Ecomagination™ Technology to Help Drivers Skip the Pump
GE Press Release
GE Plastics’ differentiated technologies helped reduce the Volt weight and optimize its fuel efficiency so that drivers can now skip the pump to extend their mileage and increase savings.
GE fuel saving technologies showcased on the Chevy Volt include:
- Roof made with Lexan™ GLX resins and Exatec™ Coating Technology
- Rear Deck Lid and Fixed Side Glazing made with Lexan™ GLX resins and Exatec™ Coating Technology
- Doors and Hood made with Xenoy™ iQ High Performance ThermoPlastic Composites (HPPC)
- Global energy absorber and hybrid rear energy absorbers with Xenoy iQ resins
- Steering Wheel and Instrument Panel with integrated airbag chute made with Lexan™ EXL resins
- Front Fenders made with Noryl GTX™ resins
- Wire Coating made with Flexible Noryl™ resins
These plastic materials allow for less fuel consumption, fewer carbon dioxide emissions, and improved overall performance.
“GM’s commitment to improving fuel economy, reducing vehicle emissions, and developing electrically-driven vehicles is facilitated with GE Plastics’ weight-reduction technologies on the Chevrolet Volt concept car. We were able to take mass out of the Volt in order to optimize its overall efficiency,” said General Motors’ vice president of Global Program Management, Jon Lauckner. “Through the independent auditor, GreenOrder, we were also able to see clear positive environmental results from working with GE Plastics,” said Lauckner.