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  1. Driving a Volt and a Prius back-toback: Comments from a Prius test drive

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My wife's 14 year old car died, it ate the timing belt ( actually the belt is fine, the exhaust cam sprocket failed), so it likely has some bent valves. This forces the issue - some time with it apart in my driveway, or another car sooner than the gen2 arrives. We'd been planning on driving...
  2. 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...
  3. Please caption this pic...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    These cars were parked within 200 yards of eachother. This was about 3 miles from our house in SoCal. I believe one of the silver Prius in back was mine 19 days ago. :cool:
  4. Just want to drive for fun again! 18 days now with the 2013 Volt! [w/pics]

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    WoW. Great community here! Long story short, my first electric car was a "Gemcar" back in 2003. Driving it felt like I was outside the oil matrix and quite thrilling. Even with a top speed of 30mph and 30 mile range. Lol. Years later, from a 2011 Prius to the 2013 Volt! The Volt so...
  5. Just had EVExtend back-up power wire kit installed...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Now I can run my Xantrex inverter up to a 2KW surge. This will run my fridge and pellet stove. How is this Prius back-up power kit below different than the Volt's wire kit? Would the Prius engine run more frequently than the Volts 6 minutes per hour? Why is the Prius inverter gigantic...
  6. Man Powers House with Prius in New Jersey...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    He claims only 5 gallons in 3 days.... What would the Volt use? MrEnergyCzar
  7. Article: Good PR for Volt, Bad for Plug-In Prius

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    . Here's an article that puts the Volt in a good light, but really doesn't do the Prius any favors. .
  8. Volt vs Prius - First 22 Months of Sales

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    UPDATED WITH OCT 2012 SALES NUMBERS. I've seen it mentioned how the Volt is doing versus the Prius during the same period, but I never saw the numbers. So I've compiled them. The data is in the attached spreadsheet, along with the links to the source data. These are USA sales specific. I show...
  9. LA Times: Plug-in hybrid sales soar; all-electric cars stay in low gear

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Below is link to a Los Angeles Times article from July 21, 2012 and here is some selected text: "But sales of plug-in hybrids — vehicles that can travel some miles on battery power before a traditional gasoline engine kicks in — are soaring. "Thanks to a resurgent Chevrolet Volt and Toyota's...
  10. 46.5 MPG using Volt gas engine

    Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    I am getting 46.5 MPG on gas, not 37 MPG. That's a pretty huge (25%) difference! I had one of those infrequent, long drives yesterday. Destination was 52 miles away, mostly expressway driving at 55 MPH in D with cruise on (I use cruise as much as possible). The battery delivered 50 miles and...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hello all ! I finally got the Prius line sales numbers in the province of Quebec from a Toyota contact. Just to remind you that last May, 119 VOLTS were sold in Quebec (per capita, thats 3 times more than the USA and 5 times more than the rest of Canada). In Quebec, the 3 Prius (Original...
  12. May 2012 alt-fuel sales led by Prius sales jump, Volt gains

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Saw this article on Autblog Green and wanted to share.
  13. GM doesn't [does] care about Volt Customers

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    **** UPDATE: ISSUE WAS RESOLVED AMICABLY WITH THE HELP OF VOLT ADVISERS. I TAKE BACK THE ABOVE SUBJECT LINE :) **** Really feel left out in the cold on this one: I put a deposit down on a CA low emissions Volt through my dealer Feb 24. Meanwhile, I'm renting a car (assured of no more than a...
  14. 107-MPGe Prius Plug-in Hybrid to debut next month

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As its launch date approaches, both verifiable and speculative reports are circulating about the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Among them are that it is expected to return a standard-Prius-beating 107 MPGe, cut CO2 emissions from 89 g/km to 49 g/km, and will debut September 13 at the Frankfurt...
  15. Volt Battery Charging in extreme cold weather

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I was just talking to someone who is driving one of the test a plug-in Priuses. He has had it about a week. Apparently he was adivsed that if the temperature was below zero not to charge the battery and if the temp was -20F do not drive the vehicle at all. Why? Is this bad for the battery or...
  16. Chevy Volt, Prius, VW Jetta TDI Compared. Volt Wins. Mostly.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    "There have been several cars that have attempted to beat the Prius at its own game over the past few years, all with varying levels of success. After a week with Chevrolet’s long-in-waiting Volt though, we think we’ve found a car that not just beats the Prius at its own game, but completely...
  17. Chevy Volt Exceeding Expectations, Luring Prius Owners, Bashed by Mazda

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The Volt is changing consumer perception of electric cars, describing the car as “fun to drive” in direct opposition with Mazda’s campaign to paint electric vehicles as the ultimate buzzkill. 90% of Volt owners are new to GM, many trading in a Toyota Prius...
  18. Volt Review Upsets Prius Owners

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Why do Prius owners feel the need to attack the Volt?
  19. Compare Actual Purchase Cost Volt Vs Prius

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have been reading about how less expensive a Prius is compared to a Volt. But what struck me is that they always picked the cheapest Prius vs the Volt which comes pretty much maxed out with only a few actual options. So what I found on the Toyota web site is this. If you install all the...