Volt for Real?

Plug In Partners

F or those who think that GM is not serious about its new PHEV , the Volt , here is a piece that makes you think they are: The Volt To Be Lutz's Legacy May 21, 2007 So, I heard General Motors’ Bob Lutz on National Public Radio’s “Wait. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. “A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S. A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S. However, “we’re talking about heavy investment&# in cars, batteries and supporting technology, said Nissan Motor Co.

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Trending Sources

Fraunhofer IAF develops first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for voltage converters for e-mobility

Green Car Congress

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF has now produced and demonstrated the world’s first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for the important 600 volt class. A switching frequency of up to 3 MHz allows us to achieve a much greater power density.

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Chevy Volt & Ford Airstream: The Plug-in that Could Be & the Plug-in that Couldn't Possibly

Plugs and Cars

Amidst the well-deserved hoopla about GM's plug-in serial hybrid Chevy Volt , Ford is touting its own equally ugly plug-in hybrid concept car. To the extent the industry's fuel cell project is real, it is coming to depend upon the much maligned battery to save its ass.

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

Green Car Congress

Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. We took a production battery, a production inverter, made the necessary modifications and found that it could perform the function needed.

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GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

Green Car Congress

The second-generation “Voltec” extended range electric powertrain applied in the MY2016 Chevy Volt ( earlier post ) marks a significant evolution in the electric drive technology platform from its first-generation origins. Drive unit power flow. Traction Power Inverter Module (TPIM).

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Toyota electric cars, more Nissan EVs, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid driven, Volt vs Prius Prime: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got news on future electric cars from Nissan, Renault, and Toyota, some thoughts on more time in a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and a sales race between the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Prime. Toyota's reluctant moves into electric cars will include its own battery-powered car in China, and EVs made by.

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Can the Chevrolet Volt survive the winter?

Green Cars News

There have been plenty of aspersions cast over the reliability of electric cars whether battery powered or range extended – so it’s interesting to see how the Chevrolet Volt will fair during its first winter as a production model. According to General Motors, one of its key goals when developing the Volt was to create [.]. Chevrolet Green cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt general motors Winter winter conditions

Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

Green Car Congress

OnStar’s Mobile Application will use a real-time data connection to interact with the Volt and perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors. The Chevrolet Volt ushers in a new era of automotive technology and calls for a new level of connectivity and control.

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Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

Green Car Congress

The Volt drive unit combines two motors and three clutches to deliver four distinct operating modes to maximize efficiency and provide a seamless driving experience. The Volt could also be called a plug-in series hybrid, depending upon your taxonomic preference.).

NETL investigating researching chemistries for large-scale battery- and supercapacitor-based grid energy storage systems

Green Car Congress

This includes research on appropriate anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes for magnesium (Mg)-, sodium (Na)-, and lithium (Li)-based batteries and novel transition metal oxide- and nitride-based supercapacitor electrode materials. The goal is to develop energy storage systems with high-energy density to meet the ever-demand for the electric grid to provide reliable, distributed power. High-energy density magnesium batteries for smart electrical grids.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Newly installed CEO Fritz Henderson argues that pioneering projects like the Volt typically lose money until the technology catches on. "The Volt is a case study. " In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace.

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GM: Volt Pack Now “Hundreds” Less than $1,000/kWh; Headed to $250/kWh

Green Car Congress

In a response to a recent study by researchers at CMU on the cost-effectiveness of different sizes of battery packs for plug-in hybrids ( earlier post ), Jon Lauckner, GM Vice President Global Program Management, wrote on the GM Fastlane Blog that the current cost of the Volt Li-ion packs is “ many hundreds of dollars per kWh ” lower than the $1,000 kWh figure used in the study.

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2001-2003 Prius as electric Car

DIY Electric Car

or less unit the HV battery down to far.So one well need to add Power to the HV Battery. One needed about min of 160 volt. of battery power , the boost converter well increase the to about to about 306 V that should keep the HV battery (OEM) with enough, to drive the now Electric car (prius) until added battery goes to low.the boost inverter should supply about 100 amps.see at : https://sites.google.com/site/20012003electricprius/ let me know what you think.

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Chevy's Volt Drives Well, But Will People Change Their Habits For It?

Green Car Reports

I took a short test drive yesterday in the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s range-extended vehicle that can go 25 to 50 miles on battery power before switching over to gas. The Volt will go into production in mid-November and hit dealerships a few weeks later, just in time to compete Note: we’ll have videos up soon, so check back in this space.)

Testing A Plug-In Prius Or Volt Gets Easier For Civilians

Green Car Reports

With cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf already on sale, plus a handful of startups either selling or building battery-powered cars on U.S. soil, it’s safe to say that the electric car revolution is truly upon us. Sadly, the cost of entry to be a part of this revolution is still quite high, even with the myriad of state and federal

GM Provides Glimpse of Battery Strategy and Approach for the Future with Briefing on Gen 1 Volt Pack; Work on Gen 2 and Gen 3 Packs Already Underway, With a Focus on Cost

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The Gen 1 Volt 16 kWh pack, comprising more than 200 cells grouped into modules. They also delivered an update on the progress of the Volt’s development cycle. Undertray of the Volt, showing the integration of the T-. shaped battery pack as a structural element.

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PIP Declares Victory

Plug In Partners

The operational technology has been perfected and the battery technology is maturing. The Chevy Volt , a plug-in electric car, will have the battery power to take most American drivers to and from work every day without using any gasoline at all.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

Plug In Partners

During a presentation of Volkswagen's new electric car program entitled "Fleet Test: Electric Drive Vehicles," Winterkorn explained that TwinDrive can power a vehicle solely on electricity for up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and can be plugged into to existing power outlets for recharging.

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GM To Test 100-Mile Chevrolet Cruze Electric Car in S Korea

All Cars Electric

car buyers, GM is convinced that a range-extended electric vehicle--its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, to be specific--is the best solution to meeting the needs of drivers who may need to go further than the 40 miles a Volt will do on battery power. For U.S.

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Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video

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The Volvo Recharge

Plug In Partners

Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit. The batteries are intended to have a useful life beyond that of the car itself.

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On the Horizon

Plug In Partners

In an interview Monday, Mr. Ghosn said Nissan decided to accelerate development of battery-powered vehicles because of high gasoline prices and environmental concerns, not just because of the need to meet stricter fuel-economy standards.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. Some of the most talked-about electric vehicles are slated to debut later this year and can travel at least 100 miles on a single charge (even if some of them run on an auxiliary gasoline engine when the battery runs low). Volt. Which one applies to the Chevy Volt, to be introduced later this year by GM?

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Will GM Amp Up Green SUVs?

Hybrid SUV Blog

With the Chevy Volt finally launched, General Motors is expected to leverage the car’s electric motor and battery technology in other vehicles. At the Beijing Motor Show in April, the company showed off the Chevy Volt SUV MPV5 (Multi-person vehicle for five) concept vehicle.

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When Bob Met Elon … and Chris

Revenge of the Electric Car

s and a prime mover behind the development of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. s and a prime mover behind the development of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. Mr. Lutz put in a plug for the “range-extending capability” of the Volt, which can travel about 40 miles on electric battery power alone and another 300 miles or so with a recharging assist from an onboard gasoline generator. Chris Paine, Elon Musk, Bob Lutz.

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Governor Pataki On Board

Plug In Partners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles can be plugged into the electric grid – such as a normal 120 volt household outlet - to boost mileage. The company’s lithium-ion batteries can be used in a variety of products and applications. T his story comes from the Energy Blog.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

Green Car Reports

For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle. Chevy’s Volt is the only extended-range electric vehicle on the market

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Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Legislature is taking a step toward giving a Sunshine State boost to the next generation of automobiles: electric-powered cars. An effort led by House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, to give a sales tax exemption to consumers who buy battery-powered, electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids picked up a unanimous endorsement today. One example is the much-publicized Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid due out in 2010 that ailing General Motors is staking its future on.

Bright’s Plug-In Car: Aerodynamics Are Key

Revenge of the Electric Car

Andy Frank makes the observation that parallel hybrids (Toyota Prius) are cheaper than series hybrids (Chevy Volt). “The slimming of the battery essentially comes because of a focus on weight, aerodynamics, rolling resistance, new construction materials and other design factors, he said in an interview. How can you quickly improve the performance of the battery in an electric car? The car will go 30 miles on batteries before the gas engine kicks in and be street-legal.

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E.ON launches ‘Freedom is Electric’ campaign; targeting 10,000 charging points in Europe by 2020

Green Car Congress

The stations enable charging of a 400km-range battery in 20-30 minutes. One of those vehicles is Bigfoot #20, the world’s first all-electric monster truck, which is powered by 30 separate batteries totalling 360 volts. An additional six batteries power the brakes and steering systems.

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Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Legislature is taking a step toward giving a Sunshine State boost to the next generation of automobiles: electric-powered cars. An effort led by House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, to give a sales tax exemption to consumers who buy battery-powered, electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids picked up a unanimous endorsement today. One example is the much-publicized Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid due out in 2010 that ailing General Motors is staking its future on.

Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars. Battery-powered motors are more efficient than gasoline engines.

Nissan’s Big Gamble

Revenge of the Electric Car

Those who make the decisions to forgo battery EVs in favor of plug- in hybrids only ignore a sizable market. Of course, we need millions of plug-in hybrids, too, so more power to everyone contributing to that market. Perhaps he knows how good it feels to drive a quiet, powerful car that doesn’t pollute. That bet takes shape at a new lithium ion battery plant and at an electric-vehicle assembly line that Nissan will build at its Smyrna, Tenn.,

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And We're Off! Electric Cars Are Here; Now They Need a Charge

Green Car Reports

And the first Chevrolet Volts (pictured) — GM’s model that can go up to 50 miles on battery power before switching to its gas “range extender&rdquo It’s official: Electric cars for the mass consumer crowd have arrived. The first all-electric Nissan Leaf was sold last week to a man in California, and more are trickling in.

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Eaton’s new Bussmann series EV fuses allow drivers to go further, faster

Green Car Congress

Power management company Eaton has introduced its new Bussmann series electric vehicle (EV) fuses designed to provide superior circuit protection while incorporating innovative technologies that promote a vehicle with higher performance and longer range. Additionally, the fuses are engineered with a 20 kilo ampere (kA) interrupting rating to enable longer vehicle range by protecting higher capacity and more efficient batteries with higher fault currents.

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Porsche reports ~60% of new Panamera models delivered in Europe are with plug-in hybrid drive; ramping up for Mission E

Green Car Congress

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid flagship model delivers exceptional performance and maximum efficiency, with a four-liter V8 engine and an electric motor generating a system power of 680 hp. Using fast charging, it will be possible to charge its battery by 80% in just 15 minutes. “

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Batteries not ready. See Chevy Volt for latest. The biggest barrier is the battery."

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Some of the new and updated models, such as a battery-powered version of Geelys Panda hatchback, may hit the market as early as October, and in some cases they might carry price tags low enough for farmers and other rural residents with limited financial means. Gasgoo.com | ?? |

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.