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Series of GM Executives Q&A has started over at the Volt site

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by malcolm, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. malcolm

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    First one.

    http://www.gm-volt.com/2007/11/17/your-questions-answered-by-top-chevy-volt-executives-part-i/

    Perhaps GM has more PR damage to repair than other car makers over the EV1, but it is fascinating to see the spread of this new online openness in the development of alt-fuelled vehicles.

    Of course, Tesla is responsible for kick starting this approach.

    Also, an update on the Volt's battery back:

    http://www.gm-volt.com/2007/11/16/the-chevy-volts-battery-has-been-born-and-director-denise-gray-tells-us-about-it/

    What will be interesting is the extent to which the Roadster's 245 mile range will be seen as "old news" by the time cars like the Volt roll off the production line in 2011(?). Depending what happens to gas prices in the next 2 years, the Volt's 40 mile battery-only range (with minimal AC) could be seen as inadequate by then.
     
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    Transient spikes is an odd term there. Usually I hear that term used in a negative sense for something going wrong with current flow.

    When I first read the statement I envisioned going along at 100MPH and suddenly the vehicle accelerates by itself up to 120MPH then goes back to 100MPH in an instant. Not exactly a feature I would want!
     

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