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  1. 2017 Volt "energy usage score" Outside Temperature

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Would someone help me understand how the "energy usage score" actually provides you a score. Outside Temperature has been pinned on 5.0 in hot (80+ deg.) weather. Is a 5.0 a good thing or a bad thing? What do you want it to be if you had a choice? The Outside temperature is the one that...
  2. Real World Data to Champion the Volt

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    FleetCarma is hosting a challenge to give EV owners the opportunity to best champion their plug-in. Competing vehicles are the Volt, iMiEV, Focus Electric, and Leaf. Do you think that your Volt is the best plug-in out there? Take this opportunity and prove it. Participants will receive three...
  3. The Pentagon’s quest could impact electric vehicle technology

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    Gen. James Mattis, said "Unleash us from the tether of fuel as it is a limitation on what we could do militarily.” Why now? Fuel convoy vulnerability in Iraq and Afghanistan. A few stats: 1 casualty every 24 supply convoys. That’s the ratio in Afghanistan, according to this Army study...
  4. Alternative Energy Enthusiast

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    Hey everyone - I'm new in the forums here! anyway - I am a fan of alternative energy cars because I love the idea of finding better ways to do things - not because I feel that gas powered cars are bad, etc. (But seriously - it has been almost 100 years since the invention of the automobile -...
  5. Kilowatt meter?

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I got to drive a Leaf about a week ago, and for the most part, it validated my preference for the Volt. One feature I really liked, though, was a digital gage to see the kW usage, similar to a meter showing RPM on those old school gas guzzlers. As you accelerate more, it shows more kWs used...
  6. Volt will Use More than 8 kwh Battery Energy to Acheive EV Range Goal

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Recently Tony Posawatz, the Volt vehicle line director, indicated the Volt would use more than 8 kwh of battery energy to achieve the E range goal of 25 to 50 miles: This is more...