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, 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.
  • The Chevrolet Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle

    1. 1. The Chevrolet Volt <br />Extended Range Electric Vehicle<br />Mary Beth Stanek<br />Director, Federal Environment and Energy Regulatory Affairs<br />General Motors<br />
    2. 2. ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH RANGE-EXTENDER<br />Up to 40Miles Battery Electric Drive<br />+<br />Hundredsof Miles Extended-Range Driving<br />
    3. 3. TYPICAL DAILY COMMUTE – U.S.<br />
    4. 4. VEHICLE APPLICATION MAP<br />High Load<br />Fuel Cell<br />Duty Cycle<br />EREV<br />BEV<br />Light Load<br />City<br />Intra-Urban<br />Highway-Cycle<br />Highway<br />Drive Cycle<br />Continuous<br />Stop and Go<br />Figure2-5-ApplicationMap-W<br />
    5. 5. 16 kWh (8kWh usable)<br />High energy, high power in minimized package<br />8-year/100,000- mile warranty<br />LITHIUM-ION BATTERY<br />
    6. 6. Volt Charging Power Levels<br />120V (1.2 kW) Charging<br />Plugs into standard household outlet<br />Full charge in about 8-10 hours<br />No additional equipment or installation typically required<br />Charge cord standard with the vehicle<br />240V (3.3 kW) Charging<br />Full charge in about 3-4 hours<br />Efficient and enables more opportunity to drive electrically<br />Requires a one-time investment to upgrade garage with dedicated 240V circuit<br />120V Cordset<br />240V ChargeStation<br />
    7. 7. Volt Mobile Applications<br />Customer-Facing Applications for VOLT Customer Benefits Delivered via OnStar <br />GM Confidential<br />
    8. 8. Charging Infrastructure<br />Residential – majority of units<br />Seamless installations for homeowners<br />Permits, electricians, inspections<br />Rates<br />Workplace or retail<br />Commercial/industrial customers<br />Public charging<br />Support municipalities<br />Public<br />Workplace<br />or Retail<br />Residential<br />
    9. 9. First Pre-production Chevrolet Volt Moves Along the Assembly Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center – March 29, 2010 <br />
    10. 10. Enabling Electrification<br />Advanced R&D<br />Global interest and national support<br />Engagement by many industries and co-development<br />More participants <br />Sophisticated energy players and 3rd parties<br />Incorporated learnings from previous vehicle programs<br />Hybrids improving advanced power controls<br />Fuel cell stack manufacturing to battery manufacturing (flows and cooling)<br />Improvements in regenerative braking <br />Battery development to lithium and beyond<br />Major advancements in power density for power controls and electronics<br />Improved electric motor integration with vehicle systems<br />Consumer awareness and support<br />
    11. 11. 2011 Chevrolet Volt EREV<br />Pricing - $41,000 base minus $7,500 federal tax credit<br />Lease price - $350 per month ($250 for average consumer with electric vs. gasoline savings)<br />Start of Sales – late 2010 in California, Austin, Texas, Michigan, NYC, Washington D.C., New Jersey and Connecticut.<br />Fuel Economy to be announced in the next month<br />