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Energy Systems D3 2012 Chevrolet Volt

front view of 2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevrolet Volt - front view
rear view of 2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevrolet Volt - rear view

The Chevrolet Volt is the first production extended range electric vehicle (EREV) released by General Motors, arriving in the model year of 2011. The Volt is equipped with a 16 kWh lithium ion battery, which powers two AC motors: one 111 kW traction motor and one 55 kW motor/generator. During charge sustaining operation, a 1.4L gasoline engine powers the 55kW motor/ generator as a series hybrid design.

Key Technology

  • Extended range electric vehicle
  • 16 kWh Lithium- ion battery
  • 1.4L inline 4 cylinder for range extending operation
  • One 111 kW  permanent magnet traction motor, one 55 kW motor/ generator

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