LTU Design Degree Show 2013 – Part 3: 2025 Chevrolet Volt

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LTU Design Degree Show 2013 – Part 3: 2025 Chevrolet Volt

In this last part of the report from the LTU’s 2013 degree Show, we present a group of Chevrolet-sponsored projects created by the 2nd Year Sophomore students, who envisioned the Volt of the year 2025.

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(continues from Part 1 and Part 2)

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Nelson VanWagoner

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Nelson VanWagoner - Design Sketches

The 2025 Chevrolet Volt – Bonneville Project combines the electric drivetrain technology with vintage racing heritage and targets customers with long highway commutes across the vast plains and deserts of the world.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Nelson VanWagoner - Design Board 2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Nelson VanWagoner

The propulsion system consists of two lithium battery powered electric hub motors with secondary roof solar panels.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Nelson VanWagoner - Design Sketches

The car’s aggressive stance and sleek aerodynamic shape is influenced by vintage land speed record cars to break the mold of a traditional electric car.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Sport Wagon Concept by Ahmed Ghamloush

2025 Chevrolet Volt Sport Wagon Concept by Ahmed Ghamloush - Design Sketches

2025 Chevrolet Volt Sport Wagon Concept by Ahmed Ghamloush - Design Board2025 sport wagon Volt is an all-electric business class vehicle with aggressive and sporty attributes capturing the essence of the Chevrolet brand.

The car features the trademark double trapezoid tail lamps and the double grille design elements.

The defined triangle graphic expresses the vehicle’s attitude as a fun eye catching electric vehicle that attempts at staying far from the common, unexciting electric design characteristics.

The interior was inspired by an office atmosphere with interchangeable seat positions throughout the cabin space.

The back center console features pull out desks for working, while the seats can conform to the body shape of the occupants.

Passengers can also choose to drive or work in the back seat while vehicle is autonomously driven.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Daniel Kangas

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept Project by Daniel Kangas 2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept Project by Daniel Kangas

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept Project by Daniel Kangas - Design BoardDesigned with the Millennial generation in mind, this vehicle is aimed at offering a product-like experience  and features removable, modular batteries that can be exchanged and recharged at stations, similarly to the way propane tanks are returned today.

The batteries are universal and can be interchanged with other vehicles.

The exterior design hints at sculptural forms by combining organic, bold lines with a positive/negative graphic breakup.

In-hub motors and drive system repackaging, made possible by electronic drive-by-wire systems, frees up ample space for four occupants, providing room that is ahead of this vehicle’s class.

Four-wheel steering and programmable exterior OLED displays give this small electric vehicle an advanced technological feel.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Jacob Lanyon

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Jacob Lanyon 2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Jacob Lanyon

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Jacob Lanyon - Design BoardThis technology will be initially expensive and somewhat unfamiliar, but if customers are persuaded to enter this expanded market, these vehicles will become more affordable and integrated.

This 2025 Volt concept is targeted toward trendsetters who are young, professional, socially active, and technologically-inclined.

The concept remains a sedan but is now a premium, full-size vehicle.

Among the main characteristics are the dual charge ports for improved outlet access and a compact, low-set battery capable of a 335-mile range.

“The Volt will be for Chevrolet as the 300 is for Chrysler in terms of its size, elegance, versatility, and iconic status.”

2025 Chevrolet Volt Vesper SS Edition by Daniel Vanderhoof

The 2025 Chevy Volt, Vesper SS Edition is a four-seater concept that makes use of multipurpose components to reduce weight, optimize space, and in turn increase efficiency.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Daniel Vanderhoof - Design Board

The main car body is suspended from a high grade composite roof structure, that acts not only as a key structural component, but also as the car’s power plant. It consists of a structural frame battery that eliminates the need for bulky inconvenient batteries.

The Vesper has also a unique aero-lift system inspired by the Pallas’ long-tongued bat. The main body is sculpted to create a leading edge vortex; circulating air under the body and creating a slight lift.

The generation of a slight lift decreases the load on the Volt’s four electric hub motors, making them even more effective.

Lift mode would be engaged at moderate speeds (city). At high speed the aero lift system would lower the vehicle with its dynamic slide mechanism to decrease drag and provide ensuring safety.

Each wheel of the Vesper contains an electric hub motor with built in suspension.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Greg VanderVoord

This 2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept is designed to offset the future trend toward the use of autonomous cars and return the emotional connection that drivers share with their vehicles.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Greg VanderVoord - Design board

As a result, this all-terrain vehicle is part of a line of specifically non-autonomous Volts that span across a range of vehicle types.

The concept gains its functionality through the use of its actuating front and rear arms as well as its four-wheel-steering capability, and the all-terrain functionality benefits from the instant torque of the electric drivetrain.

The staggered driver and passenger seating arrangement further enhance the capability of the vehicle, as it can more easily maneuverable around any obstacle.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Mike Levich

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Mike Levich

The 2025 Chevrolet Volt makes use of several emerging technologies such as lithium-air batteries, drive-by-wire technology, and carbon nano-tube fiber.

2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Mike Levich 2025 Chevrolet Volt Concept by Mike Levich

The vehicle maximizes energy efficiency while maximizing internal space for both passengers and cargo. It is a fully electric vehicle designed for global markets where it will be used in the city as well as non-urban environments.

(Image Courtesy: Lawrence Tech University for Car Body Design)

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