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  1. Paying for Electricity Away from Home

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    My very occasional drive from home into the Big City is about 40 miles, or just about the range of my 2015 Volt. Is there a quick rule of thumb that can tell me whether it is more cost effective to pay to charge rather than using gas on my way home? I just got my Volt and haven't used a public...
  2. Public Charging Etiquette?

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    I drove a 2012 Leaf for three years, until last week when I purchased a 2015 Volt. On more than one occasion while driving the Leaf, I found public chargers occupied by Volts. Of course, I never begrudged Volt owners charging their cars-- the Volt is an EV too, after all-- but particularly when...
  3. Need more public/private charging stations

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I just got the Volt about a week ago and loving it. My long roundtrip commute requires charging the VOLT twice because I need 80 miles+. I'm waiting for my charging unit at home (Bosch vs. clippercreek) because 12 hours of charge only gives me about 31 miles. My biggest gripe is that my...
  4. Now This Is How To Mark A Public Charging Station

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I had to drive into Georgetown this evening to pick up cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake. It's amazing, they bake those cupcakes in Sterling, VA and I work in Sterling. Yet they will not deliver there and I cannot pick them up. So, I have to drive in and pick them up for a baby shower my wife...
  5. New Blink Chargers Installed at Work : Nobody's using them

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Where I work, the facilities plant had installed a few spots 120VAC plugs with signs saying "for EV charging only". They were generally all taken up by the time I got there: e.g. nearly 100% utilization rate. Recently, they "upgraded" : there are now twice as many spots, each with a Blink...
  6. Special Electric Rate Needed for Public Chargers

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    It will cost me about $.37 per kWh to charge my Volt at work. This is much more expensive than driving on gas. It is unacceptable. PG&E should charge less for power consumed by public chargers so that the owner of the charger can lower the price charged to me. My two way commute is 54...
  7. Charger "Hogs"

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've been combing through the threads to see if this topic has been covered. I see how so many (admirably) have been concerned with public charging protocol when it comes to their own vehicles. Also the discussions concerning being "ICEd" from charge spaces. My question is how do you handle...
  8. I just had to vent...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    There are 11 new (and free) public EV charging stations around town here. That's the good news; the bad news is that all too often they're occupied by ICE vehicles. I'm guessing it's because the spaces are closest to to the business these drivers want to frequent, but the spaces are clearly...
  9. What's your car charging experience been like? Help out a MIT design team.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey everyone, Firstly, it's great to see such a lively and enthusiastic forum of Volt owners. Secondly, let me introduce myself, or ourselves, we're a team of MIT, Sloan Business school and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) students. We're looking broadly looking at improving the car...
  10. Vandals

    Totally Off-Topic
    I have been seeking out the local public charging stations. This morning I tried one at the town hall that had a cursor displayed, but no text. No response to swiping a credit card. Next I drove to one that was at a park. That one had a smashed display. It looked like someone had taken a...
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