GM Volt Forum banner


  1. Residual-current circuit breaker blocks frequently

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi guys, Sorry for my english, I dont really know the technical terms in this case. I just bought an Ampera, a new charging point have been planted into my garage. My ampera hits off the Residual-current circuit breaker (the left on the picture) every first time when I plug it in. Then I...
  2. Shipping a Volt to Germany

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hello, I am moving to Germany soon and wanted to investigate if I can keep my Volt and drive it in Germany. Since the Opel Ampera is the same car are there any problems getting license and registration for the Volt? Thanks Markus
  3. issue with battery or battery management system, missing 20%

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have Opel Ampera 2013, 90.000km / Chevrolet Volt ssue with battery or battery management system: Wheen charging battery to full: 1. everyting is O.K. until around 80% SOC-U approx. 1.5 hour to complete charging 2. around 80% SOC-U electric current drop under 1kw (16A charging station) 3...
  4. Volt to Ampera Front End Swap

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Anyone beside me think the Ampera front end is nicer than the Volt. Pics obviously don't tell the whole story but it appears that the headlights, front fascia and all would bolt on. I'd love to conduct a swap! Any thoughts on this. I know I'm the weird one. My whole life I have always wanted...
  5. Plug-in sales in Europe eclipse those of US for first time – and by 60 percent

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    It's a different market over there. Will the U.S. regain its lead or will the gap widen even further this year? Does this also show opportunities exist in the U.S., including with electrified trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and other popular vehicles? Bolstered by availability of a car model...
  6. My Ampera was blocked in P in an underground parking lot and no way to deblock it

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi everybody, It is the first time my Ampera (Mod 2012, 22 months of ownership with more than 67.000 km on the odometer) let my down. We went to the theater my wife and I and around 11 pm we went to recover the Ampera in the underground parking. When strarting it, the message on the DIC was...
  7. Hello Everybody. I'm new here and noticed something very funny

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Americans like the Ampera front and rear and I chose the Volt because I prefer the Volt's design. The Ampera front fascia just looks like a sad Panda. Well, however, I'm glad to be here. (And averaging 233.3 mpg currently) Got more to say about the car though. First things first though...
  8. Driving an Ampera over water

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Even with reduced battery range due to the extreme cold this is still a viable and practical car.
  9. Charging 60 Volts/Amperas at the same time! New world record?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Earlier this month, on October 7th, the dutch forum for the Volt and Ampera organized an event to try to break the record for most electrical cars charging at the same time! We managed to get 9 Volts and 51 Amperas, in total 60 together and all charging using 230V, 6 or 12A. Also reported by...
  10. Volt Production Numbers do not add up

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I have been following very closely on production and sales numbers for Volt. Each month GM announces Volt Production and Sales figures. Somehow, monthly production numbers do not add up to the cumulative production numbers at the end. For example, 2013 Volt Production Number in June was 239...
  11. 2014 ELR Cadillac & 2014 Volt News Clips

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    News sources are continuing to provide future product information associated with the Volt and ELR. Here is text from two different articles in Automotive News from July 23. Information associated with the 2013 Volt has already been covered on the Forum. ELR: The coupe, which is based on the...
  12. Chevrolet Volt / Vauxhall Ampera win Best Eco Car of the Year 2012

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events, Diesel Car’s Editor Ian Robertson explained that the reason behind the award was the fact that the Volt, along with its sister model, the Ampera, has changed the entire face of electric motoring. Another factor that...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Ok -- I tried to gather up all the information that was available. Here is the results: Therefore, in North America, there has been 12 321 VOLT delivered /sold. Also, there is 3434 AMPERA PRODUCED (can't find the # delivered, Opel do not seem to publish...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hello all !! Okay ... we just got back to Canada with Frankydude's new VOLT !! So there is one less VOLT in inventory in the U.S. !!! ;-) Here is a preliminary report of our visit and pictures. Also, I just put up a FLICKR album. Everything is in my blog ...
  15. Opel Ampera : 196 MPG

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Opel has announced the official fuel economy of the Ampera : 1.2 l/100km, which translates to 196 MPG. Of course this is not the CS fuel economy, but a different calculation. In fact, it's a fuel consumption of a complete battery range + 25 kilometers. As fuel is only consumed in the last 25...
  16. Opel Ampera ordered

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Well... yes it's not a Volt but these 2 cars are so close, I think it's relevant to post. So I've ordered my (european) Opel Ampera with a Lithium White color (equivalent to White Diamond tricoat). I should get it in november. Last week Opel had organized a 1-day-long test drive for future...
  17. Ampera Gets Its début at Geneva… With a Twist

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    We all probably remember the Euro version of the Chevy Volt, its cousin across the pond, the Ampera. It is basically the same car with a little different styling at the front and rear ends, wheels and a few other spots. Some liked it and others did not. I happen to have liked it a little more...