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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    He claims only 5 gallons in 3 days.... What would the Volt use? http://cleantechnica.com/2012/11/10/man-lights-house-with-toyota-prius/ MrEnergyCzar
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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...
  11. 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. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Saw this article on Autblog Green and wanted to share. http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/05/may-2012-alt-fuel-sales-led-by-prius-sales-jump-volt-gains/
  13. 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. 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. 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 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 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. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Why do Prius owners feel the need to attack the Volt? http://www.geekologie.com/2011/04/jealous-prius-is-jealous-chevy.php
  19. 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...
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