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MY2018 Premier, Silver Ice Metalic, Driver Conv I and II, ACC
Build day was 9/25, arrived at dealer 9/29, signed all the paperwork on 9/30
And then, they realized it had not had the full dealer inspection. They only have one Volt mechanic, so the inspection happens today. The salesman will bring it to my place around 7 tonight!
 

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MY2018 Premier, Silver Ice Metalic, Driver Conv I and II, ACC
Build day was 9/25, arrived at dealer 9/29, signed all the paperwork on 9/30
And then, they realized it had not had the full dealer inspection. They only have one Volt mechanic, so the inspection happens today. The salesman will bring it to my place around 7 tonight!

Nice! Unless I'm mistaken, you may be the 1st to take delivery of a 2018 Volt to be posting here...
 

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Congrats. With 50+ miles of range you should be able to do most of your local driving on the battery. Agree that you may be the first to post about getting a 2018 MY delivered.
 

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Build day for my LT was 09/25 too! we are siblings!

However i'm not scheduled to get mine until around Oct 10th. Congrats.
 

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Voltstats has 14 new Volts as of today. Curiously they are labeled as 2019s!
 

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I really appreciated everything the dealer did to help me with the purchase. Making dinner for the two sales guys would have been a cruel thing to do to them.
When I started in on buying a Volt, there wasn't a dealer within 150 miles that had one, or was likely to ever have one, on the lot. So I had to quickly move on with ordering it directly from the factory. Found out today they actually have two Volt techs. Now to get going on winter tires for it (likely to be Michelin Ice) before things get too cold here.
Thanks for all the well wishes!
 

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I'm curious to know if GM has perhaps opened the window on the battery a little on the 2018 like they did the past Volt models. The current 16-17 Volt seem to get about 14 KWH out of the battery with a full charge, our last trip with our 2016 Volt was 14.2 KWH used. It would be nice to see what the 2018 Volt gets out of a full charge. It would be a piece of cake for GM to open the battery to 14.5 KWH of usable electricity per full charge if they choose to....
 

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I'm curious to know if GM has perhaps opened the window on the battery a little on the 2018 like they did the past Volt models. The current 16-17 Volt seem to get about 14 KWH out of the battery with a full charge, our last trip with our 2016 Volt was 14.2 KWH used. It would be nice to see what the 2018 Volt gets out of a full charge. It would be a piece of cake for GM to open the battery to 14.5 KWH of usable electricity per full charge if they choose to....
There's probably no reason they can't play with this number. As they get more experience with it they just have to balance how much battery to let people use, while still being able to warrant the thing for 8 years.
 

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There's probably no reason they can't play with this number. As they get more experience with it they just have to balance how much battery to let people use, while still being able to warrant the thing for 8 years.
The amount of battery they allow would vary with temperature if they start moving capacity up toward the ragged edge
 

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I'll be going on a long trip in ten days - will keep an eye on how much of the battery I am allowed to use.
 

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Congrats!! Sounds beautiful. Welcome to the club!
 

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I'm curious to know if GM has perhaps opened the window on the battery a little on the 2018 like they did the past Volt models. The current 16-17 Volt seem to get about 14 KWH out of the battery with a full charge, our last trip with our 2016 Volt was 14.2 KWH used. It would be nice to see what the 2018 Volt gets out of a full charge. It would be a piece of cake for GM to open the battery to 14.5 KWH of usable electricity per full charge if they choose to....
I've run my 2016 right up to 14.3-14.4 kWh on a number of occasions. Others have reported the same. Have not heard of anyone getting 14.5 in a Gen 2 yet. About 3 more kWh would help a lot on a couple of "stretch" trips I make somewhat regularly. In both cases I need to add charge at the destination to make the round trip without gas.
 
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