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  1. Slow or Fast / Brisk acceleration for Longer EV range?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I have a 2016 Volt and have been reading a little bit on techniques to extend EV range. The question I have is on acceleration. Should we reach our top speed accelerating as slow as possible, Fast as possible, or somewhere in between? I had always assumed slow acceleration from a stop. One...
  2. 50+ miles on a single charge? Easy!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The last couple of weekends I have had a lot of errands to run around town. I easily get over 50 miles on a single full charge. I am returning to my house at the end of the drive so no long downhill regen sections to inflate the range. How is this possible? I can repeat the results at will. The...
  3. Tonight on MythBusters - Hypermiling Part Deux!

    Totally Off-Topic
    Airing tonight (June 12th, 2013) - three more attempts to increase fuel efficiency: 1. Driving slower (45, 55 & 65 MPH - umm, why is this a myth?) 2. Removing the sideview mirrors (over my dead body!) 3. Not using brakes (I think they mean minimizing brake use)...
  4. Estimated range stuck at 50!!; World's Smallest Violin

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know the World Smallest Violin is playing for me here, but I'm wondering what's going on as my estimated range gauge sees "stuck" at 50 miles. I noticed this about 1000 miles ago (I just hit 5k EV miles, out of 5.3k total) When I first got the Volt 3 months ago, I'd swear the ER gauge hit 52...
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