2011 Chevy Volt drive simulation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:44+00:00 October 25th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, GM, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

There are four modes to the Chevy Volt system. There has been much discussion as to whether the Volt is an electric vehicle, a hybrid or something else. The Volt has a 16 Kw hour  battery.  We start with converting DC to AC in the electric traction drive. There is a 1.4-liter engine that holds [...]

2011 Chevy Volt battery reveal on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:44+00:00 October 25th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Chevy put the battery through the old weather durability, thermal management, making sure that the battery and all the power electronics are appropriately managed and, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Now you get to see how they have arranged the battery, how the battery hooks up to the rest of the car. Where does the [...]

Nick Reilly, CEO, Opel

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:44+00:00 October 25th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, GM, Manufacturers, Opel, Video, youtube.com|

Nick Reilly has served as the Chief Executive Officer of OPEL International since January 2010. Reilly makes a point of noting he came onboard after the fighting over Opel, between Magna and General Motors, was over. Admitting that the company was in a mess a year ago, Opel's CEO Nick Reilly said that General Motors Co.'s [...]