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Volt battery pack, Chevy Volt Lithium Ion batteries, 40 mile range, Generator
The Chevy Volt Lithium Ion battery pack provides a range of 40 miles after which a gasoline
powered generator begins charging the batteries. This video taking exerpts from Chevy videos
and Engineering TV interviews provides info on the batteries and videos of the first battery
pack rolling off the assembly line and first battery pack installed in a vehicle.
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Chevrolet Volt: how does it work?
A simple, animated explanation of how the Chevrolet Volt's engine, two
motors, three clutches and battery pack work together to drive the car. The
same Voltec platform will also underpin the European Opel Ampera.
Chevy Volt Powertrain Deep Dive | Part 3
What makes the Chevrolet Volt Powertrain tick? Find out how it all works in
this incredibly complex piece of engineering from a presentation given by
Chevy's Chief Engineer for global Voltec and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles,
Pamela Fletcher, during the Volt's national media launch on October 18,
I drive the Chevy Volt
Test driving the Chevy Volt in Vancouver. Three Chevy Volts are in
Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. As a member of the Vancover
Electric Vehicle Association I got to drive one. It's peppy. Lots of
smarts, too. But costs too much @ the predicted $40K or more. Otherwise,
HD Chevrolet Volt Test Drive
Test drive of the new Chevy Volt, in West Nyack, NY, around a tiny parking
lot course. Some detailed discussion of the features.
Lithium Battery Management System (BMS) in a ZAP Electric Car
On December 1, 2009 we filmed lithium battery testing at ZAP's facilities
in Santa Rosa, California. For the past few years ZAP has been studying
lithium batteries combined with battery management systems. ZAP says this
system can store 35 kwh of energy and can allow an average electric car to
drive approximately 100 miles per charge. A Battery Management System (BMS)
is any electronic device that manages a rechargeable battery, such as by
monitoring its state, calculating secondary data, reporting those data,
protecting it, controlling its environment, and / or balancing it. This
pack is available from ZAP in California or its website at
Turning used electric car batteries into energy storage devices
ABB's Mietek Glinkowski is interviewed at the ABB Smart Grid Center of
Excellence in Raleigh, North Carolina USA
GM and ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse -- world's first use of
electric vehicle batteries for homes
Partnership with ABB results in prototype back-up power storage unit
Energy storage project readies for testing on the power grid
San Francisco, Nov. 15, 2012 -- General Motors and ABB today showed the
next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt
batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity
needed by three to five average American homes.
The uninterruptable power supply and grid power balancing system was
demonstrated during GM's Electrification Experience. The prototype unit
provided 25 kW of power and 50 kWh of energy to power all the support
lighting and audiovisual equipment in an "off-grid" structure used for the
"GM's battery development extends throughout the entire life of the
battery, including secondary use," said Pablo Valencia, GM senior manager
of battery lifecycle management. "In many cases, when an EV battery has
reached the end of its life in an automotive application, only 30 percent
or less of its life has been used. This leaves a tremendous amount of life
that can be applied to other applications like powering a structure before
the battery is recycled."
GM and ABB last year demonstrated how a Chevrolet Volt battery pack could
be used to collect energy and feed it back to the grid and deliver
supplemental power to homes or businesses.
During today's demonstration, the energy storage system was run in a
"remote power back-up" mode where 100 percent of the power for the facility
came from Volt batteries through ABB's Energy Storage Inverter system. A
similar application could one day be used to power a group of homes or
small commercial buildings during a power outage, allow for storage of
power during inexpensive periods for use during expensive peak demand, or
help make up for gaps in solar, wind or other renewable power generation.
These functions, along with frequency regulation on electric distribution
systems, could someday be used by utilities to reduce cost to customers and
improve the quality of power delivery. These applications are referred to
as community energy storage to distinguish them from substation-size energy
"We showed today how fast this research concept is turning into reality,"
said Allen Burchett, ABB's senior vice president for Business Development
in North America. "The ABB-GM Volt battery system is the world's first use
of car batteries as possible back-up power for homes and other commercial
uses. We will be installing it on the grid soon to complete the technical
evaluation, and this will tell us all what smart grid applications are
possible, like back-up power, reducing energy cost, strengthening
utilities' distribution systems and storing surplus renewable energy."
ABB's research center in Raleigh, N.C., conducted the research and
development, and ABB's Medium Voltage business unit in Lake Mary, Fla., is
managing the proof-of-concept testing, market research and product
development. As the world's largest EV fast-charging company and leader in
smart grid and energy storage, ABB works with other auto companies, battery
manufacturers and utilities to help make electric power and industrial
operations more productive and efficient.
GM is focused on assuring battery systems used in future Chevrolet, Buick,
GMC and Cadillac vehicles provide environmental and societal benefits
beyond their use in the vehicle. Long before a battery is recycled,
secondary use provides the opportunity to fully utilize the battery
GM is dedicated to waste reduction throughout its operations, and its
worldwide manufacturing facilities combined recycle 90 percent of the waste
they generate. Ensuring that batteries are part of reducing the
environmental impact of its vehicles and operations is part of the
company's roadmap to sustainability.
For more information, multimedia material or to speak to ABB experts please
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that
enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while
lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in
around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in
30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's
largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM's brands include
Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu,
Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its
subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security
and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.