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  1. the Mpg and MPGe stats disappeared from the Energy Usage Screen on my 2016 Chevy Volt

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I was charging my car at a level 2 charger and when i was ready to leave I unpluged the charger and started up my car. I went to the enegy usage screen because i didn't think it was completely recharged and i noticed the Mpg and MPGe stats disappeared from the Energy Usage Screen on my 2016...
  2. 2012 Chevy Volt Owner

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi, I am based in the UK where we have 218 remaining Volts on the road (and a few more Opel Amperas). I got mine at a insurance auction after it was hit in the rear. Nothing a body jack and a hot air gun couldnt fix. I love it. I get 40+ miles on a charge - even seen 53 once. I have been...
  3. MPG-- Gas only Range Extender Mode Poll

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    There seems to be a fair amount of variance on gas mpg- thought this might be interesting.
  4. 2012 Volt no instant MPG display :(

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi All, Not sure if someone out there has wondered, why (at least the 2012) the Volt does not have an instant MPG display. I owned a Nissan Leaf previously and before that a Prius and those had instant MPG readout (Miles per KWh on the Leaf) the Volt seems to not have this, I know I can get the...
  5. Why only 40MPG on gas and on highway? Any hack to increase?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    his questions probably came up already, but I can't find the answer to it. I can't understand why my 2014 chevy volt can't get much higher than 40MPG on gas on highway. I would think that it should be easy to set (hack) the car so that the gas engine could slow down the decrease of the battery...
  6. Need City MPG of 40 or better to qualify for Excise Tax Exemption

    Buying, Leasing and Selling - Cadillac ELR
    Hoping somebody here can help me find this information. In order for the Washington, DC tax folks to determine whether the Cadillac ELR qualifies for a hybrid car excise tax exemption, they need documentation that it gets 40MPG or better in the city. I believe this is to avoid giving perks to...
  7. Real World MPG for Highway on Gas

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Current Situation: I currently own a 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid and I have gotten a lot of miles on it (135,000 and climbing) and my battery capacity is at 70% on the original battery. But I still get around 43mpg in city and when going on the highway without to much wind I get around 38mpg...
  8. BAD MPG

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I bought a CPO 2013 Volt, I have been running on strictly gas and havent been able to get over 30mpg city and over 35 on hwy. I purchased this one 1 week ago and I am very dissatisfied. Can anyone chime in on this? My 2012 volt used to get 37 easy and over 40 on the hwy
  9. New 2016: 71 mile range on first full charge (downhill).

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I got my 2016 Volt last Friday. So far I've only run out one full charge and got 71 miles with a 3 mile estimate showing. Of course, my home is 1250' higher in elevation than my final destination. I started with 50 or 51 miles showing on estimated electric range on my first full charge at...
  10. Realistic range and MPG for my trips and regen questions.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I'm thinking of getting either a 2015 or 2016 Volt. Most of driving distance is trips of about 100 miles. I live on a pretty high hill for the area (n. central Mass, 1300' elevation). Most of my trips will begin with a 6 mile steady down hill with a 1000' elevation drop with a few short mild...
  11. The Chevy Volt is still the most fuel-efficient car you can buy four years later

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable "98 MPGe" like a pure electric car? While critics...
  12. How to get the best MPG long distance

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I will be taking the Volt on a 500+ mile tour shortly. I am thinking some owners out there have already figured this out and can give me a heads up on best speed. If you are driving on a long trip and after the initial charge running completely on ICE with mostly interstate (55-65 mph) speeds ...
  13. Volt 67,000 miles with lifetime mpg of 33? Concerns

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I am thinking of buying a used Volt that used to be a company fleet vehicle. I am concerned with the fact that the lifetime mileage shows 33 which means it was mainly run only on Gas. It is a 2012 model. Can this kind of thing cause any issues to the battery long term. I just am concerned it did...
  14. 2 Days with my new Volt.... Can I get any more excited?!?!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    So yesterday I picked up my new 2014 Volt! I wasn't to happy that the dealership didn't give me a full charge was only at 30miles plus they didn't give me a full tank of gas it was only at 90% filled when I got home :( On the flip side when I made it home I still had 17 miles of electric left...
  15. 1 year with my Volt overall numbers

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Its been 1 year and the data is in, 13,232 total miles. 11,646 are EV miles. That will calculate to 283 MPG (47 gallons of gas) Best miles per tank = 3993.94 Best EV miles in 1 day = 90.28 Best miles without any gas =1202.9 I've consumed 3,300kWh of power @ 7 cents/kWh = $231 47 gallons of gas...
  16. Gas Only MPG

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    We just bought a brand new 2014 Volt and I'm having issues with the MPG we are getting. We have yet to have our home charge installed (it is on its way) so I'm running on gas only these days. I've only been through one tank of gas, and yes, it is cold outside, but I'm getting awful gas mileage...
  17. Here's How the Volt Gets 30 Miles Per Dollar....MrEnergyCzar Video

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Volt's electricity costs explained in simple terms. (The regular Prius gets about 13 MPD)... Tablets & Phones: MrEnergyCzar
  18. Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge’s First Winner Averages 356 MPGe

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Well here is the answer to the Prius Plug-in/Volt debate, Someone managed to average 356mpg in a plug-in Prius and it set a record and won some sort of Contest (I guess it would be hard to do with 11 mile range). How many average Volt drivers get this consistently or well beyond with out even...
  19. Excellent efficiency is possible even when it is not convenient to recharge.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    The numbers in the attached photo of my 2012 energy usage screen speak for themselves. However, additional details may be of interest to some. This was a one day round trip without recharge. There were periods of rain at both the start and end of the day. Temperature at the start of the...
  20. Today is my one year anniversary with my 2012 Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I started thinking today how happy I am with my Volt and realized that today is my one year anniversary! What I have found in the past year is that this car is not only fun to drive, quick, nice looking, but it is also an engineering marvel! I have had many cars from just about every German...