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  1. What would be your ideal Electric to Gas range ratio?

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Taking limitations into consideration, for me, I'd say 1/3 electric 2/3 gas, for example, 100 miles electric; 200 miles gas. I think 50/50 too. I'd even go for 100 miles electric range; 100 miles gas range.
  2. 2017 Chevy Bolt SORP

    Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    I believe today, 10/31, is Start Of Regular Production for the new Bolt :) So far, Cajun Red Tintcoat is my favorite color by far.
  3. Sleeping overnight in a 2016/2017 volt

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I am interested in buying a 2017 volt when it comes to Seattle. I loved that one could put an air mattress in a Tesla and sleep in it heated overnight using just electricity to heat the car (no risk of carbon monoxide too). I have read that one can indeed closely fit an air mattress in a volt...
  4. MA EV-Owners Invited to Worcester Ride and Drive Event

    Voltec Owner Get-Togethers and Events
    Hi All, In recognition of National Drive Electric Week, the Institute for Energy and Sustainability is holding an Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event on Thursday, September 17, 2015. The event is being held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in partnership with WPI and National Grid, and will...
  5. HELP! Understanding NY Energy Bill increase

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Let me start off by saying I live in New York, if that makes a difference. I've had my volt for about a month now, and have received my first electricity bill since buying. To my horror, my bill went up from about $350 gas AND electric - to $850! I nervously called ConEdison to see if there was...
  6. A/C unable to go to ECO mode (w/video) - 2014 volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi folks: Love the Volt so far - have driven 1833 miles in first 30 days with 95 MPG! Super happy so far. Hopefully this is something simple or my user error! I am now facing this problem intermittently - the A/C is unable to go to 'ECO' mode but 'Fan Only' or 'Comfort' work just fine. I...
  7. Solar: All In

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    I leased a Volt three weeks ago, and am already considering installing a solar PV system (thanks in no small part to the GM-Volt community, who sparked my interest almost immediately; I've perused these forums daily for weeks, and am amazed at the level of knowledge and helpfulness). I'm in the...
  8. Santa Paula Chevy---YEAR END CLEARANCE DEALS!

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    I have some Volts left....and we want to sell them to a GM Volt Forum Customer! You have till the end of December to take advantage of these great deals! I actually own a Volt and can answer all of your questions and would love to make you a great deal! All you have to do is call me at Santa...
  9. Chreos Luxury Electric Car: '621-Mile Range'... Supposedly

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Excerpt: "There's a train of thought that goes thus: If you're going to launch an electric concept car, you may as well give it outrageous performance and range statistics as it'll never see the light of day anyway, and nobody can prove you wrong." (read more...)
  10. 2013-14 Volt - No Heat Issues - PIC5796 PIC5855 PIC5943

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    For the second time I have had an issue where my volt would not provide heat. The "HEAT ON" symbol would not turn on and had to make a real cold trip. This is the second time this has happened so I took it into the dealer to be reviewed. Apparently this is a none issue and GM is working on a...
  11. JD Power study: Electric vehicle economics don't pencil out

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Excerpt: "Sales of electric vehicles won’t take off until automakers lower prices and demonstrate the economic benefits to consumers, according to a J.D. Power and Associates study of electric vehicle ownership." Read more . . .
  12. Article: Good PR for Volt, Bad for Plug-In Prius

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    . Here's an article that puts the Volt in a good light, but really doesn't do the Prius any favors. .
  13. Dragster Mode

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I don't know if this is technically possible, but let's say that I don't care about mileage and just want MAXIMUM juice to the motor for some really nasty torque. Sport mode is really good, and I can say usually leaves every one else behind at the red light. But could we get more? :confused:
  14. 1 question poll on the Volt!

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Hey all! I'm currently an advertising student at Temple University and am doing my senior project on developing a campaign for the Chevy volt. I was wondering if you all could take this 1Q poll on the Volt...thanks! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BWF8DHC
  15. An Electric Bow Tie for an Electric Car

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Rather than a personalized license plate, I went with a personalized Chevy Bow Tie. A little more understated, but stated nonetheless. I have added the EPS file below so you can download it if you want. Change the extension from"pdf" to "eps" before supplying it to a sign/decal company.
  16. Boston Installs Charging Stations

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I just saw a news story that the city of Boston is installing some charging stations. This is great news. here is a link to read the story. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/05/23/electric-car-charging-stations-installed-in-boston/
  17. 2012 Toyota/Tesla RAV4 EV Prototype Test Drive

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    50-kwh (estimated) lithium-ion battery pack, 150-hp permanent magnet electric motor, 80-120 mile range, 3932 lbs, 9.0-sec 0-to-60, 100 mph top speed, FWD, price unknown http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/reviews/hybrid-electric/2012-toyota-rav4-ev-prototype-test-drive Apparently the battery...
  18. Google Maps displays EV Charging Stations in your Area

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Just enter "ev charging station near (city, state)". Example, "ev charging station near Detroit, MI". Don't be surprised if the pickings are slim. Then again, Volt owners don't need to worry about this much. Interestingly, Google's map displays more than I get using the DOE's site, which Google...
  19. China to force foreign electric-vehicle component suppliers to share technology

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    China's top economic planner has floated the idea that foreign players who supply green vehicles and parts must partner with local partners and cap their holdings at 50 percent, a major setback for companies such as Delphi Automotive...
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