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I’ve been a lurker on this forum for years, but finally own a Volt of my own. It’s a CPO 2015, pearl with beige leather interior, premium trim, safety packages 1&2, Bose audio, Nav, backup camera and Polished wheels.

It’s the 3rd Plug-in car for me, but the 1st EV that I bought, instead of leasing. I started my EV experience in a Focus Electric, which I loved, since it was a perfect fit for my situation at the time. My next lease was a C-Max Energi, which served me well under different circumstances. For my current circumstances, the Volt splits the differences between those 2 cars and gives me the best features of each, in a single car :) I’m very comfortable with the Ford EV ecosystem, but new to the Gen1 Voltec, but learning rapidly :)

I already have a 30 amp L2 EVSE, from my Focus days, so I am enjoying 4 hour charge times and pre-conditioning without range loss. On my somewhat hilly commute, I am able to make my 32 mile round trip commute with 12-13 miles of range left on the guess-o-meter. My commute may bump up to 60 miles round trip soon, which was my main reason for resisting the urge to pick up an off-lease full electric. On nice days, I would have been fine, but a little weather, or a few errands would have created much range anxiety. There were a few i3 Rex cars locally with ACC that tempted me, but they were $8k more and I’m not sold on the hampered performance and limited extended range, not to mention the weird skinny tires :-|

I look forward to reviewing many historical posts with a new perspective since I am now more invested in the platform.

Chris W
 

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Gooble gobble, gooble gobble, one of us.
 

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The Volt is probably the best plug in around. Maybe the Honda Clarity can give it a run. Hard to beat the range and the fact it's just a very solid very normal car. If you forget that it's quick off the line, smooth, quiet, and rarely in need to gassing up, you forget it's an electric! LOL
 

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Congratz!! post a picture when you can. :)
I haven't had a chance to take any really nice pictures, but here's a couple that I stole from one of the ads for the car

volt1.jpg volt2.jpg

I suspect it looks a lot like most any other white volt with a beige interior :)
 

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Beautiful! With that interior, I'm surprised it didn't come with the white center stack!
When I was looking for mine, I never saw that color combination. If I had, I would have jumped at it!
 

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I think some people forget that the Volt with a electric charge and running on normal mode will never use the gas engine to increase power. You can floor the Volt and the gas engine, all the way to max speed, 99-101 MPH, will never start. I believe all the plug ins will not obtain max. speed without the gas engine assisting.

I believe all the other plug in electric vehicles will. This is what make the Volt ahead of the Plug In electric pack for pure 100% electric power.

If I'm not correct about his please let me know
 
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