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  1. Suggested Improvements to the Volt's Power Flow screen

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I bought a pre-owned 2015 Volt Base with 18,400 miles on it three weeks ago, and I like it very much. At first, I was fascinated by the Power Flow screen, and I kept it on all the time I was driving. However, my enthusiasm for the Power Flow display lasted only about two days. It provides a...
  2. Loss of Propulsion pwer shirft to park while in the fast lane on a highway!

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Driving to Charleston yesterday with my family inn the car, in the fast lane on the highway with a semi behind us and cars all around. Car starts making warning bell sounds, loses power and is telling u to shift into park.....very scary. Thank god we were able to pull over but NOT in a good...
  3. Drive over 110V charger power cord?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey all-- I live with a friend who takes the interior garage space with his car (his house :p), so I park outside and hence have to use the portable 110V charger. However, the way the garage is setup relative to the outside plug, the cord to the 110V charger crosses the driveway to get to my...
  4. NEW! Volt Quick Tips (video collection)

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    2013-10-24 06:09 UPDATE: I added another video (see end of message) titled, "Start Vehicle with Low Key Fob Battery" ______________ Hi all, I have started a Volt Quick Tips video collection. These free videos are for all owners/drivers, as well as for potential owners/drivers. Each episode...
  5. Metered Charging Stations?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I live in a condo and want to install a dedicated charging station for just my parking stall. Is there a way to meter my usage so I can reimburse the HOA since it would have to tap a shared electrical source? Bonus question: Any recommended installers in Los Angeles area?
  6. Adding a Chevy Volt to a Solar-Powered Home

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    "After a full year of using solar electricity in our home, my family took the next step over the holiday weekend and bought a plug-in electric vehicle. While running errands, we passed a local dealer to test-drive the only 2013 Chevrolet Volt (GM) on the lot and ended up driving it home a few...
  7. Could only give a 7 (of 10) on JD Power Survey

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I took the JD Power survey last night and didn't feel right to give it a rating of more than a 7 out of 10. I wanted to rate it higher--I really did. I love my Volt and think it is the most technologically advanced car on the market (power train-wise). However, the ongoing software problems...
  8. Problem with SPX Power Xpress

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I have had my SPX Power Xpress for approximately 1 1/2 weeks. I had it professionally installed on its own 30 amp breaker. Up to today, it worked flawlessly. When I plugged in tonight, the charge light in the car turned yellow then went out completely. When I looked at the charger, the power...
  9. To Blink or Not

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know this topic has been covered in different ways in different threads and I apologize in advance if it covers well-worn territory. Trying to decide on whether to proceed with the installation of a blink system (220 power) thru SPX. Actually I think their quote is pretty reasonable - $800...
  10. Dragster Mode

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I don't know if this is technically possible, but let's say that I don't care about mileage and just want MAXIMUM juice to the motor for some really nasty torque. Sport mode is really good, and I can say usually leaves every one else behind at the red light. But could we get more? :confused:
  11. Household Charging Circuit kWh Monitoring

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I tried searching for this information but couldn't find it... I am going to install a receptacle in my garage for my 240v charger and was wondering what people suggest for monitoring the energy usage on the circuit. I want to be able to separate this usage from the total household electric...
  12. Running just HVAC without radio?

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Hello everyone, Pardon my ignorance as I have only had limited time to play with a demo Volt... Still waiting for my Volt's arrival. And the Chevy site's 2012 Volt owners manual link is not pulling up the correct doc as of 4pm CDT. One thing I noticed when playing with the Volt was that if I...
  13. Where is the solar roof?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    There are multiple threads dating back years on solar panels, SOTS, solar power chargers, etc. I am just wondering if there have been any recent developments, mods or aftermarket add-ons that would allow the Volt to soak up some of that sun power. It seems like everyone who checks out my car...
  14. Tornadoes knock out electric power plants, Volt's still move.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I heard on the radio that power plants have been knocked offline by the recent storms. I imagine this would create a problem for full BEV's like a Leaf, Tesla, etc. You want to be able to get around after an storm situation like that. Volt's obviously can keep running on gas. I never thought of...