GM's Ultium Platform's energy recovery system increases range

26 April 2022, 03:22:14

GM's Ultium Platform's energy recovery system increases rangeGM announced a feature standard in its Ultium-based EVs that captures and repurposes waste energy from the battery. Through the Ultium Platform's energy recovery system, this waste energy can increase a vehicle's range, reduce battery energy needed for heating, increase charging speed, and even enable sportier driving.

EV batteries, power electronics, and other propulsion components produce heat. The Ultium Platform can recover and store this waste heat from the Ultium propulsion system. Further, it can also capture and use humidity from both inside and outside the vehicle, including body heat from passengers. The Ultium Platform can then deploy energy stored through the recovery process to heat the cabin more quickly in cold weather than comparable systems found in vehicles with an internal combustion engine.

Ultium's energy recovery capabilities reduce the need to power heating and other functions from energy stored in the battery, which provides GM’s EVs with as much as 10% more range1, potentially allowing more power and range than vehicles with similarly sized batteries without energy recovery capabilities. With its active heating capabilities, Ultium vehicles can also potentially charge more efficiently by warming up the batteries before charging2.

Ultium's energy recovery even enables GMC HUMMER EV’s available Watts to Freedom feature. Energy recovery precools the propulsion system to help the all-electric super-truck accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2023 GMC Hummer EV SUV

2023 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.9 in / 5000 mm
Height: 77.8 in / 1976 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Voltage: 800 V

2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 216.8 in / 5507 mm
Height: 79.1 in / 2009 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Voltage: 800 V

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 216.8 in / 5507 mm
Height: 79.1 in / 2009 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Voltage: 800 V

2023 Rivian R1T

2023 Rivian R1T Adventure Dual-Motor Max Pack

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 217.1 in / 5514 mm
Height: 78.3 in / 1989 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front

2023 Rivian R1T

2023 Rivian R1T Adventure Quad-Motor Large Pack

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 217.1 in / 5514 mm
Height: 78.3 in / 1989 mm
Curb weight: 5886.34 lb / 2670 kg
Electric motor #1: 314 kW, 671 Nm
Electric motor #2: 305 kW, 560 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 135 kWh

2023 Rivian R1S

2023 Rivian R1S Adventure Quad-Motor Large Pack

Doors: 4, Seats: 7
Length: 200.8 in / 5100 mm
Height: 77.4 in / 1966 mm
Curb weight: 5842.25 lb / 2650 kg
Electric motor #1: 314 kW, 671 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 305 kW, 560 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 135 kWh

2023 Polestar 3

2023 Polestar 3 Long Range Dual Motor

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 192.9 in / 4900 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 5696.74 lb / 2584 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1615 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2022 Audi e-tron S quattro

2022 Audi e-tron S quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 64.1 in / 1629 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1615 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2021 Audi e-tron S quattro

2021 Audi e-tron S quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 64.1 in / 1629 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro Vorsprung

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 180.6 in / 4588 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 70 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro Edition 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 180.6 in / 4588 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 70 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro S Line

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 180.6 in / 4588 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 70 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning PLATINUM Extended Range (710A)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 232.7 in / 5911 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 131 kWh

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning LARIAT Extended Range (511A)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 232.7 in / 5911 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 131 kWh

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.6 in / 5223 mm
Height: 59.8 in / 1520 mm
Curb weight: 5853.27 lb / 2655 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 239 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 140 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V