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After finding out that I can push 186.8 miles per charge on a single day, I unintentionally pushed my personal record of EV miles driven in a single day from number 15 to number 5 spot in VoltStats.Net. In fact I actually drove 375 electric miles on my 24-hour period to have been in number 2 spot, but then I didn't do it for the record, so I didn't plan on synching with the cutoff time of OnStar and VoltStats, so my mileage suffered the cut-off time. I started at 6:00 am and ended my errands at 12:20 AM the following day to run a total of 375 electric miles. The cut-off for that time started at 12:08 am and ended up at 12:08 am the following today, and I logged only 350.9 miles. If I had started at the cut-off time, I would have gotten at least another 65 miles from the previous day's full charge at normal speed. Take note that I only recharged twice that day, and three times if you count the full charge the day before.

I don't know why I have this bug to push my record further? So some plans are now brewing, the crazy me...

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Because a challenge accepted and beat is fun. Well done.
 

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My HOF score would have been better if my Continuous Miles Without Gas have been higher. The major problem preventing me to achieve a higher score in this category is that with 2017 Chevy Volt, whenever there is a software or firmware update done by our dealer, they'll have to run all the tests, including the gas engine tests, and it resets my Miles Without Gas score down to zero! Otherwise, I would have already ranked #3 in that category.
 

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So assuming you charged 5 times, you're getting about 70 miles / charge, correct? Daaaaang. You're giving Ari_c a run for the money.
 

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I probably don't understand how this works? How can you drive and charge in the same 24 hour period? To charge 5 times is more than 24 hours and then driving 375 miles is another 5-6 hours? Is there an explanation of how this is done somewhere. It is interesting.
 

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I probably don't understand how this works? How can you drive and charge in the same 24 hour period? To charge 5 times is more than 24 hours and then driving 375 miles is another 5-6 hours? Is there an explanation of how this is done somewhere. It is interesting.
I only recharged twice that "day", three times if you include the day before. In the 24 hour period, you start with a full charge from the previous day, so you have a full charge to start with. You begin your run, then recharge and repeat until after the 24 hours is up. But there is a caveat. The starting time to log the miles and end it depends upon OnStar and VoltStat servers collecting the data. It is highly highly variable. They read the Volt's metrics two times a day. For the midnight readout, sometimes they start early, as early as 11:00 PM, and sometimes late at 1:30 AM. Most of the time it is around at about 12:05-12:10 AM. So it is hard when to really start and end your record run. But you have a full charge when you start the countdown.

It only took me 4.5 hours to fully charge a 2017 Volt from empty at the charging stations.

Remember that I got a full charge and my first run is 187 miles (part uphill and mostly downhill) from a foothill charging station. If you remember some of my early posts here, I've been scouting for a charging station with uphill and downhill access to backroads and I found it and did my personal record trials.
 

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I used to calculate that 312 miles was the theoretical upper limit 24 hour VoltStat run on a flat terrain for my Volt.

I normally get 65 miles per full charge when traveling at 55 mph during the spring time. And charging is often between 4 hrs 15 minutes to 4 hrs 30 minutes from a nearly depleted battery, depending really on what was left in the pack as estimates are only shown for miles remaining. I would start with a full charge from the day before, so all in all, I would spend a total of 5.7 hours traveling and 18.3 hours recharging for that 24 hour period (with a not-counted time of fully charging from the day before).

Now with my uphill and downhill run from a foothill recharging station, it is hard to calculate the new limit, but was exited to get 186 miles on the first run by going uphill then downhill the rest of the way to another charging station. I estimate, that the new limit for this case would be close to at least 440 miles if I planned it carefully, taking note of predicted temperature, windspeed and direction.
 

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Also note that I don't fully charge the battery. I stop recharging and run after 4 hours then recharge when I get 2 miles remaining and I should be within ear shot of the charging station. If you wait until fully charge, the last 15 to 30 minutes would be wasting time and not much additional miles.
 
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