The GM Chaparral Volt was created for the 2008 LA Auto
Show Design Challenge.
The concept was designed for the 2025 revival of the LA
Times Grand Prix, the Chaparral Volt uses advanced EREV
propulsion, energy collection, generation and management
system to create an entirely new category of racing -
The GM Chaparral Volt collects and generates its own energy
from three different clean, renewable and abundant California
resources: Earth, Wind and Fire.
Earth (Geologic) Gravity and momentum-capture regeneration
and aero-thermal resistance provide astounding levels
of braking efficiency in addition to active energy regeneration.
Wind (Aero-Thermal) Building on the legendary Chaparral
2J, the Volt utilizes rear turbine extractors for power
cell cooling, down force and (in reversed direction) a
combination of aero-assist braking and energy regeneration.
Fire (Radiant Sunlight) Integrated thin-film PV
panels for the racer's body and team support unit takes
advantage of Southern California's most abundant resource,
the sun, and converts it for use as the Chaparral Volt's
primary energy source.
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