Make the Chevy Volt Engineering Tradeoffs !

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Make the Chevy Volt Engineering Tradeoffs !

Postby PatrickZWang » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:13 pm

Here is an excerpt of a recent survey released online to early Volt owners. If you haven't already, read my post http://www.mychevroletvolt.com/chevy-volt-v2-considering-5-engineering-tradeoffs for more information. If you have, share what you would have picked and why. You can see my responses on the post linked above.

Engineers often have to make trade-offs when designing a vehicle like the Volt.


For each scenario, identify if you prefer the current Chevy Volt specification or the alternative.

Which would you prefer? Select the one best answer.

Current: The cargo space and rear legroom of your Chevy Volt
Alternative: Additional rear legroom, but with less cargo space

Which would you prefer? Select the one best answer.

Current: 35-mile EV range (average), with a 4-hour charge time @240v (10 hours @ 120v)
Alternative A: 45-mile EV range (average), with a 5-hour charge time @240v (12 hours @120v)
Alternative B: 25-mile EV range (average), with a 3-hour charge time @240v (8 hours @120v)

Which would you prefer? Select the one best answer.

Current: The cargo space of your Chevy Volt, with seating for 2 rear passengers
Alternative: Less cargo space, but room for 3 rear passengers

Which would you prefer? Select the one best answer.

Current: The handling of your Chevy Volt, with seating for 2 rear passengers
Alternative: Less responsive handling, but room for 3 rear passengers

Which would you prefer? Select the one best answer.

Current: The total driving range of 379 miles, with an EV range of approximately 35 miles
Alternative: A total driving range of 479 miles, with an EV range of 25 miles

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Re: Make the Chevy Volt Engineering Tradeoffs !

Postby TommyBoy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:44 pm

Survey completed. My votes on this one page...
- current
- alternative 'A'
- current
- current
- current

Overall I thought the survey was too long, and wished it had allowed for more open-text input. That said, I also found it fairly decent in covering what it did cover.
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