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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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Chevy Volt Battery Deep Dive
What makes the Chevrolet Volt battery tick? Find out how it all works in
this incredibly complex piece of engineering from a presentation given by
GM's director of Global Battery Systems, Bill Wallace, during the Volt's
national media launch on October 18, 2010.
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.
The Chevy Volt is for Idiots! - Autoline Daily 222
A company called Paice claims Toyota violated its patents for hybrids and
is seeking a ban on all imports of Toyota hybrids to the U.S. GM Chairman
Ed Whitacre is telling executives theyve got 12 weeks to show significant
progress in sales, market share and profitability. Audi of Americas
president calls the Chevy Volt a car for idiots. All that and more, plus a
preview of this weeks episode of Autoline, about the merits of the Cash for
EBIKE 60v - 15s Battery build from Dewalt 20VMAX packs Pt2
After getting my last 3 batteries in the mail, i quickly ripped them out
their housings and dug into the task of configuring the packs shape.
Shortly after i removed the stock wiring with a soldering iron. I was able
to reuse some 5 wire cord from a twist throttle for my balance leads.
2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
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Join us as we take an in-depth look at General Motors' first plug-in hybrid
which they prefer to call an EV with a range extender. We talk
infotainment, drivetrain, batteries, charging, hop in the trunk and take it
on the road.
The Chevrolet Volt may be the most maligned and least understood car on the
market. After a week of strange questions and bipolar reactions to GM's
plug-in hybrid, I came to a conclusion. GM's marketing of the Volt stinks.
By calling the Volt an "Electric Vehicle (EV) with a range extender," a
huge segment of the population can't get past "Electric" and immediately
cross the Volt off their list. There is also [strangely] a segment of the
population that says, "that's great but I want a hybrid." Guess what? The
Volt is a hybrid.
Before we dive into the Volt, it's important to know how hybrid systems
work. GM's Belt-Alternator-Starter, Mercedes' S400 Hybrid and Honda's IMA
hybrids are all systems where the engine is always connected and even if
the car is capable of "EV" mode, the engine is spinning. Porsche, VW,
Infiniti and others use a pancake motor and clutch setup to disconnect the
engine from the motor and transmission allowing a "pure EV" mode. Honda's
new Accord has a 2-mode setup where the motor drives the wheels via a fixed
ratio gearset, the engine drives a motor and above 45MPH a clutch engages,
linking the engine and motor together at a ratio of roughly 1:1. Ford,
Toyota and the Volt use a planetary gearset "power splitting" device. Yes,
the Volt uses a hybrid system that although not identical, is thematically
similar to Ford & Toyota's hybrid system.
Say what? I thought GM said it was a serial hybrid? Yes, GM did at some
point say that and I think that has caused more confusion than anything
else about the Volt. The bankrupt Fisker Karma is only a serial hybrid. The
engine drives a generator, the generator powers the battery and the motor
to move the car forward. At no point can the engine provide any motive
power to the wheels except via the electrical connection.
The Volt's innovation is that it can operate like a Fisker Karma or like a
Prius. It is therefore both a serial and a parallel hybrid. To do this, GM
alters the power split device power flow VS the Ford/Toyota design. Then
they add a clutch allowing the gasoline engine to be mechanically isolated
from the wheels. And finally they add software with a whole new take on a
Chevy Volt - 9 Months and 9000 miles with this amazing GM hybrid electric car [Review]
http://www.redferret.net/?p=34759 .The Chevy Volt is charging ahead in the
electrifying battle to become the #1 plug in hybrid. OK, so how cheesy an
opening is that, but the reality is that for the first time since the horse
drawn carriage, gasoline is slowly becoming more of an optional part of the
personal transportation equation. At least that's the way it seems right
now...gas powered skateboards may change the balance once again if they get
popular. But I digress.
The Volt isn't the first electric car, nor is it the sportiest (hello
Fisker Karma), or the one with furthest range (nice to meet you Tesla Model
S), the cheapest, the largest, the shiniest, and it can't make balloon
However...it is definitely a landmark vehicle.
The Chevy Volt is simply the most practical plug in hybrid ever created,
and I am not surprised that it won the European Car of the Year at the
Geneva Motor Show this summer
combines a 35-40 mile electric range with a surprisingly agile internal
combustion engine (aka "gas engine"). Of course, electric driving range is
just one feature, even a golf cart can stagger a few miles on an electric
The Volt however manages to combine plug-in technology and practicality in
a fun-to-drive package, and the result is a vehicle which achieves a
phenomenal gas mileage while at the same time offering conventional sedan
style comfort and style. And what other car comes with not just one, but
two smartphone apps to keep you informed and in touch with your vehicle?
Most importantly, you don't need to worry about running out of battery
charge half way to your destination, as with other electric vehicles.
We definitely haven't seen the last of this kind of imaginative and
innovative technology. Check out my video review below which bursts quite a
number of myth balloons about this brave engineering gamble from General
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Chevy Volt vs. Nissan LEAF
There's a lot of controversy comparing the Nissan LEAF to the Chevy Volt,
but it all has to do with whether or not the Volt is truly an electric car,
or whether it's a hybrid. But let's set their powertrains aside for the
moment. John McElroy just got a chance to test drive both cars, back to
back, and here's his impression of what the they're like.
2014 Chevrolet Volt $5,000 Price Drop Extended Range Electric Car
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufactured by
General Motors, also sold as the Holden Volt in Australia and New Zealand.
With a different styling it is sold as the Vauxhall Ampera in Great Britain
and as the Opel Ampera in the rest of Europe. Sales of the 2011 Chevrolet
Volt commenced in the U.S. in mid-December 2010 followed by various
European countries and other international markets in 2011. As of mid
January 2014, the Volt and Ampera models have combined global sales of
about 70,000 units. The U.S. is the leading market with over 54,500
Chevrolet Volts delivered since its introduction in 2010 up to December
2013. Opel/Vauxhall Ampera sales in Europe totaled over 8,500 units through
December 2013. The Netherlands is the world's second largest Volt/Ampera
market and leads the European region with more than 4,900 Amperas and over
1,000 Volts sold through December 2013. The Volt is the top selling plug-in
electric car in the United States, and the Volt/Ampera family is the best
selling plug-in hybrid in the world.
As of January 2014, the Volt is the most fuel-efficient car with a gasoline
engine sold in the United States, as rated by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with a combined electric
mode/gasoline-only rating of 62 mpg-US (3.8 L/100 km; 74 mpg-imp)
equivalent (MPG-equivalent) for the 2013 model year. The Volt operates as a
pure battery electric vehicle until its plug-in battery capacity drops to a
predetermined threshold from full charge. From there its internal
combustion engine powers an electric generator to extend the vehicle's
range if needed. When the engine is running it may be periodically
mechanically linked (by a clutch) to the traction motor, to improve energy
efficiency. The Volt's regenerative braking also contributes to the
on-board electricity generation.
The Chevrolet Volt has won numerous awards such as the 2009 Green Car
Vision Award, 2011 Green Car of the Year, 2011 North American Car of the
Year, 2011 World Green Car and 2012 European Car of the Year. There has
been some controversy and concerns regarding the Volt expressed in the
media. These include the extent to which the U.S. federal government may
have participated in the Volt's development, which continued through
General Motors' 2009 government-led bankruptcy, and concerns about the
battery pack fire risk following a crash test that the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performed on a Volt in 2011. At the
completion of its investigation NHTSA stated that it has concluded that no
discernible defect trend exists.
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