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  1. 3800-Mile Road Trip in new Volt

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I bought a 2017 Volt in early July, put about 700 miles on it making sure to use the ICE, then hit the road on August 11 for what turned out to be a 3858.9-mile trip from Los Angeles CA to Northern California, Idaho, Yellowstone, Casper WY, Alliance NE (for the total solar eclipse), Denver CO...
  2. Road Trip?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I bought my '13 Volt two months ago and I've put about 2,000 miles on it with less than 9 gallons of gas. I would like to take a longer trip, maybe Yellowstone (258 miles) or Boulder,CO (550 miles). I've got other cars, and a motor cycle. I'm wondering how the trip would go. Here are my...
  3. Prospective Volt Owner seeks some HONEST feedback about the Volt!!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My fellow gearheads! I've been seriously contemplating buying a Volt, and I am looking for honest feedback, good, bad or indifferent. I owned a Toyota Prius from 2007 to 2013, enjoyed 100,000 miles of trouble free driving, ultimately purchased a 2013 BMW 335is while living overseas in...
  4. How to get the best MPG long distance

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I will be taking the Volt on a 500+ mile tour shortly. I am thinking some owners out there have already figured this out and can give me a heads up on best speed. If you are driving on a long trip and after the initial charge running completely on ICE with mostly interstate (55-65 mph) speeds ...
  5. 180 Drive - When to use EV Mode? (Elevation thoughts...)

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello everyone, I'm new here - we just got a 2014 Volt! Tonight we are planning on driving from Portland to Bend Oregon for a weekend of skiing. I calculated the cost of driving our Volt vs driving our Tacoma. It was $25 vs $97 for the roundtrip, including two drives from Sunriver -> Mt...
  6. First Road Trip-Wow!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Well, today we took our first trip in the Volt to our vacation home in the mountains. Our place is at 5000 feet in the Sierras and it's a bit over 200 miles here. All I can say is wow, this thing is even better on a long trip than it has been around town the last couple of months. It had no...
  7. Road trip question

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi everyone - taking the Volt on a road trip, about 500 miles each way. Should be able to do at least some limited charging when we get to our destination, but obviously not much on the road (might hit a Cracker Barrel though). What's the best strategy for maximizing fuel economy - should I...