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  1. Nice Mr. EnergyCzar article on HybridCARS blog

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Nicely done article posted today about Mr. EnergyCzar and his one year old Volt on HybridCARS.com. Keep up the good work, Mister! http://www.hybridcars.com/news/one-year-chevy-volt-review-video-55167.html
  2. Sobering oil shale production article...

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    Of course this will bode well for the Volt in due time.... http://energybulletin.net/stories/2012-03-21/peak-oil-crisis-parsing-bakken MrEnergyCzar
  3. Accessory Loads on Range...

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Call me crazy but It seems I use about .2 KWH less for my 15 mile commute to work if I don't use the radio and have the lights shut during the daytime. I've replicated it several times. I know with lights and radio on if it's 50 F out in the morning I'll use 2.8 KWH for 15 miles and if it's 60...
  4. Power outages another EV weakness...

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Forget the EV's range anxiety, the car is rendered useless during these more frequent power outages in the east. What do people do if the Leaf is their only car and they have no power for a week? MrEnergyCzar
  5. Volt Charged Back-Up Battery...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    During the long power outage in the East I started charging my 1,500 watt portable battery using the DC outlet in the Volt. Does anyone know if you could use all three 12v outlets in the Volt at once to charge back-up batteries? Also, has someone put a DC to AC inverter in the Volt's 12v...
  6. Made the 50 mile club...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    During my third week I hit 50 miles of EV range. I think if you put it in drive on long downhills it appears to improve range versus having it in low and slightly pedaling it. Any thoughts? MrEnergyCzar
  7. My Volt's Vehicle Graphic Images....

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I got these put on right after I got the Volt. I also attached my Volt test drive video for those that missed it yesterday. MrEnergyCzar
  8. My 2012 Chevy Volt test drive video.....

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    In 2 weeks I drove 800 miles using exactly 1 gallon. Most everything I said in this video was from memory from what I learned from this forum. Let me know what you think and please share with others if worthy enough. http://youtu.be/jbjtKbWZ67w Thanks, MrEnergyCzar
  9. 12 day Volt update.....

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've had the Volt for 12 days and drove 700 miles on one gallon. I only have a charger at home but the charger at work is finally going in. I made 48 EV mile range once. Is there a 50 mile EV club? Someone could get 80 miles if they had access to a mountain decent road that took the long...
  10. Video of my home charger set-up....

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    The SPX charger was $500 plus $500 for a non-spx affiliated electrican to install the sub-panel and charger. No issues. http://youtu.be/cytL4UthasQ
  11. What if electric cars are not ‘the future?’

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    We interrupt our regularly scheduled program here at GM/EV central to bring some disconcerting news: we just learned the electrification of transportation could be a wasted exercise because America will have all the petroleum it needs, and oil prices will decline because they always do. Since...
  12. Volt Final Big Step Weaning Off Oil......

    Totally Off-Topic
    It's been several years now converting my home to a net-zero solar home to the point of having a surplus of electricity on an annual basis to power my Volt. I should get about 5,000 miles of electric fuel each year with this annual surplus. It's hard to believe I'll actually have the Volt this...
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