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  1. Newcomers, Owner Stories, FAQs
    My very occasional drive from home into the Big City is about 40 miles, or just about the range of my 2015 Volt. Is there a quick rule of thumb that can tell me whether it is more cost effective to pay to charge rather than using gas on my way home? I just got my Volt and haven't used a public...
  2. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    I have an interesting situation on my hands. My company issued me a gas card that I can use at most gas stations. They will not reimburse me for electricity at home. I am on a TOU rate with another EV in the house, energy cost is 11 cents per kWh (so figure $1.32 per charge session with...
  3. Accessories, Apps, Modifications - Gen 1 Volt
    We are putting solar on our roof...tentatively scheduled mid-March. Does anyone know if a 240V EVSE charging in 4 hours uses more or less energy than the 110V charging for 8-10 hours? I am sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere. I searched, but found nothing on this. I am trying to...
  4. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    We live in the country and consequently use a lot of electricity. We have a deep well and pressure pump that, combined with our regular usage, puts us in tier 4 energy. This is the highest rate at 28 cent a kwh. Anyway we just got our first full electric bill after buying the Volts. Yes...
  5. Newcomers, Owner Stories, FAQs
    Hi all, We have a new Volt and enough solar panels on our roof (hopefully) to bring our PG&E bill down to zero. I love the way we can use the electric rate feature on the Volt to start charging at midnight and stop charging at 7 AM to ensure that we pay only 3.5 - 4 cents per kilowatt hour...
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