Here is your homework assignment: Look up the specifications and operating procedures for both the EV-1 and the Volt. Compare and contrast. Post a two paragraph explanation to your question above. Of coarse, please sight your references.what happened to all the knowledge from the EV1 why does this Volt only get 40 miles on charge.
With the frenetic pace of battery research going on right now, I'm willing to bet that price comes down considerably over the next 5 years. Just hang in and watch.Well, the range of the Volt could be boosted up to 100 miles, but are you willing to pay $60K for that?
The EV1's battery pack weight about 1200 pounds. In a hybrid, that weight will kill your gas mileage once the gasoline engine kicks in. It's like towing an extra car.what happened to all the knowledge from the EV1 why does this Volt only get 40 miles on charge. Did the EV1 really get over 100 miles on a charge. I would love to buy a Volt and I will not at this low low low low mpc.
I've said it many times: the stated 80,000 dollar cost of the EV1 is not a very telling figure. You just can't compare such a limited run vehicle hand-assembled and made of specialty parts to an actual full production vehicle. Besides, the RAV4EV cost half that and it was also made in very few numbers. We're talking a much bigger, heavier, and less aerodynamic vehicle that gets similar range at almost half the cost. So it's pretty obvious that the stated cost of the EV1 is just a GM talking point and not in any way a good measure of the feasibility of a NiMH electric car.Cost is the reason we don't see large battery packs. There's no conspiracy, lies, or forgetfulness here. It's just that large packs require large amounts of money. GM estimated the cost of the EV1 to be around $80,000. Add a getset, make it bigger with 4 doors and 4 seats, and you are looking at perhaps a $90,000 car.
Critics of the Volt sometimes forget the biggest benefit of EREV. 40-miles all-electric-range will cover most Americans daily driving. So GM focused on that. Then the genset is there just in case you run out of juice. In my opinion, it's a perfect combination.
Most EV drivers today still own a gas car (or borrow or rent them when they need to go beyond their cars max range). The Volt puts 2 cars into one.
Obviously the EV1 as we know it wasn't an economical car. I'm saying that the project was crushed before the technology had a chance to prove itself, and that GM uses (exaggerated) EV1 figures to make it look like electric cars were nothing but a pipedream back then.com'on vader
The RAV4 was basically an EV conversion of an existing product not a "ground-up" EV like the Volt was.
You keep wanting to compare apples to apples but you refuse to yourself!