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

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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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Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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Car and Driver said that the gas-only version would be powered by an Ecotec 2.4 It will use a variety of electrical technology including some that was developed for the Chevy Volt. Specifically, the 2011 hybrid model will use the advanced battery pack designed for the Volt.

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

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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.

2016 Chevrolet Volt EPA-rated at 53 miles all-electric range

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The Chevrolet Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system ( earlier post ) delivers 53 miles (85 km) of all-electric range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40% improvement over the first-generation Volt, and a 6% boost over the projected 50-mile (80 km) AER estimated at the new Volt’s unveiling in January. Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90% of trips.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Cash for Volts?

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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.

Volt for Real?

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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.

The Volt in Winter

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One of GM’s goals in developing the Volt was to create a plug-in electric vehicle suitable for everyday use regardless of weather. Typical northern winters take an even bigger toll on battery-powered vehicles than on traditional internal combustion-powered cars and trucks. The Volt has several features designed to minimize the drain on the lithium-ion battery while still affording occupant comfort.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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. “

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.)

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

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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.

GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Examples of degradation effects causing Li-ion battery power or capacity fading. the Volt—but also more broadly for batteries and electrified vehicle applications in general. Volt) Battery electric (in development) Fuel cell hybrid electric. Battery energy. <

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

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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

Kia unveils Soul-based e-AWD Trail’ster Concept; through-the-road hybrid

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the two power sources (front gasoline engine and rear electric motor) meet “through the road,” as opposed to inside the transmission with a common mechanical driveline connection. Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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

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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.

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.

Audi moving ahead with 48V system in vehicles; mild hybrids

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Audi will upgrade part of its vehicle electrical system from 12 to 48 volts. The move represents another technical building block for facilitating the integration of new automotive technologies while increasing the power and efficiency of its cars. Both models are fitted with an electrically powered compressor. Running part of the vehicle electrical system at 48 volts plays a central role in this.

Europcar to introduce Opel Ampera extended range EV as a rental car throughout Europe

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The market introduction of the Opel Ampera (the European cousin of the Chevy Volt) is due by the end of 2011. Trained Europcar employees will explain a range of topics including battery charging, the range extender, as well as other special functions and features such as the energy consumption and energy efficiency displays. In addition, customers will receive advice on energy-efficient driving in battery operation and how to recuperate energy when braking. Opel Ampera.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

2001-2003 Prius as electric Car

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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On the systems and fuels side, Audi discussed battery technology; wireless charging; 48 V electrification ( earlier post ); Audi fuel cell technology; and Audi e-fuels ( earlier post ). The electric motor produces 94 kW of power and 350 N·m (258.1 kW of power. volts.

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Volkswagen Group shows 3 hydrogen fuel cell concepts at LA Show: Audi A7 Sportback h-tron; Golf Sportwagen HyMotion; Passat HyMotion

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Fuel cell technology is running in comepetition with long-range battery electric vehicles. Meanwhile, outside the stack the electrons supply the electrical power. volts. The entire fuel cell operates in the voltage range of 230 to 360 volts. Audi A7 Sportback h-tron.

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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V6; DSG is to the right, with the power electronics unit mounted above it. The power electronics unit is integrated in the front engine compartment above the DSG unit and operates at a voltage level of around 375 V. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

Ford unveils C-MAX Energi, its first production plug-in hybrid, and another hybrid variant

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The plug-in hybrid and third-generation full hybrid leverage Ford’s global C-car platform, powersplit architecture, next-generation driver information features and advanced lithium-ion battery systems. Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

Fiat introduces 2013 Fiat 500e EV at LA Auto Show; forget the Eco button

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Fiat unveiled the 2013 Fiat 500e battery-electric version of the Fiat 500 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A 24 kWh liquid-cooled/heated Li-ion battery powers an 83 kW permanent-magnet, three-phase synchronous drive motor with 147 lb-ft (200 N·m) of torque. Battery pack.

Will GM Amp Up Green SUVs?

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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.


Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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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.

Porsche introduces 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car

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Combined system power is 887 hp (661 kW). The main source of propulsion is the 4.6-liter V8 derived directly from the power unit of the successful RS Spyder. Weight and performance optimizations achieve a power output per liter of approx. Li-ion battery. E-Power.

Vauxhall Ampera hybrid being tweaked for UK market

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The Ampera, based on the Chevrolet Volt and recently launched in the US, will reach the UK in 2012. The Ampera uses a battery-powered electric motor, and when it runs down a small, [.]. Engineers are working on the Vauxhall Ampera extended range hybrid in a bid to make it more suitable for European driving conditions. Hybrid cars Latest news general motors Vauxhall Vauxhall Ampera Vauxhall Ampera hybrid

GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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For the HEV, this allows the envelope of EV power and duration to be set by the battery capability rather than limited by the drive unit. engine in the MY 16 Chevrolet Volt EREV ( earlier post ) but is operated differently in the HEV. Volt EREV. Motor A peak power.

UMD/USARL team develops “water-in-salt” electrolyte enabling high-voltage aqueous Li-ion chemistries

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Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries power much of our digital and mobile lifestyle. V) is too narrow to support most of the electrochemical couples used in Li-ion batteries. V versus Li, depending on pH value) far above where most Li-ion battery anode materials operate.

Balqon Corporation Introduces New Li-Ion Electric Yard Tractor for Warehousing and Port Applications

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The Nautilus XE20, designed, integrated, and built in cooperation with Autocar Truck and its Xspotter yard tractor team, is intended for off-highway container or semi-trailer “spotting” applications, and is equipped standard with Balqon’s proprietary traction drive and battery management system.