'Beyond The Plug: What Makes Electric Cars Go'

ID

159130

SHOOT DATE

01 Sep 2009

SHOOT LOCATION

Detroit MI, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

GM

DESCRIPTION
Narrated Package. Split audio.
SHOTLIST
(((Announcer voice over))) Now that several automakers have announced plans to roll out electric cars in the near future. The question becomes how do they do it? How can an extended range electric car like the Chevrolet Volt achieve triple digit fuel economy? (((Suggested Soundbite))) Aerodynamics becomes really important on an electric vehicle like the Chevy Volt … If you can make it aerodynamic meaning that it can cut through the air a lot easier, then your battery will last a lot longer and that translates to a longer range… it's one of the most inexpensive ways of increasing fuel economy. (((Announcer voice over)) Another factor in getting great fuel economy for electric vehicles is improving the rolling resistance of the tires… Soundbite: The industry rule of thumb is for every 10% of rolling resistance the fuel economy improves 1 to 2 percent… The new Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tire features an energy saving tred compound that utilizes a functional polymer. This new technology allowed our engineers to improve the rolling resistance of the tire and not sacrifice either traction or tred wear to achieve it. (((Announcer voice over))) Goodyear's breakthrough Fuel Max tires will be standard equipment on the Volt when it comes to market later next year. I'm XXX
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