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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Chevy Volt Engineering and Design FAQ's

    Volt thermal management system temperature band New SAE papers published on Voltec design Volt Drive for...

    Started by Steverino, 3 Weeks Ago 09:17 PM
    chevy volt, design, engineering, faq's
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  1. Will the next-gen Volt ditch Voltec?

    Here is a radical ideas to save cost on the Volt-II: how about ditching the Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission in the Voltec? Instead, use...

    Started by RobbertPatrison, 10 Hours Ago 02:24 PM
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  2. Solar Charging

    Are there any electrical engineers out there who can answer this question? I recently tried to charge my 2014 Chevy Volt off my solar panels. I...

    Started by mountainmike47, 2 Days Ago 10:13 PM
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  3. Gen 2 Volt Dimensions

    Just looking at the assumed Volt Gen 2 it looks as if it is going to have the same wheel base but a slightly taller and longer body.

    Started by techtom, 1 Day Ago 01:52 PM
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  4. Missing display, instantaneous mileage

    I may have missed it, but is there any place the instantaneous MPG and Miles/KW (or some similar unit) displayed? Seems with all the whiz bang...

    Started by flyingron, 3 Days Ago 05:28 PM
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  5. Potentially Dangerous Scenario (Power Button)

    Considering the current debacle concerning GM's handling of defective ignition switches, I find this ASTONISHING. Scenario: We're driving...

    Started by sppooo, 1 Week Ago 11:38 PM
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  6. Use reverse for those last few mph of braking?

    I searched for this and didn't find anything, so here goes--today I was pulling out of my parking place and shifted into D (actually L) from reverse...

    Started by Stromfahrer, 2 Days Ago 03:12 PM
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  7. Hysteresis of engaging motor2 and direct ICE

    Had a thought last week while road-tripping on the interstate with the Volt. The speed limit on one long stretch was 70 mph. I set the cruise...

    Started by techtom, 4 Days Ago 10:29 PM
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  8. Electric motor torque, and torque steer

    Guys, school me on this if you will. I've read in passing that the Volt, despite having 273 lb. ft. of torque, it is limited when accelerating...

    Started by soundmike, 1 Week Ago 11:22 AM
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  9. HVAC question... Possible issue??

    I normally don't use my AC (yes, I live in FL... I know, but I like the windows down and the heat doesn't bug me).. it has been around 85 here the...

    Started by Madcat455, 1 Week Ago 09:22 PM
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  10. Do I have to turn off my bluetooth phone to use the Onstar phone (voice activation)?

    I have lots of Onstar minutes to use before they expire, but when I try to use dialing with voice activation, it goes to my bluetooth phone. Do I...

    Started by Ralph7, 1 Week Ago 09:56 AM
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  11. Why do I get ICE running due to maintenance?

    Last summer I drove 95% electric, about 10,000 miles in 6-7 months. I pretty much held 1/3 tank of gas all summer, very rarely topping up. The ICE...

    Started by Shaft, 2 Weeks Ago 11:35 PM
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  12. Poll Poll: Solar Panel Option for Chevy Volt

    There has been quite a bit of discussion centering on a possible optional solar panel on the roof (?) of the Volt. Without knowing any details on...

    Started by Altazi, 01-25-2009 08:17 PM
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  13. fan noise when charging 2014 volt blue and not red Please read!

    OK so here's a new one I just bought TWO volts one for me and one for the wife (happy wife happy life!) wife gets hers a week before me, a blue...

    Started by anorrismd, 03-06-2014 08:12 AM
    110v, charging, vold
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  14. How can I tell where my VOLT battery was made?

    My new 2014 VOLT was manufactured in January 2014, IIRC. Was my battery made in the USA or Korea? PS I will check date of manufacturer when my...

    Started by MIKECELI, 3 Weeks Ago 12:08 PM
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  15. Unhappy Can't Get Out of Low Gear When in Gas Mode

    Am loving my new Volt as long as it is in Electric Mode. It's zippy, quiet and I haven't had to go to the gas station in a month. However, when it...

    Started by Cami, 3 Weeks Ago 07:29 PM
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    low gear, transmission
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  16. How often does the Engine Mainenance mode turn the genset on?

    I just had an ERDTT 4 or 5 weeks ago, so I am not sure why my Volt wants to run the engine some more, but I guess it would keep the engine lubed and...

    Started by Ziv, 3 Weeks Ago 09:54 AM
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  17. Air Bags when Volt is Powered Off Accidentally

    We know that there is a major recall involving the Cobalt and other GM vehicles. The ignition switch can turn off when bumped. When that happens,...

    Started by mikeg3, 03-03-2014 12:40 AM
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  18. Power consumption at various acceleration rates - constant?

    Here is a thought provoker. When you got your first car, you knew that if you jumped on the accelerator a lot, your gas gauge would go down quicker,...

    Started by FMinMI, 03-09-2014 06:02 PM
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  19. Volt in-car displays shows two different mpg calculations

    There are two MPG numbers on my 2014. On the information console, it displays a lifetime 60 MPG. This number has always been high since we bought the...

    Started by Dr. Mike B., 12-31-2013 05:27 PM
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    03-08-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Atkinson engine and no "transmission?

    Would it be better if chevy used an atkinson engine as the generator for better efficiency and simplicity...I would think the clutch system would be...

    Started by FutureVoltDude, 03-05-2014 01:29 AM
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