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Chevy Volt Batteries Get Secondary Use – and Help Set Guinness Record

Chevy Volt Batteries Get Secondary Use – and Help Set Guinness Record

As General Motors works on secondary uses for the Chevrolet Volt battery a recent opportunity came up to nab a Guinness World Record in Canada. At the Pan American Games in Toronto, from July 17-27, a record 4,739 people pedaled bikes to generate electricity into a Volt’s battery. The record title: the most number of people generating electricity in one week. The purpose: participants at the Chevrolet Power of Play exhibit in CIBC Pan Am Park raced family and friends head-to-head on a 1,038 foot competitive marathon slot car track. Participants controlled the speed of the cars and charged the batteries by riding on six stationary bicycles, generating electricity with their own pedal power. The 4,739 people generated more than 13,000 watt hours over the course of the week. That amount of energy is enough to power a Volt for (just) 37 miles (60 km), but the idea was to draw ...

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