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  1. A future upgrade for Gen 1. Super-capacitors and Graphene batteries

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Supercapacitors deliver quick bursts of energy during peak power demands and then quickly store energy and capture excess power that's otherwise lost. In the example of an electric car, a supercapacitor can provide needed power for acceleration, while a battery provides range and recharges the...
  2. Upgrade to Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I got my GM Gentex 13581081 Auto-Dimming mirror in the mail yesterday, and had a lot of fun retrofitting it to my base model 2013 Volt. I can do a full writeup if it's warranted, but I'm not completely done yet. What I have been able to accomplish: Ignition Switched 12v power Connection to...
  3. Future battery replacement / upgrade?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    With the continuous improvements in e-vehicle battery research & development, I hope that when the time comes when I must replace the battery in my 2017 Gen-2 Volt that it will be a battery upgrade, enabling a longer range and faster chargeability.
  4. LED brake light upgrade: slow motion video comparison

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Inspired by forum members Teksavy and Milivolt I did LED brake light upgrade mentioned here: Obviously LEDs have many benefits—I upgraded all of a home lighting to LED bulbs a few years ago—but I...
  5. 2014 Volt with 20" Wheel and Tire Package

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I searched for a while for a 20" package that could be applied to the Volt and not add a ton of weight. Most of the lighter wheels were designed to be used on race cars and were therefore not as visually appealing as I'd prefer. The other custom wheels that kept the weight low were usually...
  6. Any tips on upgrading the HD for the nav/music system?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    My friend back east sent me a few new original chevy volt compatible 100GB hard drives. He wants me to format and set it up so he can put it back into his fleet of chevy volts and store more music etc. I found the download but oddly the one that says us/canada has just two text files about...
  7. Aftermarket leather seats

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was reading a thread that suggested Katzkin, or perhaps finding salvage leather seats as an upgrade to the cloth seats. Has anyone done this and felt it was worthwhile. Likewise, does anyone know if the previous model year seats for sure fit in the 2014? I just bought a 2014 Volt with the...
  8. My Volt's been updated with new NAV RADIO software

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My 2013 Volt has just been updated with the most recent software. Some of which isn't even released to the general public just yet. When my dealer was stumped on my issues 1-5 (see below), they contacted the system engineers in Detriot and the engineers decided to have my dealer download a...
  9. Tipping point for GM VOLT

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    First, GM did a good job in designing the Volt. Exterior design is well thought out, attractive and a neck snapper. Interior is ok, not sold on their design. The Cruze, which I drove in Australia, has a better seat, in fact it was excellent, cushy and it hugs your body well. The panels and...
  10. Best $20 upgrade for the Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was tired of the finger smudges all over the screen so I stopped at the local mall and went to the Ghost Armor booth and asked them if I could purchase a 7" tablet screen protector that I would custom cut to fit my screen in the Volt. I have used their product on all my phones in the past and...
  11. Upgrading Volt sound system to audiophile quality

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Hi All, I love my Volt, except for the Bose sound system, which I find to be crap. I want to upgrade it. I am looking for information on how to do that - there is a 12volt battery in the trunk area that I believe the sound system runs off of. Can I connect a better/more powerful amp to it...