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  1. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    So I am going to be buying a 2017 Volt within the next month and I have a question about charging. I am getting the charge point home flex to charge my Volt with level 2 capability. My dad is going to be getting a Tesla Model Y within the next year so he needs 50A charging for his car while the...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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..35.34.33.32.31...30...29... and then sits at 29 and begins...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Tesla
    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
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