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The Chevrolet Volt  Extended Range Electric Vehicle
 

The Chevrolet Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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On September 14, 2010, the Alliance’s Policy Summit entitled “From Power Plant to Plug & Beyond: Energy Efficiency Opportunities Across the Smart Grid,” assembled global leaders in Washington, ...

On September 14, 2010, the Alliance’s Policy Summit entitled “From Power Plant to Plug & Beyond: Energy Efficiency Opportunities Across the Smart Grid,” assembled global leaders in Washington, DC for a discussion on the role energy efficiency must play in successfully creating a smart grid that reaches all end-use sectors.

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  • Battery- and extended-range electric vehicles may be a good solution for smaller vehicles and urban commutes, but GM sees fuel cell vehicles as another electric vehicle option because they can provide larger vehicle size, greater range, and more functional designs than battery-electric vehicles.
  • The first pre-production Volt rolled off the production line at Detroit-Hamtramck in March.

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  • The Chevrolet Volt
    Extended Range Electric Vehicle
    Mary Beth Stanek
    Director, Federal Environment and Energy Regulatory Affairs
    General Motors
  • ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH RANGE-EXTENDER
    Up to 40Miles Battery Electric Drive
    +
    Hundredsof Miles Extended-Range Driving
  • TYPICAL DAILY COMMUTE – U.S.
  • VEHICLE APPLICATION MAP
    High Load
    Fuel Cell
    Duty Cycle
    EREV
    BEV
    Light Load
    City
    Intra-Urban
    Highway-Cycle
    Highway
    Drive Cycle
    Continuous
    Stop and Go
    Figure2-5-ApplicationMap-W
  • 16 kWh (8kWh usable)
    High energy, high power in minimized package
    8-year/100,000- mile warranty
    LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
  • Volt Charging Power Levels
    120V (1.2 kW) Charging
    Plugs into standard household outlet
    Full charge in about 8-10 hours
    No additional equipment or installation typically required
    Charge cord standard with the vehicle
    240V (3.3 kW) Charging
    Full charge in about 3-4 hours
    Efficient and enables more opportunity to drive electrically
    Requires a one-time investment to upgrade garage with dedicated 240V circuit
    120V Cordset
    240V ChargeStation
  • Volt Mobile Applications
    Customer-Facing Applications for VOLT Customer Benefits Delivered via OnStar
    GM Confidential
  • Charging Infrastructure
    Residential – majority of units
    Seamless installations for homeowners
    Permits, electricians, inspections
    Rates
    Workplace or retail
    Commercial/industrial customers
    Public charging
    Support municipalities
    Public
    Workplace
    or Retail
    Residential
  • First Pre-production Chevrolet Volt Moves Along the Assembly Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center – March 29, 2010
  • Enabling Electrification
    Advanced R&D
    Global interest and national support
    Engagement by many industries and co-development
    More participants
    Sophisticated energy players and 3rd parties
    Incorporated learnings from previous vehicle programs
    Hybrids improving advanced power controls
    Fuel cell stack manufacturing to battery manufacturing (flows and cooling)
    Improvements in regenerative braking
    Battery development to lithium and beyond
    Major advancements in power density for power controls and electronics
    Improved electric motor integration with vehicle systems
    Consumer awareness and support
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt EREV
    Pricing - $41,000 base minus $7,500 federal tax credit
    Lease price - $350 per month ($250 for average consumer with electric vs. gasoline savings)
    Start of Sales – late 2010 in California, Austin, Texas, Michigan, NYC, Washington D.C., New Jersey and Connecticut.
    Fuel Economy to be announced in the next month