GM Provides Glimpse of Battery Strategy and Approach for the Future with Briefing on Gen 1 Volt Pack; Work on Gen 2 and Gen 3 Packs Already Underway, With a Focus on Cost
Three key General Motors executives involved with the Chevrolet Volt this week held a media briefing on the state of GMÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s battery pack strategy for the Chevrolet Volt and its current Gen 1 pack as well as subsequent generations (Gen 2 and Gen 3) of battery packs destined for the underlying Voltec platform. They also delivered an update on the progress of the VoltÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s development cycle.
Executive Director of Global EngineeringÃ¢â‚¬â€œHybrids, Electric Vehicles, and Batteries Robert Kruse, Volt Vehicle Chief Engineer Andrew Farah, and Director of Global Battery Systems Engineering Denise Gray took turns describing work completed so far as well as next steps for the project...
The Gen 1 Volt 16 kWh pack, comprising more than 200 cells grouped into modules. GM is defining a Ã¢â‚¬Å“reuseÃ¢â‚¬Â strategy for cells, packs and modules within its future vehicle line-up.