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  1. Charge-to-full time (18.4kWh at 3.6kW?)

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm considering buying a PHEV to save gas money for my daily commute: My drive is 21.7 miles, 18.0 miles of which is on a fairly-flat 65mph highway (75mph average speed). I have access to a level-2 charger at work for 3-hours max/day. Despite searching multiple forums and websites, I can't seem...
  2. 3.5 Years worth of OnStar Data Comparing temperature vs kWh/100 miles

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    OnStar data is harvested from the monthly diagnostic emails. Average monthly temperature comes from The Capital Weather Gang of the Washington Post which posts the average monthly temperature for National Airport. I only drive locally, rarely use climate control. So, any differences can be...
  3. Can I get my console to show kW usage?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    How do I get my console/cluster to look like this? With the kW usage showing. Mine is a 2012 model and does not show me the option for this so I wanted to know if this is only available on newer models or if it is a software upgrade of some sort. edit: Thanks for all the info everyone I...
  4. Would you retro purchase kWh if GM had a program?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I started thinking of the Tesla model, where if you had their small battery pack, you could buy a software expansion. If GM offered a onetime software upgrade that would allow users to use more of the existing battery, would you be at your local Chevy dealer ready to put down money for it? If...
  5. Calculating Miles / kWh

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I am trying to figure out the Miles / kWh number for my Volt. We often use MPG numbers to measure the cost of driving a gasoline car. I am surprised that there is not an easy way to calculate the Miles / kWh for the Volt. The Volt EPA label states 35 kWhs per 100 miles. According to that...
  6. Not Displaying Lifetime KWH/100 miles and Lifetime MPGe Numbers

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, Just wondering if others are having problems with the myvolt website displaying the Lifetime KWH/100 miles and MPGe numbers. It displays for the last 30 days but not lifetime. I've owned the car for about a month and half now and thought it would start showing after the first month.
  7. Noticed Something Interesting....related to KWH's used.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    If I pre-heat my early 2012 (16KW battery) on Eco mode, 70F, 20 minutes before leaving while plugged in to 240v, I lose the first bar after 1.2 KWH's used instead of .9. I lose the second after 2.1 instead of 1.9 etc... Why do you get to use more of the battery by pre-heating? Isn't the Volt...
  8. Is the battery's KWH's used a pre-programmed amount?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    If it is, why would the KWH's used change from day to day from say 10.1 to 10.4? How is it actually determined? Thanks, MrEnergyCzar
  9. Calculating the total number of kWh used by my Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi all First post on the Forum - I bought a new Volt on Saturday and absolutely love it already. I live in a co-housing community where the electricity used in the garages and in the common areas of the complex is communal and paid for by the whole community (there are 10 garages in total)...
  10. Is the reported kWh used accurate? Regeneration decreases the reported kWh used

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    I've only had the Volt for a few weeks and on a drive this morning up and down a mountainous windy road, I noticed that the kWh used that is reported on the dash decreased as I was using the regenerative brakes on a decline. I was driving is Sports mode and L gear. This is interesting but...
  11. Household Charging Circuit kWh Monitoring

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I tried searching for this information but couldn't find it... I am going to install a receptacle in my garage for my 240v charger and was wondering what people suggest for monitoring the energy usage on the circuit. I want to be able to separate this usage from the total household electric...
  12. Estimating kWh per charge/trip

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi all, I've been having fun with my Volt for the past week. Like others, I wish there was more information about electric usage (e.g. current kWh/100 miles or kW while driving, kWh used per trip, etc.). So I would be done driving for the day, see that I drove 13.0 miles, and wonder how much...
  13. Anyone tried a zero motorcycle

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Any reviews on a zero motorcycle. They do about 43 miles per charge on a 3.9 kwh charge.