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  1. The Most Efficient Volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt has not failed in its entertainment value. Just check out the electric and combined economies during the last 30 days for my Volt: To put it in other terms, according to my Volt's range is about one mile per full battery charge... If I show this to folks it will surely...
  2. Propose a new charge mode called "Steady Charge" for much better economy

    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...
  3. Majority now support auto bailout

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    Despite using the bailout as the prime reason to bash the Volt, "The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Feb. 8-12 finds that 56% say the loans the government made to GM and Chrysler were mostly good for the economy, while 38% say the loans to...
  4. Gasoline jump risks recovery. Go Volt!

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    A reminder of why cars like the Chevy Volt are needed: "The greatest concern is that geopolitical strains in the Middle East will spill over into the oil market, pushing prices higher in a replay of last year's oil price spike," economists at Bank of America said in a note to clients. "Despite...
  5. National security hawk here

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    Hi, newcomer here. My motivation is different from many other Volt enthusiasts, who focus on greenhouse gas or conventional pollution. I view the Volt's environmental effect as good and praiseworthy, but my primary focus is on de-funding our terrorist enemies by ending oil's monopoly status...