2018 Chevrolet Volt
Actually I think your right. GM might be using the 62KW induction motor in the front. The torque values are a better indicator. The 500hp might be some type of temporary boost mode. The induction motor can shut off and free spin so the range values won't be impacted much by it.Yeah. That was my first thought as well. But the Lyriq AWD has nearly 200lbft of torque less than the Blazer EV SS; that is some massive de-tuning. Additionally the RWD is now only rated for 308 miles range and the AWD is rated at 307 miles. That small loss in range between RWD and AWD also seems to indicate the 62kw motor as the AWD assist motor since that motor is designed to disengage when not needed reducing the impact on range, but it also means it probably is not used in regenerative braking.
But I guess we I'll still have to wait and see when more details are released.