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  1. One Year Anniversary and still learning

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hello everyone. I have had my 2014 volt for a year now and am still in love. I do have a question, which is why I joined - and I was unable to post the question to the Volt section. I was just wondering if it is BAD for the volt engine to drive in HOLD mode and go up steep/long inclines. I went...
  2. Mountain Climb and Descent Study

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    For those curious about real world results, here are some real world numbers and anomalies. Did a 3,800 foot climb (all electric) in my 2013 Volt (No Ohms) over a 12.5 mile drive.(San Bernardino to Lake Arrowhead, California.) I have it detailed for every 200 feet of elevation change. Here are...
  3. Long Trip- Mountains and Cold weather

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I'd love to get some advice on the best way run my Volt when I travel through the mountains and cold weather to get the most out of it. Should I just keep it in Mountain mode? Hold all the battery power for the up hills and drop it in L on the down hills? Any ideas out there?
  4. Interested in (Colorado) Mountain Driving Experiences

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My Volt ownership experience is still new, about 500 miles, but I will soon be driving from Fort Collins to Breckenridge in Colorado. This involves several long uphill pulls. I'm interested in knowing more about what to expect both in the uphill and the downhill (regen) portions of the drive...
  5. Mountain Mode Question...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    So I think I know the answer to this question... But I thought I would ask anyway. I am planning a trip to lake Arrowhead for the 4th. I live about 96 miles away from Lake Arrowhead. The last 17 miles of the trip will be climbing the 6,000 foot grade to the summit. So here is my question...
  6. Mountain Driving???

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    How do the Volts do when actually driving in mountains - long steep grades for many miles. i ski quite often and was wondering how the car would do driving from denver to Vail or any other resort. 60-100 miles one way of all mountain driving? TIA
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