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  1. New owner of 2013 Volt. Any pointers for the new guy?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, I just purchased a used 2013 Volt for my commuter car. I drive approx 46 miles each way to work. About 32 highway, and 14 city. I live in mild climate, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm overwhelmed by the different ways people drive these cars and was hoping someone could give me some...
  2. New Volt 250lbs lighter than Gen1

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hello! I have read that many components are now lighter: Electric motor-generator, ICE, Battery, ... And there is a new platform. Anyone knows the difference between volt 1 and 2 (total weight). Also, I read (on this board) that it uses up to 13.8kwh before the ICE kicks in, compared to 10.5...
  3. 2014 Volt-different charge time and range estimation from my 2012!

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    SO, I've had my 2014 for a month now, have around 1000 miles and have figured out most of the differences from my 2012. Two things puzzle me: 1) Charge completion time actual performance. I have the car set up to start charging when it needs to to be ready to go at 6:45 AM. In my 2012, it would...
  4. Best Range

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have had my 2013 for 13 months now, so I have been through one winter here in Toronto. When I got the car in September 2012, the best range I saw in the morning on the car was 87km (54 miles). Of course, when the cold weather arrived, I got much less. The lowest was 50km (31 miles) in the...
  5. BMW's electric car range predictions seem optimistic

    This, over at The Detroit News:|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p Contrary to the "nay-sayers", battery tech seems to be advancing 'just fine' from where I sit (in my Volt, etc.)