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  1. How come the Buick Velite has a 72 mile electric-only rating?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    I read today in an article about the Shanghai auto Show the claim that the Buick Velite, a rebadged Volt, has an electric-only range of 116 km or 72 miles. Anyone able to explain the basis for the difference from 53 miles (US) to 72 miles (China)?
  2. Electric Range versus Speed on Highways

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Creating a thread to gather data on how speed affects electric range. I noticed that at 75mph my electric range seems terrible - but at 60mph it seems much better. Anyone with a regular highway commute - so we can get multiple datapoints under the same conditions - any data to share (total...
  3. Realistic range and MPG for my trips and regen questions.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I'm thinking of getting either a 2015 or 2016 Volt. Most of driving distance is trips of about 100 miles. I live on a pretty high hill for the area (n. central Mass, 1300' elevation). Most of my trips will begin with a 6 mile steady down hill with a 1000' elevation drop with a few short mild...
  4. HELP Buying A Used Volt

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    Wanted to join the forum because I have this question to post to "those in the know": I am currently considering the purchase of a used 2011 Chevy Volt. The vehicle has 50K miles on it and appears to be in good shape with a lifetime 110MPG. I do not live where the dealer is located so I asked...
  5. Winter Mileage

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was getting in the forty mile range during the summer. This fall temperatures have been between 45 and 55 degrees and I'm only getting 22-23 miles per charge. This seems extremely low from what I've read. Is there something wrong here? My driving habits haven't changed, the heat isn't...
  6. My Electric Range

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    For those "viewers" who have yet to take delivery of their Volt or for those who are still deciding if a Volt is right for them, its been awhile since I've seen a post on electric range so I thought I'd post a screen shot of my latest drive today. This is "typical" of what I am seeing. My drive...