Chevy Volt series hybrid explainer video


The Chevy Volt's drive system is unlike most other current commercially available electric hybrids. The Chevy Volt's "series" approach to gasoline-electric hybrid power gives the car tremendous flexibility. When fully charged, the Volt starts every trip on electric power. If the trip exceeds about 35 miles, the car's gas engine starts and spins a generator, which provides power to the motor that drives the wheels. There are two other drive modes. In addition to the ability to drive the wheels with the electric motor, the generator can also work as a motor, and the gasoline engine can directly connect to the drive shafts when needed.  The following video explains how the system works:

Chevrolet Volt Drive Train Explainer Video




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