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  1. E30 Ethanol Fuel Question

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi -- not to start a firestorm, but I just came across my first local gas station with a "blender" pump offering e15, e30 and e85 ethanol/gasoline fuel. I have manually mixed 50/50 88 octane e15 with standard 93 octane Premium before (to = approx. 91 octane) at another station. But this is the...
  2. Is there a way to determine what kind of fuel is in the tank?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I got my 2015 Volt from the dealer with 3/4 of a tank full. I have no idea if the fuel is 91 AKI or not. I don't trust the flunkies at the dealership to realize that it requires premium. I've heard that the Volt can detect the lower grade fuel and adjust the timing, but is there any way for me...
  3. Virginia Clean-Fuel Vehicle and Vehicle Emissions Testing Equipment Credits

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Although the chevy site does not say anything nor does the chargepoint site say anything, it looks like anyone in Virginia who bought a volt during 2015 can get a $750 tax credit. Thanks to my wife for finding this and jeff_h for helping to investigate. See the following 2 links: Section 8...
  4. 2012 Volt - Regular Vs Premium Gas

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I thought I would start up the discussion again due to current market conditions. I live in the Chicago area. BP has the big oil refinery in the area here that feeds all the different brands of gasoline. About 9 months ago or so, they had a breakdown that caused the gas prices to shoot up for...
  5. Do I Actually Need Premium Fuel?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    This topic pops up every few months or so on this forum. This is a link to a blog I follow (among others) for DIY tips for my ICE-powered vehicle. Bottom line: Read (and follow) your owner's manual. The author is a mechanical engineer, not a petroleum or automotive engineer, that just happens...
  6. Full tank?

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    I expect to be buying a new Volt sometime in June. Most of my driving is going to be in town and I don't have a commute as I work from home (semi-retired). So, the only time I would be using gas is if I plan a trip out of town (other than the engine maintenance mode). It seems a waste to me to...
  7. Road trip question

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi everyone - taking the Volt on a road trip, about 500 miles each way. Should be able to do at least some limited charging when we get to our destination, but obviously not much on the road (might hit a Cracker Barrel though). What's the best strategy for maximizing fuel economy - should I...
  8. Tips to Maximize Chevy Volt Miles

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20054356-48.html "Chevy Volt vehicle line director Tony Posawatz has lots of practice ekeing the most out of his Volt's 16 kWh battery, and says that even during Michigan's cold winter months he's achieved high mileage using battery power alone. While he...
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