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  1. Paying for Electricity Away from Home

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for 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. Company Paid Gas - Would You Charge at Home?

    Generation 1 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. 110v or 240v EVSE...Which uses less electricity?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    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. SDG&E Volt Charging costs per month at the highest tier

    Generation 1 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. solar panels and a volt

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    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...