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  1. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    In Phoenix, it doesn't get below freezing often in the winter, but will hover between 30 and 40 at night. My electric plan is extremely cheap during super off peak (10am to 3pm). Only $0.03 per kwh vs $0.10 in normal off peak. I'd like to set the car to "Latest Possible" within that SUPER OFF...
  2. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hey all, My 2014 Volt won’t charge. A few months ago, I plugged it in and the fuse blew in the outlet, but I am sure I’ve plugged it in (to other sockets) since then with no issues. Tonight when I plugged it in with the standard portable charger, the box on the charger lit up green and is good...
  3. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello, I've owned my 2015 Volt for about 3 years now. Yesterday I experienced my first problem. When I plug in at home on the supplied 120v charger I get no amber dash light, no green dash light and no horn chirp. After some research I had decided that I probably needed a new charging...
  4. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    The City of San Luis Obispo, California adopted an ordinance that required EV charging stations at every new development. CA code requires just the infrastructure for future stations. The city took it a step further and required the actual charging station. As a result, in just one year there...
  5. 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...
  6. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi all - new member and a new Volt owner (2013). Been eyeing them for a while and finally bit the bullet. Love the car so far, but have a few things to figure out yet! What I want: ability to see battery charge/charging progress on my phone (Android) when away from vehicle, but maybe within...
  7. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I've only started using this functionality recently because I need to keep track of my charging a little more than I used to. In case you are wondering, the shared garage in my condo has us sharing the electricity for the garage and I want to be fair about paying for my EV charging. I...
  8. 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...
  9. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm installing a ham radio in my 2017 Volt and purchased a low voltage disconnect box which will start a timer below 12.8 volts and either disconnect the radio after 2 mins or when voltage hits 12.4 volts, whichever comes first. Thinking into this prior to installation, I realized this system is...
  10. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I fly drones for commercial work. I need to charge batteries from the cigarette port. Is this possible or do I have to leave the car on to charge the drone batteries? In other words, is there "ACC/ACCESSORY position"? Thanks in advance.
  11. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I'm a bit confused. I have a 2018 Volt Premier and I'm looking to install level 2 charging at my house. I have a couple of questions because I read that I should have a 40amp breaker in the panel and I thought I could use a 30amp for the Volt. I'm also...
  12. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    My 2018 Volt plug-in to the car has always been a chore. After 10 months, I had hoped it would loosen up, but no dice. Any solutions to this issue? TIA
  13. Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Seems like a basic question but I am getting conflicting answers. Bought a 2018 Volt LT about 3 weeks ago and want to make sure the main battery lasts as long as possible. I didn't see anywhere in the manual if it is okay to charge the battery at any time or only when completely dead. I...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    About a week ago, whilst sat in my 'home office', I heard my Rolec charge point clunk (it is just outside my office window.) Knowing the car was fully charged hours ago and the indicator was giving short green flashes I looked out to see if it was drawing power and noticed the car's indicator...
  17. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    2012 Chevrolet Volt. About 11 months ago I received a software update to my Volt. A few days ago, my car refused to charge and produced the message, “Service High Voltage Charging System” with the diagnostic codes of P1E00, P0AA6 and P1FFF. I took the car to Priority Chevrolet in...
  18. Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Pun intended... With our 2012 Volt, I bought the original BLINK station and installed it in my garage. It is a huge unit with wifi, scheduling, energy calculations, intelligence, adaptive circuitry, and much more to go wrong, and once in a while (monthly?) it generates a self-test fault that...
  19. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Hi everyone, So I am trying to charge my 2017 Volt using a level 2 charger from ClipperCreek (LCS-20). The charger clearly outputs 16A of current and even lists a 4.5 hour charge time for this car; however, when I plug it in, I always get a full charge in 5 hours and 15 minutes. Why could this...
  20. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi there, New owner of pre-owned 2011 Volt. I installed an outdoor GFCI outlet on a 20a circuit. Attached to this outlet is a load of another GFCI outlet and lightbulb in the garage. Once a week or so, the GFCI trips. I tried replacing the GFCI with a new 20a GFCI outlet...still tripped. I...
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