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    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I am thinking about buying a Tesla, so I was investigating the car. Turns out, here is how GM would advertise the Volt's range if they did it like Tesla: CHEVY VOLT: 50 MILE ALL ELECTRIC RANGE Then when they deliver the car, a "delivery specialist" would inform the Volt buyer "The car has an...
  2. Which is better for battery life? Level 1 or Level 2 charging

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2012 Chevy Volt with about 8,000 miles on it. I have an installed Voltec L2 charger which I use as my main method for charging my car. I have read many posts but not found any that talk about the battery life being charged by a L2 charger vs. doing the slower L1 charging? My question...
  3. Should I have leased?

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Way back in the old days of 2009 I had installed a 3.5KW solar panel array on my roof, at the same time I opted for a larger than necessary inverter to allow me to add panels when/if I purchased an electric car. My goal from the beginning was the purchase of an electric vehicle and in 2010 I...
  4. Volt Battery Range Decrease

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    I own a 2012 Volt that I purchased in May. When I first purchased my volt I would get 41-43 miles showing up the next morning after a full charge. In the past month that number had dropped to 36 and then to 31 and now it is at 29 consistently. The outside temp is 30-40 degrees F. 2...
  5. Battery life

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know that our car's battery comes with an 8 year/100,000 mile warranty. What I'd like to know is, at what point will they replace the battery as it ages? In other words, will it be when it only holds a 30 mile charge or is when the charge capacity drops to 25 or even 20 miles/charge or...?
  6. New Battery Tech = 10X Charge Life of Today's Batteries

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    "We have found a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery's charge life by 10 times," said Harold H. Kung, lead author of the paper.,2817,2396398,00.asp?google_editors_picks=true#fbid=3678GJpysuG Just another step on the road to better batteries. It will be...
  7. Charging your VOLT for long battery life

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Anyone have any information on charging the VOLT for long battery life? I have the 120v charger and the 240v charger - I've been using the chargers (based an when I need the car again and how low the charge is) to charge at either at 1000 W, 1500 W, or 3600 W. Is the slowest charge rate the...