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  1. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I just purchased a 2018 Volt and when I got it from the dealership the max charge was 73km's of ev range indicated on the dashboard. I have had the car for 2 weeks now and its max ev range after charge is constantly 73/74 km's. Only once did it read 78km's. I don't understand why when Chevrolet...
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    I don't own a Volt yet. I took a 2017 Volt Premier for a test drive yesterday. The battery "EV Range" indicator in the lower left display indicated 29. When we drove off it went grey and the motor was running by the graphic display most of the test drive. We drove around maybe 4 miles and it...
  3. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    When I first got my 2016 Volt several months ago, the EV range when fully charged showed 48EV. Over the next month, each time I charge the EV range increased until it was amost 70 EV. The car sat idle for a few months (due to ilness) and now I am driving again, however, the EV at fully charged...
  4. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hi there, just wanted to get a sense from other Volt users what they're doing to optimize the EV range from their 2016 Volt. I personally find myself shifting to L when driving in the city, and normal D with paddle usage when on the highway. I'm not sure whether constantly shifting between L...
  5. Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    I have had my Volt for almost 2 weeks now and am a little confused by what the EV value means. When I first got the car, when fully charged it said EV Range 48. After driving and charging it went up to EV Range 49. It seems to be higher each time and tonight, after charging it is showing EV...
  6. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hi everyone, New 2016 Volt owner / news :rolleyes: Just wanted to ensure that my pack is solid, it indicates 45mi EV range full charged. I'm assuming it's not indicating 53mi due to chilly temperate (60F) in SoCal right now and my spirited driving :D:confused: Just making sure this is...
  7. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    After 4 winters in the Northeast in a 2012 Volt, and about 41,000 electric miles, I'm still getting at or above the 35 mile EPA rating for electric only range on a charge.... I'm going to guess that after 7 or 8 years, I'll be able to casually "notice" a slight range difference. At some point...
  8. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
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  9. Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    I was wondering, and maybe other have as well, what is the best tire for EV range on the Volt? I know many owners have gone with other tires than the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires and have found some reduction in range. Are there any tires that are better than the fuel max tires, or are...
  10. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Well, I have a different appreciation for the final arrival of spring. My Volt is loving the warmer weather today. Temperature was 60F for my AM commute. Drove 19.1 miles and still had 35 miles remaining. I used 3.5 kWh to get in. This works out to a 54 mile range and 5.46 miles / kWh. Tires...
  11. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I am asking this question because I thought the usable (roughly 10KWH) electric range from the Volt's battery would slowly shrink in lockstep with the shrinking overall 16/16.5 KWH total battery capacity. Andrew Farrah, the main engineer behind the Volt, has said the Volt's battery capacity...
  12. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    So I hear all the great stuff from people 55-60 miles on a charge... But what about the opposite? -20 degrees in a snowstorm with the heat cranked or 100 degrees in the summer and AC on full tilt. When its at its worst and you know it how bad does it get? Not that it matters at this point...
  13. Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    I drive a 2012 Volt and typically start with a 43 mile range after a full charge. My spouse drives a 2013 Volt and he only starts with a 33 mile range after a full charge. Is this due to the difference in our driving styles? In other words, if he drove differently, would his gauge display a...
  14. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I got the chance to test my Volt's EV range today. A few days ago I found a compact spare at a junk yard that fits the Volt. The problem was that it was 23 miles away making it a 46 mile round trip. Today the air temp was 68 F degrees, the warmest day we have had here sense I got my Volt in...
  15. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Seems impossible to do but if he's fully charged at the strike of midnight, I guess it could be done... http://www.torquenews.com/1075/driving-190-electric-miles-chevy-volt-blows-35-mile-range-myth MrEnergyCzar
  16. Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Call me crazy but It seems I use about .2 KWH less for my 15 mile commute to work if I don't use the radio and have the lights shut during the daytime. I've replicated it several times. I know with lights and radio on if it's 50 F out in the morning I'll use 2.8 KWH for 15 miles and if it's 60...
  17. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've been reading the great posts here for a while but just got around to registering. This is a great site. I've enjoyed reading the posts from those who have their Volts. I don't (yet) own a Volt but plan to soon. One topic that I haven't seen a lot of posts about is driving strategies...
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