Chevrolet Volt Concept

Chevrolet Volt Concept

The Chevrolet Volt concept sedan, powered by the E-flex System - GM's next-generation electric propulsion system - and sporting an aggressive, athletic design, could nearly eliminate trips to the gas station.

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

"The EV1 was the benchmark in battery technology and was a tremendous achievement," Lutz said. "Even so, electric vehicles, in general, had limitations. They had limited range, limited room for passengers or luggage, couldn't climb a hill or run the air conditioning without depleting the battery, and had no device to get you home when the battery's charge ran low.

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

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

Chevrolet Volt Concept Sedan Specifications :-

Model: Chevrolet Volt Concept
Body style / driveline: 4-passenger sedan, unitized frame, electric propulsion, front wheel drive
Construction: body-frame-integral structure with composite exterior panels and roof
EPA vehicle class: compact car (four doors with rear liftgate)

Drive system :

Description: electrically driven system with onboard range extender, plug-in recharge capability
Battery type: lithium-ion
Energy: 16 kWh (minimum)
Peak power: 130 to 140 kW
Voltage: 320 to 350
100% recharge time: 110-volt outlet - 6 to 6.5 hours

Electric traction system :

Max. electrical power: 130 to 140 kW
Max. mechanical power: 120 kW
Continuous electrical power: 45 kW
Continuous mechanical power: 40 kW

Generator :

Power: 53 kW peak power
Drive: direct

Range extender :

Type: 3-cylinder, turbocharged engine
Size: 1.0-liter
Fuel: gas or E85
Nominal speed: 1500 to 1800 rpm
Max speed: 3200 rpm
Fuel tank (gal / L): 12 / 54.5
Charger type: plug-in
Voltage / amp: 110 / 15
Horsepower (hp / kW): 160 / 120
Torque (lb-ft / Nm): 236 / 320
Electric mode range: 64 km (40 miles) - full electric vehicle (EV) range
Estimated fuel economy @ constant state of charge: 4.7 l/100 km (50 mpg) during charge sustaining operation

Daily usage equivalent mpg :

@ 64 km (40 miles) or less: not applicable - no fuel used
@ 96 km (60 miles): 150 mpg
@ 128 km (80 miles): 100 mpg
0 to 96 km/h (60 mph): 8 to 8.5 seconds
Top speed 192 km/h (120 mph) (limited duration)

Chassis/Suspension :

Front: independent, strut-type
Rear: semi-independent torsion beam
Steering type: electric, speed-sensitive, variable assist rack-and-pinion
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 37 to 38 / 11.2 to 11.5

Brakes :

Type: electro-hydraulic power assisted; front disc, rear drum

Wheels/Tires :

Wheel size (in): 21 x 6.5
Tires: 195/55R21, low-rolling resistance

Dimensions Exterior :

Overall length (in / mm): 170 / 4318
Height (in / mm): 52.6 / 1336
Width (in / mm): 70.5 / 1791

Dimensions Interior :

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 2
Headroom (in / mm): front: 37.3 / 947, rear: 35.9 / 912
Legroom (in / mm): 31.5 / 802
Shoulder room (in / mm): 50.6 / 1285
Hip room (in / mm): 53.1 / 1349


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