30 Jul '14, 5pm

2016 Chevy Volt to make auto show debut this season

We have shitty roads in Detroit. I picked up the first chip/split within the first 1000 miles and have picked up 3 so far in the first 20k miles. I wasn't even tail gating. Faster charging is always nicer, I doubt we'll get above 6.6kW for on board charging but it will likely have the SAE Combo charger for DC fast charge. There is still some room for improvement on the CS side. For the Gen 1 Volt they had originally planned to operate the engine at a static load at its most efficient operating point. Therefore they selected a motor that had the highest efficiency at that load. As the story goes, they later realized that they could operate more efficiently if they tried to actively match the load rather than generate/store/discharge the energy. The downside was that the engine in gen 1 isn't optimized for the application and it runs on premium which actually has a lower ene...

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