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Saturday, January 27, 2007

GM volt EV plug-in


General Motors will roll out its new Chevrolet Volt Concept later today. The sedan is powered by GM’s new E-flex hybrid system. The plug-in four-seater has a brace of lithium-ion cells that can be fully charged in six hours using a standard 110-volt outlet, giving the Volt a range of 40 city miles.

When the batteries are depleted, it then employs its turbocharged, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine to replenish the cells, theoretically giving the Volt up to 150 miles-per-gallon. According to GM’s car czar Bob Lutz, “More than half of all Americans live within 20 miles of where they work (40 miles round trip). In that case, you might never burn a drop of gas during the life of the car.” Like seemingly every new GM car these days, the Volt’s tri-banger is also amiable to running on E85, giving it even greater credibility among the environmentalists.

http://news.windingroad.com/concept-cars/naias-gm-rolling-out
-volt-plug-in-hybrid-concept-today/

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2 Comments:

Anonymous robert ackerlind said...

the eflex system or phev should be working now with nimh but for chevron/cobasys suppression. litium is too expensive not to mention explosive. the chevy volt is a body only. gm is expecting chevron/cobasys's litium research department to solve the fire problem. this is another ruse like the feul cell fiasco. toyota would be selling plug-ins now except their parent company panasonic lost the spurious lawsuit from cobasys. the details are sealed but panasonic is obviously prohibited from producing nimh above 10 ah (enough for mild hybrids only such as the prius). a plug in would be more like 50 ah. the rav4 ev had 95 ah and still runs after 200,000 miles. but when that dies panasonic is prohibited from producing a replacement battery. you can't get one from cobasys. cobasys refuses to sell above 10 ah for personal cars because that would damage their parent company chevron from selling gasoline.

10:49 PM  
Blogger robert said...

the eflex system or phev should be working now with nimh but for chevron/cobasys suppression. litium is too expensive not to mention explosive. the chevy volt is a body only. gm is expecting chevron/cobasys's litium research department to solve the fire problem. this is another ruse like the feul cell fiasco. toyota would be selling plug-ins now except their parent company panasonic lost the spurious lawsuit from cobasys. the details are sealed but panasonic is obviously prohibited from producing nimh above 10 ah (enough for mild hybrids only such as the prius). a plug in would be more like 50 ah. the rav4 ev had 95 ah and still runs after 200,000 miles. but when that dies panasonic is prohibited from producing a replacement battery. you can't get one from cobasys. cobasys refuses to sell above 10 ah for personal cars because that would damage their parent company chevron from selling gasoline.

10:52 PM  

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