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Posts tagged with 'Chevrolet Volt'

20 Jul, 2011

Rapid Prototyping at GM

Posted by John Day

John Day General Motors (GM) was an early adopter of rapid prototyping (RP) technology for parts and subassemblies as well as for electrical/electronic applications. In the latter realm, for example, it developed a two-mode hybrid powertrain control system in less than the expected development time – four years from initial design to vehicle production. Larry Nitz, executive director of hybrid and electric powertrains, … Read More

selective laser sintering (SLS), rapid prototyping technology, stereo lithography apparatus (SLA), Chevrolet Volt, Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V) concept, 3D Systems Corp., hybrid powertrain control system, Materialise Inc., General Motors, GM

19 May, 2010

Timing is everything

Posted by John Day

John Day ZAP (Zero Air Pollution) has been building electric vehicles since 1994 and claims to have delivered more than 117,000 vehicles of various kinds to military, government and corporate fleets. Its Alias sports car survived the Progressive Automotive X-PRIZE Shakedown stage earlier this month and is now one of 27 vehicles contending for a share of the competition’s $10 million pot. “In the ‘90s, no one … Read More

ZAP Alias, ZAP, ZAP Hangzhou, Chevrolet Volt, electric power meters, A-380 SUV, Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co., Progressive Automotive X-PRIZE, Steve Schneider, Holley Group, Nissan Leaf

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