At the beginning of next year at the Detroit auto show “Chevrolet” will hold the world premiere of a new generation of hybrid Volt. Previously, the company released a photo of the car to “camouflage”, and today spoke about the upgraded powerplant.
Chevrolet is to tell more about the new generation of hybrid Volt
The company immediately noted that the effectiveness of a new power plant has increased at times, but how many Chevrolet Volt will stretch on a single charge and without refueling, promise to tell only at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2015 the. New generation of hybrid Volt installation and consists of the battery, an internal combustion engine drive unit and the electronic control systems.
The battery was developed in collaboration with LG Chem. Its weight is 13 pounds less than the present, it has 20% of b lshuyu container. The revised structure has allowed to lower the center of gravity, which indirectly indicates improvement characteristics “Volt”.
The drive unit is also designed to reduce weight and improve noise insulation qualities. Twin-engine drive, as described in the “Chevrolet”, runs about 5-12% efficiency of current and weighs as much as 45 pounds less.
The traction inverter module that controls the flow of energy between the battery and the electric motors, built directly into the unit itself, which has reduced the weight and size.
In the new generation of hybrid Volt motors are fewer rare earth materials. Wherein one of the two motors “of rare” is not used at all. The electric Chevrolet Volt will be acceleration efficiency of about 20%.
The new generation of hybrid Volt installation use the 1.5-liter “four” direct injection. The company said that with this engine Chevrolet Volt will really uncompromising car since the owner will not have to worry about the reserve energy to overcome the mountain serpentine.
In mid-August of this year, Chevrolet new generation of hybrid Volt has patented the name of Bolt , which is supposed to get a new hybrid, built on the basis of a new generation of “Volt”. Chevrolet Volt should be more accessible in terms of price than its “big brother”.