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  1. Public Charging Etiquette?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I drove a 2012 Leaf for three years, until last week when I purchased a 2015 Volt. On more than one occasion while driving the Leaf, I found public chargers occupied by Volts. Of course, I never begrudged Volt owners charging their cars-- the Volt is an EV too, after all-- but particularly when...
  2. Used to drive a Leaf, now a Volt: initial impressions

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    For the last three years, I've been the happy driver of a 2012 Nissan Leaf. I loved everything about the car, even if it did require some adjustments in the way I thought about driving, range, and planning ahead. But my lease was coming to an end, and through some amazing incentives that GM was...
  3. 2012 Volt came with a Leaf charger??

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    I just purchased a used 2012 Volt from a dealer a few hours away in Atlanta. Before leaving the dealership they checked to make sure the charger was in the trunk. It was missing, so they gave me one in a black fabric case. When I got home and opened it, I discovered that it's a Nissan charger. I...
  4. Plug-in sales in Europe eclipse those of US for first time – and by 60 percent

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    It's a different market over there. Will the U.S. regain its lead or will the gap widen even further this year? Does this also show opportunities exist in the U.S., including with electrified trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and other popular vehicles? Bolstered by availability of a car model...
  5. Electric Vehicle ride and drive and golf outing in Villanova , Pa June 5

    Voltec Owner Get-Togethers and Events
    My networking group Greennet Solutions is hosting an EV ride and drive next Thursday June 5th at Overbrook CC in Villanova Pa. from 10 am to noon. It's a small event with registration required. There will be 3 Tesla Models S's to drive and...
  6. North Texas Leaf owners, how's your battery?

    As I've posted in another thread, I'm considering a Leaf but has serious concerns over battery life here in the DFW heat. I'm looking for info from any of you north Texas Leaf owners on how your battery is holding up after 12,18,24+ months and what your overall impression of the car is.
  7. Another reason the Volt's liquid cooled battery rules....

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Interesting study on the Leaf's battery range losses..... MrEnergyCzar
  8. Despite All Odds: Charging Happened!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I'll try to be brief, but had a little EV adventure yesterday. Due to missing my pre-rush hour traffic departure window, I decided to go charge at the shopping center near work, eat something, and wait out the 1 hour traffic peak. but nothing was easy! 1) Both Blink stations were ICE'd out...
  9. Santa Paula Chevy---YEAR END CLEARANCE DEALS!

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    I have some Volts left....and we want to sell them to a GM Volt Forum Customer! You have till the end of December to take advantage of these great deals! I actually own a Volt and can answer all of your questions and would love to make you a great deal! All you have to do is call me at Santa...
  10. 26K LEAF miles, now a Volt owner

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    After driving north of 26,000 miles over 2-1/2 years in a leased LEAF, I just bought a black 2013 Volt. Yes. No, not kidding. Since we're confessing shocking things here, I'll add this for any Chevrolet guys who are lurking: This is my first American auto since owning a Pontiac in 1985. You did...
  11. Comedians in cars getting coffee: David Letterman/Jerry Seinfeld in a Leaf

    Totally Off-Topic
    Wish it was a volt, but Dave got Jerry to drive a Nissan Leaf and criticized Jerry for not wanting to drive it. After driving a turbo volvo wagon, Jerry wasn't much amused and the clip of them in the Leaf is brief. It's on Crackle via Internet streaming - If I see a Volt or Caddy EREV I'll post...
  12. Nissan Cuts Price for LEAF in Australia by $15,000

    $15,000 price cut. WOW!!! From $51,500 to $36,500 + On Road Costs = $39,990 VOLT is still $59,990 + on road costs = about $63,000 I think Hopefully this will encourage Holden to slash their prices as well !!! ;) Here's hoping ...
  13. Tesla Model S tops GM Volt in North American plug-in car race From The Detroit News:

    "Tesla Motors Inc., the luxury battery-car company run by billionaire Elon Musk, is North America's rechargeable auto sales leader so far this year as its Model S sedan passed General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt..." Read more...
  14. Unfortunate LEAF Story

    I'm concerned about the Nissan LEAF giving EVs a bad name because it lacks a battery thermal management system and better charge state and capacity controls. This was posted last month: To the best of my knowledge, even the 2013 Nissan LEAF does not...
  15. Nissan's Future EV Plans w/CEO interview.......MrEnergyCzar Video

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Here's my latest video with the CEO discussing Nissan's EV plans etc... Tablets & mobile devices click here: MrEnergyCzar
  16. Yikes! Talk about Range Anxiety!

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Read the story of this guy's trip from hell, although it is not completely the fault of the Leaf.
  17. Two early BEV/EREV predictions

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    On July 2, 2010 nuclearboy and I each made predictions for the beginning of 2013. I haven't been active here for a long time, because I jumped ship and leased a LEAF, but I'm bringing our predictions back as promised. In all honesty, I would judge that we both missed the mark, but he was closer...
  18. Blink residential charger...connection questions?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey all-- Lovin' my 2013 Volt, but am looking into getting a 240V charger in the garage. Bosch (formerly SPX) came out and did an install estimate that basically required upgrading my panel from a 150A to a 200A (new panel, permit, labor to re-wire), but included the Blink residential charger...
  19. Nissan Leaf (1,539) outsells Chevy Volt (1,519) for first time since January

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Last month, GM sold 1,519 Chevrolet Volt vehicles, up from 1,139 in November 2011 but way down from the record-setting 2,961 Volts sold in October 2012. :( (read more...)
  20. Great EV Sandy Commerical/Video.....

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Future Volt commercials should follow the same path.... MrEnergyCzar