GM could share Volt’s powertrain with other carmakers
General Motors Group wants to start a specific strategy for the extended range electrical systems and push on alternative fuels in general.
GM’s global powertrain chief, Dan Nicholson anticipated the possibility that the Group may share with other manufacturers the powertrain of its Chevrolet Volt, now at its second generation.
The car's system provides a four-cylinder 1.5-liter engine mated to a 18.4 kWh pack of lithium-ion batteries for a range in pure electric mode of 85 km.
Essentially, GM would become a trusted partner especially for those carmakers that have not entered in the hybrid world yet.