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  1. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    2011 Volt, 66k miles. Long story short, we died on the Interstate and the Chevy dealer we were towed to says the LI battery has a bad cell. They'll replace with a new (backordered) battery for $18k or refurb (no status on backorder) for $10k. Green Tec Auto offered to do it sooner and for less...
  2. Use, Care & Maintenance - Gen 1 Chevy Volt
    I have a 2015 Chevy volt and when the battery dies the energy used say 9.7 kw/h used but google says the battery is much bigger. Is this a sign of major degradation or something else.
  3. Use, Care & Maintenance - Gen 1 Chevy Volt
    Ive a Vaxhall Ampera which is the same as a Chevy Volt gen1. Has anyone heard of projects/aftermarket batteries to replace Volt/Ampera batteries, I figure modern battery cells are 2 to 3 times as energy dense as the Volt‘s original batteries, with a new battery pack range would be over 100...
  4. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    Supercapacitors deliver quick bursts of energy during peak power demands and then quickly store energy and capture excess power that's otherwise lost. In the example of an electric car, a supercapacitor can provide needed power for acceleration, while a battery provides range and recharges the...
  5. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    and batteries replacing oil etc.... http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-16/get-ready-for-life-without-oil
  6. Chevy Volt News, Events
    Use of old Volt batteries....maybe one day it will be cheap enough..... http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155589-gm-turns-your-old-chevy-volt-battery-into-a-whole-house-ups
  7. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Boeing should have used this instead! Battery Material Prevents Fires, Stores Five Times the Energy Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solid electrolyte to replace flammable ones used in lithium-ion batteries. "An electrolyte developed by researchers at Oak Ridge...
  8. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    PHYS.ORG - December 11, 2012 "More than 3,500 years ago, civilizations in Asia and the Middle East first boiled madder roots to color fabrics in vivid oranges, reds and pinks. In its latest technological incarnation, the climbing herb could lay the foundation for an eco-friendly alternative...
  9. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Wanxiang Group Corp's bid of about $260 million topped a joint bid from Johnson Controls Inc of Milwaukee and Japan's NEC Corp for the maker of lithium-ion batteries. Siemens AG of Germany had also qualified to bid...
  10. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Interesting article in Engadget about used volt batteries: Link
  11. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    An interesting read on battery tech: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57503812-85/smartphone-battery-life-2-problems-4-fixes-smartphones-unlocked/?tag=nl.e404&s_cid=e404
  12. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    The lithium in your Volt batteries may have been ejected from a black hole. The spectra of the most ancient and pristine stars in our galaxy reveal abundances of the isotope lithium-7.7There has been a lingering question concerning the source of the lithium as well as the amount. Now researches...
  13. Chevy Volt News, Events
    Hi Guys, Read an interesting article about Honda in Japan recycling hybrid batteries. Who said hybrid's or EV's are not clean? http://www.carsales.com.au/news/2012/honda-claims-world-first-recycling-rare-earth-metals-30033 Honda has signed a deal with Japan Metals and Chemicals Company...
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