Rich GuntherDistrict Manager Commercial, Government &Alternative Fuels
GM eAssist Technology• Buick – “You don’t keep running when you are stopped, so why  should your car’s engine?”• Light-ele...
eAssist Components• The system starts with a 2.4L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine and a  next-gen 6-speed automatic transmission ...
eAssist Fuel Saving Features• Improvement in fuel economy comes from these powertrain  energy saving features:   – Engine ...
Electric Vehicles Changing Industry• Today is the start of a revolution in the auto industry   – For 100 years, vehicles h...
Volt Reinventing the Automobile’s DNA• In a class by itself — first mass-produced Extended Range Electric                 ...
How Volt Works• Combines a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack  with an advanced electric drive unit• Electric Mode — Vo...
How Volt Works• Combines a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack  with an advanced electric drive unit• Electric Mode — Vo...
Volt Performance• The Volt proves electric driving can be spirited   – Top Speed — 100 mph   – Torque — 273 lb.-ft.   – 0-...
Volt Battery is Very Efficient                 • Uses less energy per year                   than average household       ...
Expanding EREV Technology• Cadillac Converj concept to become production car called  Cadillac ELR   – Luxury touring coupe...
2013 Chevrolet Spark EV• Spark EV all-electric vehicle will be sold in select U.S. and global  markets in 2013    – Offers...
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles• Fuel cells are right choice for customers who need:   – More passenger and cargo-carrying cap...
Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cells• Zero petroleum• Zero greenhouse gas emissions• Zero tailpipe emissions• Triple the range ...
GM’s Fuel Cell System• Compared to an internal combustion engine, this system:   – Is more than twice as efficient   – Pro...
Fuel Cell System Configuration• Packaged in space of a traditional 4-cylinder engine• Hydrogen storage system and high vol...
Project Driveway• 30-month program started in 2007• 100+ vehicles in the hands of retail and commercial customers• Largest...
GM — Hawaii Collaboration• Hawaii’s major energy gas provider to make hydrogen available to  Oahu’s one million residents ...
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GM Electric Vehicles 2013

  1. 1. Rich GuntherDistrict Manager Commercial, Government &Alternative Fuels
  2. 2. GM eAssist Technology• Buick – “You don’t keep running when you are stopped, so why should your car’s engine?”• Light-electrification system – Standard on Buick LaCrosse and offered on Buick Regal – 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway • 2013 Malibu Eco – Expected to achieve 25 mpg city/37 mpg highway – 25% better fuel economy than traditional powertrain system
  3. 3. eAssist Components• The system starts with a 2.4L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine and a next-gen 6-speed automatic transmission – Adds an electric motor-generator (15kW) – Adds 115V lithium-ion battery• This combination stores energy and saves fuel
  4. 4. eAssist Fuel Saving Features• Improvement in fuel economy comes from these powertrain energy saving features: – Engine off at idle – Extended fuel cutoff on decelerations – Regenerative braking – Electric boosting – Intelligent charging/discharging of the lithium-ion battery• Additional vehicle energy savings comes from: – Efficient tires – Under body aerodynamic panels – Front-end active airflow management
  5. 5. Electric Vehicles Changing Industry• Today is the start of a revolution in the auto industry – For 100 years, vehicles have been mechanically-driven and petroleum-fueled – Moving to vehicles that are driven and fueled by electricity• This kind of revolution changes societies
  6. 6. Volt Reinventing the Automobile’s DNA• In a class by itself — first mass-produced Extended Range Electric 2011
  7. 7. How Volt Works• Combines a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack with an advanced electric drive unit• Electric Mode — Volt can drive initially on electricity for a range of 35 miles*• Extended Range Mode — Gas-powered generator turns on and produces electric energy for approximately 344 additional miles of driving range*EPA estimated 35 miles initial range based on 93 MPGe (electric); actual range varies with conditions
  8. 8. How Volt Works• Combines a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack with an advanced electric drive unit• Electric Mode — Volt can drive initially on electricity for a range of 35 miles*• Extended Range Mode — Gas-powered generator turns on and produces electric energy for approximately 344 additional miles of driving range*EPA estimated 35 miles initial range based on 93 MPGe (electric); actual range varies with conditions
  9. 9. Volt Performance• The Volt proves electric driving can be spirited – Top Speed — 100 mph – Torque — 273 lb.-ft. – 0-60 mph in less than 9.0 seconds – Quarter mile in less than 17 seconds
  10. 10. Volt Battery is Very Efficient • Uses less energy per year than average household refrigerator and freezer • Recharge for less than a cup of coffee (approx. $1.50 per day) Compared to Gasoline• Volt driver would • In contrast, at pay less than $3 to $4 a gallon, 3¢ per mile a conventional of electric driving, vs. vehicle would less if charged cost between during 10¢ and 13¢ off-peak hours per mile
  11. 11. Expanding EREV Technology• Cadillac Converj concept to become production car called Cadillac ELR – Luxury touring coupe with extended-range electric vehicle technology• The modern vision of the personal luxury 2+2
  12. 12. 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV• Spark EV all-electric vehicle will be sold in select U.S. and global markets in 2013 – Offers an all-electric option to customers with predictable driving patterns• advanced nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs
  13. 13. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles• Fuel cells are right choice for customers who need: – More passenger and cargo-carrying capability – Ability to travel longer distances at highway speeds – Great performance and fuel economy – Rapid re-fueling
  14. 14. Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cells• Zero petroleum• Zero greenhouse gas emissions• Zero tailpipe emissions• Triple the range of electric vehicles• No overnight charging
  15. 15. GM’s Fuel Cell System• Compared to an internal combustion engine, this system: – Is more than twice as efficient – Promises equivalent durability, range (300 miles) and performance – Has 60% fewer part numbers – 90% fewer moving parts – And offers similar refueling time (~3 minutes)
  16. 16. Fuel Cell System Configuration• Packaged in space of a traditional 4-cylinder engine• Hydrogen storage system and high voltage battery placed for maximum crash protection• Commercial production expected within the decade DC-DC Fuel Cell ElectricConverterRechargeable Hydrogen System Traction Energy Storage Storage System System• Real-world product evaluations – Project Driveway (2007 to 2010) – GM-Hawaii collaboration with production-intent vehicle (ongoing)
  17. 17. Project Driveway• 30-month program started in 2007• 100+ vehicles in the hands of retail and commercial customers• Largest-ever market test of fuel cell vehicles• Amassed more than 2.3 million miles – Included nearly 20,000 refuelings – Saved 1.2 million pounds of CO2 from being released into atmosphere
  18. 18. GM — Hawaii Collaboration• Hawaii’s major energy gas provider to make hydrogen available to Oahu’s one million residents later this decade – GM to provide vehicles for test market• GM also collaborating with three U.S. military organizations in Hawaii by providing 15 fuel cell vehicles for use and evaluation

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