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  1. Vibration on Regen / uneducated dealer?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Hello - I have a 17' Volt Premier with about 50,000 km on it. Fantastic trouble free car so far till this issue! Last year when coming off the freeway, using the regen paddle to slow, I could feel a shimmy/vibration seeming to come from the right front of the vehicle. It felt like a warped...
  2. Regen brake lights

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Tried to search here, but didn't find anything. I finally had someone behind me that I could call and have them observe my brake lights. In short, paddle regen activates the brake lights, but "L" regen activates brake lights, also? I was surprised that L would do this. Are brake lights tied...
  3. Bolt EV Regen in "D" vs. "L" modes

    Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    I'm interested to find out how well regen performs using the brake pedal in "D" mode vs. using "L" mode with no pedal. We know that the Bolt will do regen with the brake pedal, but is it as much as you can get in "L" mode? So if there are any Bolt EV owners out there who are willing to check...
  4. Strange things happened on the way home

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    It's cold in Northwest Indiana this time of year and with that comes reduced battery miles, which I've grown used to after 3 years of driving the volt. In the winter cold I typically see 28 miles on a full charge. The other day it was cold and I used the remote start to warm things up a bit. The...
  5. Realistic range and MPG for my trips and regen questions.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I'm thinking of getting either a 2015 or 2016 Volt. Most of driving distance is trips of about 100 miles. I live on a pretty high hill for the area (n. central Mass, 1300' elevation). Most of my trips will begin with a 6 mile steady down hill with a 1000' elevation drop with a few short mild...
  6. Ten Things I like better in the Spark EV than the Volt. And one thing I really miss.

    Cheers and Jeers - Spark EV
    The Electric range...Getting 100 miles consistently vs the 40 to 50 electric miles per charge from the Volt. The acceleration.of the Spark EV..0 to 60 in 7.6 sec. The regen....The regen readout in KW is great...lets you see what kind of regen you get in L and D The SAE combo DC fast charger Now...
  7. Abnormal day, new issue?

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    Drove all over, made it to work with 3 miles remaining, charged with the 110 EVSE charger. Got out of work, had 43 mile range (normally 33 in this Wisconsin cold) and when I started driving, found I had no regen until I got on the highway. Range dropped somewhere in the first 2-3 miles from the...
  8. Regen / Accel whining noise?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I have a really loud (louder than the radio volume I had set) whining noise when I regen to a stop, but it also whines when I accelerate, just not as loud. If I did the video link correctly, it is above, if not search youtube for f16bmathis Hey, anyone else think we should have a Volt...
  9. Battery Regenerative Values

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    What's the most that regeneration can produce? Here I am at 34 kw (see image below). I think I've seen mine as high as 37, but haven't captured that image yet.
  10. Improving the Power Flow Display

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    The Power Flow Display shows the direction of flow but not the intensity (amount), so as you vary the accelerator you can't tell when you're approaching the switchover point between discharge and regen. In the old Honda Insight the main display (your eyes can stay on the road as you view it)...
  11. What happens when the battery is full but you're decelerating in low?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've been watching a number of things going on with the Volt 'behind the scenes' with my nifty DashDAQ. Jetjock gets the honors for finding it first and he and Rusty get the honors for blazing the trail. There so much to discover that I'm overwhelmed with data but it's been fun. I live on a...