28 Oct '14, 12pm

Report: Next-gen Chevy Volt will get 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine

Will it be a real range extender like the i3 or will it be coupled to the electric motor like the present Volt and the Prius. My guess is it will be coupled since they got away with the rumour that the ICE never drove the wheels, which is false greenwashing again. “Mode 4: High-speed series-parallel hybrid mode up to top speed. This is classic gasoline-powered series-parallel operation. You can’t have both electric motors driving the car at high speed like we saw in Mode 2 because the battery is discharged, meaning that the second motor-generator must continue to be a generator driven by the engine. This is where the engine begins to directly drive the ring gear. The engine is already clutched to the second motor-generator, so a straight-through mechanical connection is established when the ring’s motor-generator clutch is engaged. Compared to Mode 3, the engine works hard...

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