Chevrolet Volt--Development Story of the Pioneering Electrified Vehicle

This compendium presents the most complete design and engineering story available anywhere about this groundbreaking new vehicle. It also introduces you to the engineering team and how they made the world’s first production extended-range electric vehicle a reality.

Combining articles from SAE International’s Vehicle Electrification and Automotive Engineering International magazines, new SAE technical papers, and all-new content, this full-color book is the only one of its kind that lifts the veil on how the GM team and key supplier partners met the difficult engineering challenges faced in developing the Volt.

Topics include the Volt’s systems, components, and model-based design; a behind-the-wheel look at a Volt prototype; and how the Volt’s engineering team used OnStar to collect test drive data from preproduction Volt vehicles. There is also an interview with GM’s Micky Bly in which the executive explains how the Volt program enabled GM to take new approaches to vehicle electrical architectures.

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  • 2011-04-04
  • Published by SAE International with a Product Code of PT-149, ISBN of 978-0-7680-4765-3, and 224 pages in a hardbound binding. Table of Contents
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“This book will appeal to engineers who want a technical summary that justifies the Volt’s final design configuration, and fills in how the mechanical and electrical systems interface, working together to product a potentially paradigm-shifting consumer vehicle… If you want to know, in engineering terms, what makes the Volt a viable commercial venture, then this book is an excellent starting point…. I would consider this book a must-buy for anyone actively involved in the shift toward electric vehicles, and an interesting read for those curious about where the transportation industry is headed generally.” - Bill Ingalls,
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"The book is an aggregate of Volt-related articles compiled from the SAE International's Vehicle Electrification website and Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine, along with SAE International technical papers covering the vehicle's development." - AutoblogGreen
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