Chevrolet Cruze RVC Technology to Boost Fuel Economy
March 29, 2011
With demand for ultimate fuel economy proving to be the main factor in automobile purchase decisions these days, Chevrolet has tread on to a new terrain by employing a new technology for their Cruze.
Known as Regulated Voltage Control (RVC), the new patented technology from General Motors has been brought in so as to improve the fuel economy of the vehicle. The technology works in various steps.
The power that runs from the alternator to the battery of the vehicle is reduced from 14 volts to 12.8 volts under normal driving conditions with the RVC.
The alternator converges on the power on the vehicle’s electrical loads, which in turn, avoids charging the battery with current that is not required by it. Thus by reducing the voltage to the battery, the demand on the alternator is also reduced.