The Chevy Volt’s Japanese Ancestor From 1993 From Daihatsu!

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The Chevy Volt’s Japanese From 1993. From

Daihatsu Dash concept 1993

Everything old is new again.

Or so the saying.


While the 2011 Volt will be the first vehicle with a range-extending to be built in volume (the pre-production Volt rolled off the on March 31), it’s the first one ever.

2011 Volt

Lohner-Porsche series hybrid

ignore for a moment the Lohner-Porsche of the 1900s (designed by Ferdinand later to found the famous car company).

Instead, let us travel in time to 1993. Just to get you that was the year when Clinton was inaugurated as president of the States, the best-selling album of the was the soundtrack to The Bodyguard . and gasoline $1.16 a gallon.

It’s the year that Japanese maker Daihatsu showed its 21 concept car at the Tokyo and Frankfurt Shows. The DASH name for Daihatsu Autocharging Series (as distinct from a parallel like the 2010 Toyota

The front wheels of the four-seat 21 were driven by a 20-kilowatt motor, powered by a T-shaped battery pack mounted in the and under the rear seats—just the 2011 Volt.

When the ran low, a rear-mounted 660cc gasoline engine would up, running at a constant speed to an 8-kilowatt generator that the battery.

The Dash 21 offered about 25 of electric range, and a total of 280 miles. Top speed was given as 75 per hour.

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Just-Auto writer Bursa managed to dredge up an he’d written on the car for Automotive magazine, which concluded,  Dash 21 features technology is close to being used on vehicles.

Well, not quite. also notes that owner, Toyota, set up its own G21 project the same time to develop a vehicle for the 21st century.

In 1995, the concept for what the Toyota Prius was unveiled at the Motor Show. And we all know how experiment turned out: The is the world’s highest volume with total production of generations since 1997 now 2 million.

Daihatsu showed a series hybrid concept, the EV-H, in 1998.  This the 570cc gasoline twin powered a 6-kW generator was up front, above a 19-kW drive motor, just the Volt’s layout.

The Move EV-H generator a rear-mounted bank of 24 lead-acid rather than the more nickel-metal-hydride pack used in the 21. But once again, the world little attention to Daihatsu’s hybrid.

The 1993 Dash 21 into dusty archives, and it take a further 18 years series hybrid vehicles appear in dealerships.

It must be to Daihatsu’s valiant engineers they will do so in the United rather than Japan.

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