2011 Chevy Volt battery reveal on Driving the Nation

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 charge module go, the DC cables, the accessory power module.

You’ll notice the battery is the same shape as the center stack and the backseat. It was configured just that way. Chevy takes the top off and delves into the battery in this animation. LG Chem is the cell supplier. You will hear them talk a lot about thermal cooling. These cells are hot and need to be cooled. Chevy has their patented cooling system. There are four different modules to house the cells.

Watch the animation and learn.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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