Review: SiTech Dev 1

The DEV 1 is the first new A0+-class smart internet electric car for the Chinese market, claiming a range of 350 kilometers on a single charge. Also offering a wide variety of high-tech amenities, the Dev 1 includes an all-LCD instrument panel, tire pressure monitoring, bluetooth key, remote control and D-OS intelligent connected system. It is outfitted with a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power output of 55kW and a peak torque of 170Nm, mated with a 35kWh ternary lithium battery pack.

Charging takes 40 minutes for 80% battery.  To fully charge the battery from a household socket will take five and a half hours, and fast charging maybe 20 minutes to fill the supply of electricity is to run 200 km to the estimates of operating costs per 100 km amount to only 73 per cent — 10 times less than a car with combustion engine.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Dev 1
  • First available: October 2019
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Seats: 4
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 4.8s
  • Range: 219 miles 350 km

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • Battery model: Lithium Ion
    • Battery capacity: 35 kWh
    • Battery Range: 350 km
    • Electric drive unit: single electric motor, 75 HP
  • Charge time

    • Type of charger: 6.6 kw dual charging mode system
    • Fast charge time: 200 km after 30 minutes charging, 40 minutes to 80%
    • Full charge time: 5.5 hours full 100%

Innovation & Self-driving

The interior has a 10 inch touch screen and an 8-inch instrument panel. It is furthermore equipped with a ‘smart car networking system’ called D-OS. The system is able to collect data about the interests and preferences of the owner and, on this basis, to offer him routes, radio stations and other content.

The face-recognition system connects with smartphones and is able to recognize the face and voice of passangers, changing modes of operation. They will have access to a large selection of personalization of the car with vibrant exterior colors, contrasting inserts, stickers and other items.

Please also read our published Electric Car reviews of other makes and models.

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