More Compact Battery/5 Passenger Seating
Direct Injection/More Efficient Range Extender
Sport Model/More Powerful Motor
Solar Roof (For Accessories, A/C)
Longer Electric Range (50-100 miles)
Now that it's full on summer, I would vote for some form of ventilated seats so I don't have to run the AC so hard to stay cool on my back/seat. Same concept as heated seats.
I don't think they need to be air conditioned like an Escalade, but at least blow cabin air through the perforations.
That would be a big range saver.
Last edited by voltage692; 07-20-2011 at 12:52 AM.
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In the Volt I normally run the A/C on ECO and 73/74. I'm quite reasonable and there doesn't seem to be that much effect on range.
I wonder about the extra fans under the seats tho and what draw they'd be. When you are on the climate dialog and playing with the fan speed it seems to have a pretty big impact on that little percentage number in the lower left. Leads me to believe fans take some juice!
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I think that Buick with four windows were much larger and was Road-master. The Volt has a twin Buick, which is the Regal 2011. Electra was bigger, so I recommend that the body of the Lacrosse will be converted into Voltec and named Electra
I think that the next model year will see software, rather than big architectural changes. I've had some hints that we will see:
1. Better cold weather performance meaning the ICE won't fire when plugged in so we can precondition in our garages, and ICE avoidance until the temp hits -10C or -15C instead of the current -4C. This should help us avoid ICE on short trips in cold weather.
2. We may get our long awaited hold mode so we can stop gaming the mountain mode setting.
3. We should see the kwh/100miles and lifetime kwh.
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+1, Atkinson or at least DI OTTO cycle and then Atkinson in later years and then maybe HCCI ultimately if they can figure it out.
Last edited by danwat1234; 06-11-2012 at 07:15 PM. Reason: HCCI
Also as far as I know GM is going further into the dark side and going to a 2.0ltr turbo (look around that appears to be what will be both in caddy and volt)
I personally would have prefered a DI 500cc 2 cycle flathead with a turbo, the volt really only needs 15hp to motor down the road at 55mph, why use a 90hp gasser when you have EV to back it up most of the time? (500cc DIs top out at about 60hp efficiently)