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  1. How do I get the most ELECTRIC miles out of my Volt 2017?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I am a newbie. Just bought my Volt 2017 Premier used a few weeks ago. Big learning curve from my old gas only car. My goal is to use NO gas when ever possible. I have some QUESTIONS; 1) I saw on line that some people drive their Volt in L all the time. They claim that it extends the electric...
  2. Strange temperature - fan issue

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    2011 Volt with about 60K miles, most of them electric. Plugged in after short all electric drive, daily commute is < 20 miles. After charging for about 10 minutes a fan under the hood came on VERY loud. After a few minutes dropped in RPM and then shut off. Outside temperature moderate, about 70...
  3. Mountain mode

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I had 9 miles EV remaining and placed my 2017 Volt in mountain mode, expecting it to add miles by charging the battery. It did not after driving for 20 minutes and I'm wondering if I misunderstand and it's not supposed to. ChuckJ
  4. 2015 Volt Mountain Mode vs CS/Hold Mode efficiency

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Sometimes, I'll know that I have quite a few miles to go before charging, and my battery is nearly empty. I've been toying with the idea of going into Mountain Mode for a few miles and letting it charge up the battery a little bit so that I can drive on electricity for a little longer. My idea...
  5. Is there a minimum battery SOC for Mountain Mode to function properly?

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    I've searched but cannot find whether Mountain Mode requires a minimum battery charge level in order to recharge properly. I accidentally discharged to 0 miles electric range over the weekend. After placing my 2013 model into Mountain Mode, the engine RPM increased as expected and the gray...
  6. Mountain Mode as a stand-in for Hold Mode in a '12?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    What are peoples' opinions and experiences on using Mountain Mode (MM) as a stand-in for Hold Mode on a 2012 Volt? Context: I'll be driving this holiday season across midwest rolling hills and if it's anything like Thanksgiving I'll be giving test drives to extended family. I'd like them to...
  7. 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...
  8. 180 Drive - When to use EV Mode? (Elevation thoughts...)

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello everyone, I'm new here - we just got a 2014 Volt! Tonight we are planning on driving from Portland to Bend Oregon for a weekend of skiing. I calculated the cost of driving our Volt vs driving our Tacoma. It was $25 vs $97 for the roundtrip, including two drives from Sunriver -> Mt...
  9. Denver to Ski Areas & Back

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I am ready to upgrade from my Prius to a Volt but need some assurances that the Volt will perform well for my weekend jaunts to the mountains. Currently I drive my Prius from Denver to Arapahoe Basin and/or our condo in Silverthorne almost every weekend in the winter and less often in the...
  10. MOUNTAIN MODE NOT AVAILABLE Message

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    This message has displayed twice in the DIC below the speed display. The Owners Manual is vague on the cause: "This message displays when in Mountain Mode and the mode becomes unavailable. See “Mountain Mode” under Driver Selected Operating Modes on page 9‐26." This area says, "During some...
  11. Too much heat from Climate Control in Mountain Mode

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, Anybody ever had this issue where the heater is stuck on maximum heat while in Mountain Mode even when you set the climate ontrol to to LOW? Here are the details: EDIT: Auto defrost if OFF. 1. Outside temperature 2 deg. Celsius (34 F). Depleted battery. Climate control set to 21* deg...
  12. Is this even kind of mileage even possible?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I'm not 100% sure if this is really happening but it appears to be so. I would like to get more eyes on this. So far (I haven't done a winter yet) I've been averaging 50 miles per charge; however, there are times when I exceed that range. When I see that I'm not going to make it home on 100%...
  13. Need a SPORT / MOUNTAIN combined mode

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    As someone who always drives in SPORT mode, I really like the responsiveness and get use to the feeling of sport. However, I also sometimes switch to MOUNTAIN mode when on long drives in order to preserve my battery charge for the stop and go driving once I get to my destination. The problem...
  14. Holiday 100+ Mile Drive/Mountain Mode....

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Drove 113 miles today and used 1.65 gallons. I switched to mountain mode just as the battery was fully depleted. The mountain mode on the highway is interesting in that when you get off the highway and switch back to normal mode, the battery shows 15 miles ev range. I assume I used a lot more...
  15. More Freedom than electric; Stories of Volt in the wild.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Today my faith was restored. After seeing the continuing onslaught of anti-volt posts on various blogs, I was beginning to worry only a few people would actually get/care about the Volt. I was very happily surprised today when two random unsolicited encounters in the wild were with with...
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