The 2011 Chevy Volt Battery: No Boundaries
This animation offers further insight into what to expect from the
Chevrolet Volt's battery and its supporting systems as the extended-range
electric vehicle encounters differentiating real-world conditions.
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Overview: 2011 Chevrolet Volt
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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt represents a direction for GM, and maybe you
guessed by the name, one that is focused on electricity. In fact, although
technically a hybrid, the Chevy Volt uses only electric power to move the
wheels. For trips up to 40 miles, the Volt is powered by electricity stored
in its lithium-ion battery. When the battery's energy is depleted, a
gasoline/E85-powered engine works as a electrical generator to provide
power the Volt's electric drive unit.
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2014 Chevy Volt 0-60 MPH & Hot Lap Leader Board Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Chevy Volt is a electric car that can
also run on petroleum. But you can own the Volt your entire life and never
use a drop of gas. In another accurate, fun and Informative TFLcar review,
Nathan and Roman find out just how fast the Checy Volt is from 0-60 MPH and
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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
Jay Leno Puts 10,000 Miles on His Volt
America's favorite and funniest car buff JAY LENO surprised automotive
enthusiasts gathered at the LA Auto Show when he drove his Chevy Volt on
stage to celebrate 10,000 miles on the electric grid. Jay has yet to use
the original tank of gas from when he bought the vehicle last year!
1963 Chrysler Turbine: Ultimate Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
1963 Chrysler Turbine: Ultimate Edition. It's the amazing car Jay's lusted
after since he was 14 years old, and today's episode is packed with all
kinds of amazing footage! We've got a book review, a road test, and
Chrysler's original promotional video.
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Crash Test 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air VS. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (Frontal Offset) IIHS 50th Anniversary
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted on Sept. 9 between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009
Chevrolet Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants
of the new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
A decade after the Institute was founded, insurers directed this
organization to begin collecting data on crashes and the cost of repairing
vehicles damaged in crashes. To lead this work and the Institute's expanded
research program, insurers named a new president, William Haddon Jr., who
already was a pioneer in the field of highway safety. In welcoming Dr.
Haddon, Thomas Morrill of State Farm said "the ability to bring unbiased
scientific data to the table is extremely valuable." This scientific
approach, ushered in by Dr. Haddon, is a hallmark of Institute work. It's
why the Institute launched the Highway Loss Data Institute in 1972 — to
collect and analyze insurance loss results to provide consumers with
Another Institute milestone was the 1992 opening of the Vehicle Research
Center. Since then, the Institute has conducted much of the research that
has contributed to safer vehicles on US roads. At the anniversary event,
current Institute chairman Gregory Ostergren of American National Property
and Casualty summed up a commitment to continue what fellow insurers began
in 1959: "On this golden anniversary of the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety, we celebrate this organization's accomplishments toward safer
drivers, vehicles, and roadways. We salute the vision of the Institute's
founders and proudly continue their commitment to highway safety."