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  1. Vehicle Transition from ICE to EV By the Numbers (4 Years Comparison)

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I thought I would share some data that I've been gathering since I switched from ICE -> Hybrid -> EV/EREV I live in Toronto, Ontario so things are pretty flat (and traffic-heavy), so most EVs tend to get superb range -- except for Jan-Feb where temps can get really cold. (Click the images...
  2. $3,500 Replacement Battery confirmed

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    This topic has been discussed and debated for years. Even within the past month there were some who doubted or remained unconvinced that the low Volt battery replacement cost we have seen advertised at around $3000 by online parts suppliers was real. This despite our own WOT saying it was real...
  3. Leased a Demo 2015 for 36/months/15K miles/year

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    All, Leased a 2015 demo with 2300 miles for 36months and 15K miles per year. Car has the sec Pack 1 and heated seats would have liked leather seats but this was the only one available at my local dealer. The details; Gross Cap Cost $31,253.50 ($4,500 off for demo) Cap cost reduction...
  4. YAY! Our Volt is on the Pier! Can pick it up now!! :-)

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Some of you know the saga that has been the last 5 weeks waiting, and wagering, and bargaining, and getting approved 3 different times!! But Today is finally the day we get our 2013 Volt!! I am so excited. I will post a few pics later, when we take a nice cruise down to the beach with our new...
  5. Government Cost Analysis Chart

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I am still looking to replace my Corolla, but need to be able to justify the cost. So I found a government web site that creates a chart for you called the "Vehicle Cost Calculator". I put in the 2013 Toyota Corolla, 2012 and 2013 Chevy Volt and the chart shows I will never pass under the...
  6. Engine Assisted Heating 2013 model... What do you choose?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I have a 2013 with the engine assisted heating. I have two options: turning the assisted heat on when the outside is cold or very cold. Which one should I use to maximize efficiency in the Chicagoland area? Also, when the car is charged they say to keep it plugged in..is that necessary and is...
  7. 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...
  8. Relative cost of U.S. electric car policy

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    Saudi Reuters is running a story entitled "U.S. electric car policy to cost $7.5 billion by 2019: CBO". Roughly half of this expenditure dates to 2009, the other half was authorized under President Bush in 2007. What Reuters fails to explain is that during the same time period, the oil...
  9. Wow - Only 60 Cents A Gallon

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Eat your heart out Newt Gingrich. Forget $2.50 per gallon, my Volt only costs 60 Cents per gallon. Let's do the math. For an FPL (Florida Power & Light) customer a full charge of 9.6 kW-hrs (kiloWatt-hours) costs 96 cents, and that's enough energy to go 40 miles. So compared to a 40 MPG gas...
  10. Cost of Charging

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I live in the SF Bay area and got the Volt last week based on the advertised cost of recharging the vehicle and based on existence of two advertised EV rates from PG&E. It turns out that the base rate in the SF Bay area is 8kw/day, which means that charging the Volt alone pushes me from...
  11. Maintenance cost? A comparison between the Volt and the Cruze?

    VOLT Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) Archive Only
    Has anyone crunched the numbers? Following the recommended GM maintenance schedules, it would be interesting to compare the cost of maintenance over say 5 yrs for the Volt and a comparable GM gas-powered car ... like the Cruze perhaps? Eric
  12. Did GM got swept into a non cost effective design?

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    First of all, hello everybody! I am a mechanical engineer and I have lots of interest in EVs and hybrid technology. So, after reading and watching quite a lot on the Chevy Volt's design and operation modes, I couldn't help asking myself has this design, with all its innovation, missed the whole...
  13. Compare Actual Purchase Cost Volt Vs Prius

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have been reading about how less expensive a Prius is compared to a Volt. But what struck me is that they always picked the cheapest Prius vs the Volt which comes pretty much maxed out with only a few actual options. So what I found on the Toyota web site is this. If you install all the...
  14. Owners: Insurance and other stuff

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, I am new to this forum and so far am loving the new things I am learning about the Volt, I do not yet own one of these automotive geniouses but am looking to owning one in the future. I understand that the Volt is 40K+ when you first buy it w/o the tax breaks and such. The Volt is...
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