Camouflage Engineers Aid 2016 Chevrolet Volt Development
Chevrolet Volt Chief Engineer Andrew Farah (pictured) and his team have been driving camouflaged 2016 Volts to validate ride, handling and powertrain performance. “If not for the work done by the camouflage engineers, we couldn’t test these pre-production vehicles in their natural environments,” he said. “It’s critical for us to make sure we’re listening to customer wants for the next generation Volt, and the only way to do that is to be out in the wild, while keeping the design under wraps.” (Photo by Chris Guddeck)
The GM-designed electric motors used in the second-generation Chevrolet Volt deliver more than 20 improvement in electric acceleration. GM engineers designed the motors to use less rare earth materials. One motor doesn’t use any rare-earth type magnets.
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt uses an all-new battery system that maintains its signature t-shape configuration but uses nearly 100 fewer cells. The battery system will provide improved range while weighing 30 lbs. less than the previous battery system.
2016 Chevy Volt Voltec Drive Unit and Range Extender
The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will use an all-new Voltec drive unit and 1.5L 4-cylinder engine for extended range operation. The system was designed to be more efficient while providing increased acceleration.