And put it on the suburban body and frame....If you could take the drive train of the Gen II Volt and the battery capacity of a P100D and put them together what kind of electric range would you end up with factoring in the extra weight, the efficiency of the volt drive train, etc?
I actually think (hope) that we don't see a Volt 3, but instead we get the entire GM lineup (Vette, Camaro, Impala, Equinox, Silverado, Suburban) with ICE, BEV, and PHEV options. One can only dream.You would have .....(drumroll) Gen 3 Volt. Coming, but not soon, to a dealer near you.
What kind of car are you putting it in? Range is affected at least as much by the load side (weight/rolling resistance, aerodynamics) as it is by the powertrain itself.If you could take the drive train of the Gen II Volt and the battery capacity of a P100D and put them together what kind of electric range would you end up with factoring in the extra weight, the efficiency of the volt drive train, etc?
Interesting. A couple of challenges - smaller packs mean less available power unless you stress the cells more, and with the large cells GM/LG Chem are using they only have a couple size options without changing either the cells or the pack voltage.At a minimum, I think it would be nice if GM offered different sized batteries to volt and bolt owners so people can right size for their commute plus upgrade later if their commute changes. So someone who lives 5 miles from work can get a 20 mile EV range volt using only the center console part of the battery at a much lower price point. Then folks like me with a daily 65 mile commute would opt for the super pak to get 80 miles or so of range, filling additional space around the rear axle area of the volt.
I like the faraday futures' concept of adding additional battery packs as the wheelbase increases in length.
I wish I could choose my battery size like the way tesla gives you 60 70, 85, 90, 100 (and for a short time 40). I personally don't want a Prius prime or an energi, but I would opt for the biggest battery config available.TBH, this is beginning to sound like it could be answered with "If you want a Prius Prime, you know where to get one."