2011 Chevy Volt drive simulation

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 9.3  gallons of premium gasoline.

Here is animation of the 2011 Chevy Volt and all four of it’s modes. If you are a geek you will love this animation.

According to Chevy the Volt can drive up to 100 mph pure EV, at around 3:30.

If you are looking for the place where they talk about the 4th mode it’s around 3:50.

At around 4:10 they start talking about converting from a one-motor to a two-motor driving.

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L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.

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