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Chevrolet Volt--Development Story of the Pioneering Electrified Vehicle

  • Progress In Technology
  • PT-149
  • ISBN 978-0-7680-5783-6
Published April 04, 2011 by SAE International in United States
  • English
This compendium presents the most complete design and engineering story available anywhere about this groundbreaking new vehicle. It also introduces you to the engineering team and how they made the world’s first production extended-range electric vehicle a reality. Combining articles from SAE International’s Vehicle Electrification and Automotive Engineering International magazines, new SAE technical papers, and all-new content, this full-color book is the only one of its kind that lifts the veil on how the GM team and key supplier partners met the difficult engineering challenges faced in developing the Volt. Topics include the Volt’s systems, components, and model-based design; a behind-the-wheel look at a Volt prototype; and how the Volt’s engineering team used OnStar to collect test drive data from preproduction Volt vehicles. There is also an interview with GM’s Micky Bly in which the executive explains how the Volt program enabled GM to take new approaches to vehicle electrical architectures.