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GM hybrid drive: Volt powertrain for everyone

Gerd Stegmaier
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As the Automotive News reports, the GM group is planning the drive train of the hybrid model Chevrolet V olt as To make the complete package available to other car manufacturers. In this country the drive was installed in the Opel Ampera, and the Cadillac ELR was also equipped with it.

GM hopes for cost savings

GM expects larger quantities and thus a significant cost reduction. Buyers could save enormous development costs.

The drive train of the Chevrolet Volt combines a 111 kW and 398 Nm electric motor with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 101 PS as a range extender. Only the front wheels are driven. A lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 18.4 kWh serves as the energy storage device. Chevrolet specifies the purely electric range at around 80 kilometers. The battery can be recharged from a conventional socket (230 V) in around 4.5 hours.

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