We tend to take electric motors for granted, even in our technically advanced industries. But in reality, they are among the least well-managed industrial tools. Some managers don’t even know how many industrial motors they have in their facilities. That can lead to big – and expensive – problems.
This is the 12th consecutive year my colleagues and I at CDA will participate in the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Revlon Run/Walk for Women.
A second interview with Pete Savagian, General Director, Electrification/Electric Drive Systems, General Motors
By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM
Pete Savagian describes the Chevy Volt technologies, specifically the “Hold Mode” and its capabilities as an “Extended Range Electric Vehicle” or “E-REV.” Pete also talks about some of the engineering issues that GM had to overcome to optimize the Chevy Volt powertrain for E-REV.
The 2013 Nissan Leaf has new features to expedite quicker, more efficient charging – powered with help from copper. My video interview with Nissan’s Marketing Representative at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, profiles the Leaf’s latest advancements currently on the road.