GM actually is putting a version of Voltec into a full size RWD sedan this year, with a full battery pack, but a larger and much more powerful engine. That's the CT6 PHEV.I love my Volt, but I'm tall and I have carseats. Please consider adding a few KW and strapping it to a full size sedan. I know it won't be anywhere near as efficient, but it'd still do great for the many of us with less than 50 mile daily commutes.
After it's been out a while, you can. I got my new ELR for $53k before the $10k rebate+credit. MSRP was over $80k same as CT6. Check out what 2017s are still on the lot in 2018.I don't know about most people here, but as sure can't afford a CT6...
Get in line behind me. I'm first!The vehicle that would dominate sales would be an Voltec AWD Equinox...
Agree, I want a Volt SUV. I have a Volt, and a SUV for family trips. Would get rid of the SUV if there is a volt SUV.Get in line behind me. I'm first!
Seriously, does GM even read these sites? We've been asking for that, no BEGGING for that, ever since the Volt was introduced. Considering how many people own both a Volt and an SUV or mini van, it isn't hard to believe that a Voltec Equinox would be guaranteed sales.
I think GM could Voltec an Equinox relatively easily. The reason I say that is Toyota/Tesla converted an ICE RAV4 to a 120 mile BEV without compromising cargo space too much. Surely a 30-40 mile AER Voltec Equinox is possible.The traction battery in the Malibu is a complete after thought. There is no place to put a battery of useable size for EREV and the straight hybrid takes a big bite out of the trunk space already. They need to design a platform with considerations for a large traction battery. Then you will have a Malibu EREV. In my opinion it's just a matter of time. The next decade will bring the cars that you want.
https://transportevolved.com/2016/0...hevrolet-volt-drivetrain-to-rival-automakers/I wonder how much of GM's decision to not migrate their Voltec technology to other vehicles is marketing. Toyota didn't migrate their Synergy Drive to other vehicles until they had sold close to 200,000 Priuii, which ended their Federal tax credits. The 2017 Malibu Hybrid doesn't qualify for tax credits because it's not a PHEV. By waiting GM can get the most out of the tax credit advertising.
The Pacifica hybrid is (aside from the ICE) description-wise exactly a Voltec style e-drivetrain.https://transportevolved.com/2016/0...hevrolet-volt-drivetrain-to-rival-automakers/
There are more detailed articles but the Voltec is for sale via a licensing deal, apparently so far, no takers...
There are a couple of pretty key differences in my opinion:The Pacifica hybrid is (aside from the ICE) description-wise exactly a Voltec style e-drivetrain.