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I got 69.2 two days ago. I have a lead foot; if I had driven more conservatively I'm sure I could have gotten over 70. But that's no fun!
 

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I was aiming for 100 mile per charge but this was a cold morning. Downhill elevation change of 1,000 feet then stop & go traffic. Maybe one of these days, I'll find a higher spot, and coast down to get my 100 mile per full charge...

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That's a high MPGcs you've got on that trip!
81 *F will do that! I've gotten close to 49 MPG when it was about 40-45 *F outside...it climbs pretty steep when it gets warmer outside.
 

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Besy I've done is 72miles ev
 

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On a Gen 1 no less! How'd you do that? Mostly downhill?
Actually I checked and I went 800ft uphill, I can do basically the same on the way back though I usually do a little worse downhill go figure
 

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treat your volt just like a lady..be gentle & slow down...she doesn't like it rough & fast then she will reach a big O max.
 

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Are there any special tactics you employ to reach that number? I'm only in the low 50s...
Remember the full charge range estimates are based on how you drive, not how far you drive.

And thus the importance of the distinction between the pre-drive full-charge estimated ev range and the post-drive energy display screen showing the actual distance driven and kWh Used.

It’s a nice feeling to see you’ve actually driven 64.8 miles using 14.1 kWh of power (which converts to 4.6 miles/kWh).

Someone who normally drives their Gen 2 Volt only 20 miles a day, on slower roads with more level terrain, might be able to drive at an even better mileage rate of 5.2 miles/kWh. Their morning full-charge estimated range might well show 73 ev miles! Will, however, the additional driving conditions they encounter while driving far enough to deplete the battery challenge their ability to maintain their 5.2 miles/kWh mileage rate?

The potential can be misleading. The accomplishment is far more satisfying.
 

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Lol, I haven't even hit 1,000 km and the weather is cold here (42F or 6C) and I'm getting 77 km range and it's mostly rural roads (47.8 miles). It's been raining and windy here lately too.

Temperature, and terrain are my biggest killers (terrain being my worst at -3.8 or as high as -2.5, lots of hills). Temp is -2.0 to -0.3. Technique is anywhere from +4.0 to +4.8. Climate Control is 0 since I almost never use it.

When it was warm and sunny later on this afternoon from my drive, my range was starting to catch up a bit. I've babied my gas pedal and started braking earlier, and not much has helped, so I'm just blaming it on environment at this point. Hoping it gets better!
 

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I got 38 miles out of mine doing 72 mph against a headwind with the AC on. It was 97 deg F outside.

PS This is why I decided against getting the Bolt to make my 185-mile each way commute each week.
 

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I got an actual 74 EV miles traveled on my 2017 a couple weeks ago when temps spike to the high 80s. I've gotten low 70s many times, but I think 74 is my best.
 

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This is exactly the thread I was looking for.

My 2017 Premier is a month old. I have an annoying 30-something mile commute in the San Francisco bay area, which means lots of stop-and-go driving. When I got to work today, after last the car reported 41.7 miles in 9.3 kWh and claimed it had 23 mile of range left. I habitually kick it into Hold Mode when I'm driving at actual freeway speed. (It also reported 24.9 miles in 0.53 gallons of gas.)

I was sort of boggled by this, but it sounds like driving style plus ambient temperature can do much better than the rated 53-mile range.
 

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We have over 25,000 miles on our 2016 Volt Premier. Current electric range is running at 60 miles or so. In mid summer it was closer to 65 miles. MPG's just on the gas engine is also high, well above the 42 mpg EPA figure, voltstats.net lifetime gas mpg is over 46 mpg. Several trips this year mpg's just on gas were over 50 mpg, Prius territory, and we have also a 2010 Prius for comparision.
 

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Have now had our Volt about 4 weeks. Averaging 115km range (71 miles), but it is summer and we've been babying it a bit. Cooler weather is upon us and now down to about 105k (65 miles) but I expect that to drop even further soon with colder temperatures and wanting to actually drive it rather than watching statistics ;-)
 
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