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  1. 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...
  2. "Efficiency" of Mountain Mode

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Intuitively, it seems that in Mountain Mode, the additional steps in the energy chain would reduce performance, but: Locomotives and ships use engines that drive generators that drive motors that drive the propulsion mechanism (propeller, wheels). In such complex "serial hybrid" systems...
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