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  1. Overdrive on the Gen2?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Some of the explainers and videos on the drive system for Gen2 have mentioned an "overdrive" mode in extended range, but there was no real explanation of what it is. Couldn't tell if this was simply when the ICE directly connects to the drive gear, or something else going on. Anyone out there...
  2. Theoretical Max Battery Range?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey folks, This morning traveling over the Altamont Pass here by Livermore, CA, I was re-generating the battery thanks to the massive downhills. When I left my house, my battery showed a range of 41 miles. When I ended up in downtown Livermore, the battery showed a range of 55 miles. It was...
  3. ALTe "range extended electric powertrain" for Commercial Trucks, Vans

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    $25k kit. A 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack, a four-cylinder engine, electric-drive motors, a generator, a hybrid-controller unit, and HVA modules produce 30 miles electric, 275 miles gas. http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/guest/26699/?p1=blogs The battery can charge in as little as four...
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