Chevrolet Volt Concept (2007)

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Chevrolet Volt Concept

The Volt concept sedan, by the E-flex System — next-generation electric propulsion — and sporting an aggressive, design, could nearly trips to the gas station.

The Chevrolet is a battery-powered, four-passenger electric that uses a gas engine to additional electricity to extend its The Volt draws from previous experience in starting the electric vehicle market it launched the EV1 in 1996, according to GM Chairman Robert A. Lutz.

The EV1 was the in battery technology and was a tremendous Lutz said. Even so, vehicles, in general, had limitations. had limited range, limited for passengers or luggage, couldn’t a hill or run the air conditioning without the battery, and had no device to get you home the battery’s charge ran low.

The Volt is a new type of electric It addresses the range problem and has for passengers and their stuff. You can a hill or turn on the air conditioning and not about it.

The Volt can be fully by plugging it into a 110-volt for approximately six hours a day. the lithium-ion battery is fully the Volt can deliver more 60 city kilometers of pure vehicle range. When the is depleted, a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine spins at a constant or revolutions per minute (rpm), to electricity and replenish the battery.

to Lutz, this increases the economy and range.

2007 Volt Concept

If you lived 50 km from work (100 km trip) and charged your every night when you home or during the day at work, you get fuel consumption of 1.6 liters per 100 km, said. More than of all Americans live within 30 km of where they work (60 km trip). In that case, you never burn a drop of gas the life of the car.

In the event a driver forgets to the vehicle or goes on a vacation far the Volt would still get 4.7 km by using the engine to convert into electricity and extending its up to 1030 km, more than that of today’s conventional In addition, the Chevrolet Volt is to run on E85, a fuel blend of 85 ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

A breakthrough required to make concept a reality is a large battery. This type of car, which the technical calls an EV range-extender, would a battery pack that nearly 400 pounds (181 Some experts predict such a battery — or a battery — could be by 2010 to 2012.

Jon Lauckner, GM president of Global Program said the Volt is uniquely to accommodate a number of advanced propulsion solutions that can GM a competitive advantage.

Today’s were designed around propulsion systems that use as their primary source of Lauckner said. Tomorrow’s need to be developed around a new architecture with electricity in

The Volt is the first vehicle around GM’s E-flex

That’s why we are also showing a of the Chevrolet Volt with a fuel cell, instead of a engine EV range-extender, said Or, you might have a diesel driving the generator to create using bio-diesel. Finally, an using 100-percent ethanol be factored into the mix.

The is, all of these alternatives are possible the E-Flex System.

The Volt car is built on a modified future Lauckner said, similar to the one GM for current small cars, as the Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR.

to Larry Burns, GM vice for research and development and strategic the world’s growing demand for and its dependence on oil for transportation is the common behind today’s headlines.

your concern is energy global climate change, disasters, the high price of the volatile pricing of a barrel of oil and the that unpredictability has on Wall — all of these issues to a need for energy diversity, Burns. Today, there are than 800 million cars and in the world. In 15 years, that grow to 1.1 billion vehicles. We continue to be 98-percent dependent on oil to our transportation needs. Something has to

We think the Chevrolet Volt bring about the diversity is needed. If electricity met only 10 of the world’s transportation needs, the would be huge.

GM’s System moves automobile new electric age

GM’s E-flex enables multiple propulsion to fit into a common chassis, electric drive to help the diversify energy sources and electricity from the grid as one of sources.

The DNA of the automobile has not changed in more 100 years, said Burns. still operate in pretty the same fashion as when Benz introduced the ‘horseless in 1886.

While mechanical will be with us for many to come, GM sees a market for forms of electric vehicles, fuel cells and electric using gas and diesel engines to the range. With our new E-flex we can produce electricity from ethanol, bio-diesel or hydrogen.

We can the propulsion to meet the specific and infrastructure of a given market. For somebody in Brazil might use ethanol (E100) to power an generator and battery. A customer in might get hydrogen from the sun and electricity in a fuel cell.

a customer in Sweden might use to create bio-diesel.

The Chevrolet is just the first variant of the System. The Volt uses a battery and a small, 1.0-liter gasoline engine to produce electricity to go up to 1030 km and provide fuel economy. GM will other variations of the propulsion at future auto shows.

GM is a fuel cell variant mirrors the propulsion system in the Sequel (fuel cell Burns said. Instead of a big and a small engine generator in the Volt, we would use a fuel propulsion system with a battery to capture energy the vehicle brakes. Because the is so small and lightweight, we would only about half of the storage as the Sequel to get around 480 km of

Future concepts might diesel generators, bio-diesel and

Environmentally conscious vehicles can be appealing

With exterior associated more with sports cars, the Chevrolet conveys an immediate message of and sophistication. Twenty-one-inch wheels and taut surface relationships the statement. The Volt’s athletic challenges the notion that an conscious vehicle can’t be and possess an aesthetic spirit matches its driving characteristics.

We our resources around the globe to the design aesthetic for the Volt, Ed Welburn, vice president, GM Design. It was important that the capture the face of the Chevrolet as recognized around the world.

to the heritage of its Chevrolet bowtie, the exterior design suggests performance and is wrapped in a stylish with classic Chevrolet cues that hint at Camaro and Corvette. On the inside, technologies and innovative materials with ingenious use of ambient for an interior environment that’s airy and thoughtful.

First and this is an advanced technology that uses little to no at all. But we didn’t see any reason why should compromise its design, Anne Asensio, executive GM Design. Asensio led the design that created the Volt with designs solicited GM’s studios around the

We wanted a size that with everyone, so we designed a car, said Asensio. In the the interior design team England inspired the final execution, and the exterior is the work of the advanced design team.

Our job was to design a vehicle people easily imagine, said It couldn’t be a ‘science project,’ that’s not what this car is all It had to be realistic, executable and carry the of the Chevrolet brand.

Chevrolet Concept Sedan Specifications

Chevrolet Volt Concept

style / driveline: 4-passenger unitized frame, electric front wheel drive

body-frame-integral structure with exterior panels and roof

EPA class: compact car (four with rear liftgate)

electrically driven system onboard range extender, recharge capability

Battery lithium-ion

Energy: 16 kWh (minimum)

power: 130 to 140 kW

Voltage: 320 to 350

100% time: 110-volt outlet 6 to 6.5 hours

Electric traction

Max. electrical power: 130 to 140 kW

mechanical power: 120 kW

Continuous power: 45 kW

Continuous mechanical 40 kW

Power: 53 kW peak power


Range extender

3-cylinder, turbocharged engine

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Fuel: gas or E85

Nominal 1500 to 1800 rpm

Max speed: rpm

Fuel tank (gal / L): 12 /

Charger type: plug-in

/ amp: 110 / 15

Horsepower (hp / kW): 160 / 120

Torque (lb-ft / Nm): 236 / 320

mode range: 64 km (40 miles) full electric vehicle range

Estimated fuel @ constant state of charge: 4.7 km (50 mpg) during charge operation

Daily usage mpg

@ 64 km (40 miles) or less: not applicable no fuel used

@ 96 km (60 miles): 150 mpg

@ 128 km (80 100 mpg

0 to 96 km/h (60 mph): 8 to 8.5 seconds

Top 192 km/h (120 mph) duration)


Front: strut-type

Rear: semi-independent beam

Steering type: speed-sensitive, variable assist

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 37 to 38 / to 11.5

Type: electro-hydraulic assisted; front disc, drum

Wheel size 21 x 6.5

Tires: 195/55R21, low-rolling

Dimensions Exterior

Overall (in / mm): 170 / 4318

Height (in / 52.6 / 1336

Width (in / 70.5 / 1791


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