Overview – Chevy Volt Hybrid Revolutionary Propulsion System
Development still increases for the Chevy Volt electric hybrid car as General Motors has built a new revolutionary propulsion system. General Motors Corp names the GM Hybrid vehicle as an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle and plans to launch in late 2010. The Chevrolet eco-friendly automobile can travel up to 40 miles without using a single drop of gasoline.
The GM Volt electric car is a plug in automobile that delivers up to 40 miles on a single battery charge. General Motors Corp calls the Volt an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle. The vehicle offers a complete gas-free alternative solution. However, the release date and availability has not been confirmed.
One of the things that separates this GM Hybrid automobile from others is the zero tailpipe emissions. Since the Volt is powered by electricity, it will produce lower overall emissions than vehicles powered by gasoline. Clean energy which provides electricity today is generated by a wide variety of different methods including wind, solar, hydropower and nuclear.
The drive, for up to 40 miles, will have zero tailpipe emissions, which are important to the environment and to improve air quality in the areas we live. The 40-mile drive can be either city or highway, as there is no difference with the Chevy Volt plug-in Hybrid. Moreover, electricity production is also getting cleaner each year as older coal plants are being replaced with newer, cleaner technologies and as more renewable, such as wind and solar.
Chevy Volt is designed for commuters who drive less than 40 miles per day. The plug-in hybrid has a new revolutionary propulsion system to generate electric power with a gasoline engine. It provides extended drives when combined with the lithium-ion battery and gas-powered engine.
Engineers worked on reducing aerodynamic drag while keeping the striking look of the Volt. This produced a rounder, smoother appearance that resulted in a coefficient of drag that is a 30 percent improvement over the first Volt concept automobile. Since the Volt relies on electricity as its primary fuel source, preserving the power stored in its battery is most important.
Designing the Volt with more aerodynamics is vital to the Volt battery. This means the battery doesn’t have to work as hard and will last longer to extend its gas-free mileage. To make sure the Volt was indeed smooth from front to back, hundreds of hours were spent in a wind tunnel examining and adjusting things like the front and rear corner panels, the rear spoiler, the rocker panels, and the side mirrors.
The Chevy Volt price is still a mystery, but GM officials have thrown around a cost of $39,000. GM is expected to make further announcements later this year on the details. We do know that a GM electric car prototype is already in production tests. If the Chevrolet Volt has a cost of $39,000, the automaker will only break even on its first-generation Volt.