and GKN, comprising an electric motor, an inverter, a transmission, a charger, a supervisor and a DC/DC converter. By using a synchronous permanent magnet motor with a large operating speed range, Valeo says its electric powertrain is able to deliver both good acceleration at low and medium speeds and a high top vehicle speed, though no specific details were announced about the system or its specs, nor are there any images of the vehicle.