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04-11-2012 06:54 PM
deckofficer That was quite the "copy and paste" job. Don't think all the comments warranted being copied also. So, in a nut shell, introduced gases in a confined space exploded during the rigors of extreme battery testing.

How does this apply to the Volt? A123 didn't even win the bid for the Volt's batteries.

If I was to heat gasoline to the point of accelerated vapor release in a confined space and there was an ignition source, I'd be pulling splinters out of my back side too.
04-11-2012 06:37 PM
rsfyj
Gms Volt battery

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Mod note...please read our copy/paste policy......BTW, most of that was just crap
04-09-2012 05:08 PM
Chopt 48 There is a Volt with a knockout red paint job on it on display in the airport concourse where I work and I'd have to say that one of the biggest hindrances to sales of those things is the price. 44K+ is up in the range of a lot of nice cars that pull 30 plus on gas engines and have a good resale value after they are five years old. Checking prices on Toyota Prius 30K will get you a pretty nice one that you can drive pretty cheaply an drive anywhere. Not near as flashy but I see those things everywhere and they wheel down the road at serious road speed pretty well.
04-08-2012 07:47 PM
deckofficer
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Originally Posted by Old Fool
What is the Gm sbc diesel converted engine you speak of? I know GM took the OLDS 350 and modified it to be an oil burner in the GM line, never knew of an sbc version.
Good catch, that is what I meant.
04-08-2012 07:27 PM
Old Fool
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Originally Posted by deckofficer
I kept doing research, as you folks know how I hate being wrong (right Russ?), and guess what I found out?

That break through battery with the high energy density was developed by a company here in California called "envia" and who do you think is a major financial backer of envia, well low and behold GM. Why do I keep trusting this company after the Vega engine, Corvair's vee-belt, a gasser sbc being put into service as a diesel back in '74, and the crushing of the EV-1?

GM, fool me once shame on you, fool me 5 times drives me to Ford.

Here is some of my research......

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp...ers+-+DN+Daily

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/e...sity-lower-co/

Envia's GM-backed battery delivers huge energy density, lower costs, headaches for competitors
What is the Gm sbc diesel converted engine you speak of? I know GM took the OLDS 350 and modified it to be an oil burner in the GM line, never knew of an sbc version.
04-08-2012 02:28 PM
MARTINSR WILD!

Brian
04-08-2012 02:23 PM
deckofficer Sure beats smoking a clutch or cooking a torque converter. Electric motors can offer all available torque a 1 rpm.
04-08-2012 02:22 PM
Prof. T. Soggmeyer
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Originally Posted by cobalt327
Here's an interesting off road electric build. This guy has some skills, don't know how well the vehicle performs (range seems dismal) but it's unique.
I would have liked to see in action other than flat ground. Pretty cool rig though.
04-08-2012 02:08 PM
cobalt327 Here's an interesting off road electric build. This guy has some skills, don't know how well the vehicle performs (range seems dismal) but it's unique.
03-13-2012 07:42 PM
deckofficer The same people that are interested in the Volt and other EV's, might be interested in a new trend towards electric propulsion for sail boats. I am in the process of designing a system for a sail boat, and localized some links today on my forum for easy sharing with EP folks on the Cruiser's Forum http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/ which of course I'm deckofficer over there too. All the links can be found here.... http://tbuckets.lefora.com/2012/03/1...systems/#post3

Are there any sail boat cruisers on this forum?
03-11-2012 06:00 PM
deckofficer
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Originally Posted by Bad Rat
SO in other words,, the Volt's battery are NOT being charged while driving? the Prius batterys are recharged everytime you let off the throttle,
and Volts gas engine only works when the battery is dead?
and you need to start serching for a place to spend 10hrs that has a electrical plug in. ?
The Volt has re-gen when slowing and braking. After a pre-determined state of discharge (around 40 miles) the gen-set kicks in automatically unless you are close to home and chose to over ride that function. For long trips, the gen-set will cycle on and off to keep the batteries at a preset SOC, so it behaves no differently than any other car on a 2000 mile trip. The gen-set for long drives will not stay on to bring the batteries to a full state of charge because that would leave no room for re-gen power for the batteries, and will keep the SOC high enough so that the batteries are happy.
03-11-2012 04:55 PM
Bad Rat
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Originally Posted by deckofficer
The Volt is powered by the electric motor only. The gas engine is a gen-set range extender.
SO in other words,, the Volt's battery are NOT being charged while driving? the Prius batterys are recharged everytime you let off the throttle,
and Volts gas engine only works when the battery is dead?
and you need to start serching for a place to spend 10hrs that has a electrical plug in. ?
03-11-2012 04:50 PM
deckofficer
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Originally Posted by Bad Rat
We own a 09 Prius, and are very happy with it, adverage in town is 41 MPG ( on last calucation on fuel consumption by vehicle computer)
I'm not up on the tect of elect vehicles, but isn't Volt's battery charging system simular to Toyotas? recharged by the gas engine?
The Volt is powered by the electric motor only. The gas engine is a gen-set range extender.
03-11-2012 04:46 PM
Bad Rat We own a 09 Prius, and are very happy with it, adverage in town is 41 MPG ( on last calucation on fuel consumption by vehicle computer)
I'm not up on the tect of elect vehicles, but isn't Volt's battery charging system simular to Toyotas? recharged by the gas engine?
03-11-2012 02:51 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by unix

Cost to operate a Chevy Volt
Well stated!!
I'm not opposed to ALL electric vehicles, regardless of what Bob thinks, but the volt is certainly a prime example of what I don't like about most of them.

Russ
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