Interesting, 10.8 kWh "useable" isn't it pegged at 10.1 kWh now?
I look at it as an 8.5% increase in range (3/35) from a 4.8% increase in usable battery (.5/10.3). Still a little more than expected - maybe they tweaked something in one of the climate control cases?Cool.. I can see why they were a closed lip on the battery changes.. more reason to wait for a 2013..
A 10% increase in EV range (35-38) by a 3% increase in battery size (16 to 16.5).. hmm sounds like a good deal. maybe there is more to it..
I wonder if that is a software change that could be backdated to the 2011/12 Volts;
also, did they somehow squeeze another couple of mpg out of the CS engine?
Earlier blog/post on chevroletvoltage site:Other changes to the 2013 Chevrolet Volt include a "Hold Drive" button
Okay, next time I'll use a calculator or a slide rule.. I was just winging it..I look at it as an 8.5% increase in range (3/35) from a 4.8% increase in usable battery (.5/10.3). Still a little more than expected - maybe they tweaked something in one of the climate control cases?
I read the article wrong, fixed in OP.Where did you see an increase in CS mileage? The only place I saw 38 was as an EPA electric range (up from 35, due to the .5 kWh increase in total and usable capacity from the new cells.) The article didn't mention gas at all that I saw...
I think it's more likely that they will keep the current APR and lease incentives for old inventory, but reduce them or eliminate them for MY 2013.Makes me wonder if Chevy will do a $2K allowance for GM card users to clear out 2012 and 2011 inventory going into summer. I'd bet a lot of people will wait on 2013 once they hear the details of the changes (hold mode, nav tech changes and slight increase in battery tech are nice to haves and worth at least $1K in "I'll wait" value).