23 Apr '12, 7pm

How Autodesk saved the Chevy Volt from 'aerodynamics of a boulder'

How Autodesk saved the Chevy Volt from 'aerodynamics of a boulder'

Aside from the futuristic display that told me I was running only on electric power -- and a reminder that I had 19 miles before the car’s Voltec drivetrain would switch over to an internal combustion engine -- there wasn’t much about my maiden voyage in a Chevy Volt that screamed “eco.” In fact, the design is so unlike the quirky Toyota Prius and the boxy Nissan Leaf, one could easily walk past the Volt parked on a street without realizing it's a plug-in-electric extended-range car that can get an equivalent fuel economy of 60 miles per gallon (when combining the mileage derived from the Volt’s electric engine, fully charged, and its internal combustion engine.) That, many would argue, is a good thing. In order to enter the mainstream, fuel-efficient cars might benefit by looking, well, mainstream. But after my spin in the Volt, at a test-drive event at the Autodesk campu...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/23/how-autodesk-soft...

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