Hey, I noticed that you didn't come back with any more "facts" about the Volt. Wassamatter? You came down to the level of the other troll on this thread? Down to calling people names? Run out of "facts"?<quoted text>Now, you've graduated to lying, "SUCKER". "Nice try though." You don't have a Volt, you never had a Volt and as for "trolling", troll on SUCKER.
Here's something for you:
In this article, GM states:
The core element is the large electric motor which always turns the driveshaft. The car is always electrically driven. The motor turns the sun gear of a planetary gearset which itself is then connected to the driveshaft through two sets of reduction gears set at a 7 to 1 combined gear reduction ratio. In this state of driving the generator is used to only recapture kinetic energy during motor braking and coasting which is then fed back into the battery. It is grounded to the crankcase by one of three clutches.
The next drive state occurs when the car is still in EV mode, but reaches around 70 mph. At that point the 111 kw electric motor begins to spin too rapidly and loses efficiency, around 6500 rpm. To improve efficiency the system kicks in the smaller 55 kw electric motor to operate in parallel. GM thought a lot about this element and considered instead ...(and here it comes Soalrman)... adding a second gear ... but figured they could simply use the generator (small e motor) because at these speeds,its not doing anything, said Nitz.Its just along for the ride.
There is only one gear! It is a 7 to 1 gear ratio. From 0 to 100 mph, there is no shifting.
The Volt has a one speed, direct drive transmission. That means, one gear. No shifting. It is a planetary gear set. Much less complicated than a regular transmission. There is no transmission for shifting of gears. All the "gears" on the shifter are software that tell the car what to do.