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  1. 2017 Chevy Volt L2 Charging Setup Using Dryer Outlet Concerns

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hey everyone! new chevy volt owner here. I have a 2017 Chevy Volt LT. I have the OEM Charger (EVSE). I am in the process of using my 30amp dryer outlet to charge my Chevy volt. the part where it gets tricky (at least to me) is that i still need to use my dryer outlet for my dryer. So then i...
  2. Charging 2018 Volt on 15 amp none dedicated circuit

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    My wife and I just bought my 2018 Volt Premier a few weeks ago. We really like the car with a few irritants that we would like to solve. The primary one is that we thought that we could charge the Volt off of the 15 amp outdoor outlet (none dedicated circuit) next to where we park the car...
  3. Why does my Gen1 do this? Seems to deplete the first 3kwh of charge *FAST*

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2013 chevy volt. My workplace is 35 miles away. If I leave the house, my "charge meter" says I estimate about 40 to 38 miles usually. as soon as I start driving, the meter drops... almost instantly.... its 40....39..38...37..36.. and then sits at 29 and begins...
  4. Charge-to-full time (18.4kWh at 3.6kW?)

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm considering buying a PHEV to save gas money for my daily commute: My drive is 21.7 miles, 18.0 miles of which is on a fairly-flat 65mph highway (75mph average speed). I have access to a level-2 charger at work for 3-hours max/day. Despite searching multiple forums and websites, I can't seem...
  5. Solar Powered Volt

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Has anyone tried using a solar array to charge their Volt? I'm thinking if 4 panels or so can charge my Volt a coupla times a week I might try it. I'm figuring on using an inverter to provide 120 volt ac. But I suspect, that since the amps would vary (0 at night for example) that it may...
  6. Full Charge on 2017 Volt

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I think the Volt is a great car, but my 2017 Volt never charges anywhere near capacity. My typical charge is 43-45. I got 50 miles once! My overnight charge last night was 41! I just finished charging at my office and it reads 40! The temperature last night and this morning is high 40's /50...
  7. Budget Illuminated Charge Port?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    As I certainly do not wish to spend CAN$175 on the illuminated charge port option for my 2017 Volt, I'm looking to to forum for ideas. Occasionally I do need to plug the car in in the dark. Does anyone have any thoughts of an economical LED/sensor combination that could cut that cost to...
  8. Charging after off-peak hours end

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    Hello, not sure if others are having an issue with their Volt continuing to charge even after off-peak hours end. Here is what I am doing, appreciate any feedback/guidance: - I have programmed off-peak, mid-peak and peak hours into my charging schedule - I set my vehicle to charge only during...
  9. Tesla Supercharger Trend and Response

    I live in Southern California and over the past week I took my family to Palm Springs for a short Spring Break vacation. We went to the ACE Hotel, a place we have been many times. I pulled up in my Volt and asked a hotel employee if they had any EV charging stations. His face lit up and...
  10. Volt charge port door not opening

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    I bought a "new" 2013 model a couple of weeks ago and since day, I have had an issue with the charger port door. When I hit the button on the inside of the door, or on the remote, you can hear the motor attempting to push the door open, and you see if kind of "nudged" out. But it doesn't...
  11. Polar Volt Club

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Well I just thought I would start this thread to bring all the Volt owners that have to travel in the cold... When I mean cold I mean cold 20 degrees and under. This morning I officially ran my Volt in 13 degrees with the seat warmers on and 1/2" down window so the windows wouldn't fog up... It...
  12. Propose a new charge mode called "Steady Charge" for much better economy

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I propose a new mode called "Steady Charge" that would result in much higher fuel economy. The "Hold" mode is still a bit aggressive and results in worse economy, due to overreaction by the car when you accelerate from lights, pass on the freeway, accelerate from slowing or stopped traffic on...
  13. Failed to Charge - Opened charge port - Waited an hour - Then plugged in

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    When I got home I opened the charge port and forgot to plug it in. An hour or so later I plugged the 110V ESVE in. Waited. No dash light yellow. No green light. It did not appear to have recognized it needed to start charging. When I opened the driver door, the charger clicked on, and I...
  14. 54km (33mi) FULL CHARGE!?

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    Hi, I just wonder why its been doin' 4-5 days I get only 54km full charge!? Before, I was always 60-61km (37mi) full charge. The temperature outside is about 15°C (59°F)during the night and in early morning, which the charge is suppose to be completed. Thats not that cold.. What its gonna be at...

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I purchased a VOLT. I love it but I am encountering charging problems. when I go to a charge station (chargepoint) that should be pumping out 7.2k they are only pumping 3.3k or so.. there are usually 2 free handles is there some kind of adapter that I could utilize both so I can get a faster charge
  16. Best Level 2 Charger Option for me?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Hi All- I pick up my new 2013 Volt tomorrow. :) I'd like to upgrade to a Level 2 charger. I would be charging it in the garage, so it doesn't need to be all-weather, and it really doesn't need to be portable. I'm nervous about all the problems mentioned here about the GM Voltec. I'm...
  17. My Best Charge Ever: 48 Miles. So what's yours?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    This is my best charge so far. I hope to reach 50... :cool:
  18. Odd feature on charge override screen

    Software & Programming/Code - Chevy Volt
    I noticed an odd "feature" or bug on the charge override screen of my 2012 volt. I'm sure everyone knows that after shutting down the volt and pressing the button to open the charge door a screen appears that allows a temporary one-time override of the planned charge mode. In my case the...
  19. Amber light after pre-conditioning

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey guys and gals, The last two days, my charge light has gone to amber after (or while?) preconditioning. Yesterday, I came out to my car with the amber light on. Today, it preconditioned and light was blinking green. Then, when I opened the rear hatch door, it went to amber color (solid)...
  20. 35 miles? That's it!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Recently, I've had a lot of conversations that go like this... Them: "Wow. So how many miles do you get?" Me: "35 miles to the charge. Approximately." Them: "Yeah, but how many miles can you get out of a charge?" Me: "About 35. Probably better when it gets warmer." Them: "What? That's it?!"...