23 Apr '15, 9pm

Second-Generation Volt Transmission Operation Explained

Second-Generation Volt Transmission Operation Explained

This article co-written by Jeff Nisewanger, Patrick Groeneveld and George Bower first appeared on GM-Volt.com. It’s more than a little bit technical, but for those who want more than a cursory explanation, it’s based on GM patent US 8,602,938 , issued in December 2013, and presentations by GM at an SAE vehicle electrification conference on February 11, 2015 in Los Angeles. The presentations by GM verify that the patent described here is indeed used as the basis for the next generation “Voltec” transmission. This article describes the design of the new transmission in detail. Introduction The new second-generation Volt transmission is truly a work of art. It increases vehicle acceleration and efficiency while lowering cost, weight and size. The new Voltec system retains the E-REV (Extended Range Electric Vehicle) design philosophy in which it operates as an electric vehicle...

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