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Hello!

Last night, after running some errands in a nearby city, I had about 4 EV miles left. I was saving those miles up for once I arrive in my hometown, so I was in hold mode. I stopped at a gas station to grab a pop before I got onto the interstate. When I turned my Volt on, it started up into REX mode and my previous EV miles were completely missing.

This isn't a huge deal, but I was a bit surprised to see that the Volt will just steal some EV range behind your back. Has anyone else experienced this?
 

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Yup. Mine happens when I'm at work. I'm assuming it's a recalculation of predicted range based on your last trip.


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As I'm nearing the end of my range, it's better to leave the car running (when I hop out to get mail from the PO Box) rather than park and restart.

I've seen the opposite happen too. In the winter, I would drive in hold mode to heat the cabin on the highway stretch of my commute, then when I hit city traffic, I would switch to normal. I've been able to drive 6-9 miles without the guessometer losing a mile at all.
 

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I know that 2013s had a software issue at one point after an update. Not sure if the 2014s had it or not. If it is still under warranty, perhaps you could have it checked out. Have a soda-pop while you wait.
 

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This is normal behavior, leave at least 5 miles or about 1kwhr in the battery or else you convert your remaining range into battery buffer
 

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I know that 2013s had a software issue at one point after an update. Not sure if the 2014s had it or not. If it is still under warranty, perhaps you could have it checked out. Have a soda-pop while you wait.
No, taking it to the dealer is a waste of time. This is normal behavior, we've all seen it.
 

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LLninja is right--"Normal" (but frustrating) behavior. I've found anything less than 5 miles is a crapshoot whether it will be there or not after restarting the car. 6 is safest. I'll sometimes purposely put it in HOLD around 6 miles remaining (because sometimes you'll lose a mile before the engine warms up), if I'll be stopped somewhere for longer than a few minutes. Leaving the car on is another option, but not always practical or desirable.
 

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I drove 10 miles the other day and range only went down 8 ; so I have 2 of your miles

And Thank you
 

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I drove 10 miles the other day and range only went down 8 ; so I have 2 of your miles

And Thank you
If only that were possible, I'd steal some of those magic miles from Ari_c who seems to be able to stretch them indefinitely. Imagine the horro on his face when he has to actually drive an ICE mile.
 

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I'm afflicted with this's disease it's called EV ENVY. I jump through hoops to avoid driving on gas. I have taken TWO STEPS in the treatment though, first I admit the problem and second I don't look for ANY charging away from home nor do I feel cheated when I can't find that Unicorn charger directly in front of the business/destination I'm frequenting.

I have to keep reminding myself It's Not a Tesla, It's Not a Tesla........
 

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I'm afflicted with this's disease it's called EV ENVY. I jump through hoops to avoid driving on gas. I have taken TWO STEPS in the treatment though, first I admit the problem and second I don't look for ANY charging away from home nor do I feel cheated when I can't find that Unicorn charger directly in front of the business/destination I'm frequenting.

I have to keep reminding myself It's Not a Tesla, It's Not a Tesla........
There's nothing wrong with taking advantage of the Volt's EV mode. I charged up the other day when I was out of town. It saved me from having to fill up with dino juice, it was free too! I'll be going on a vacation soon and I'm looking for hotels with EV chargers. Electric counts for 30-50 miles of the Volts range, so it's still important.
 

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"Pop" is what those in the middle of the US call a soft drink. ie. soda in other places.

I am from Oklahoma, thus am fluent in the regional colloquialisms.
Pop is also sometimes referred to as Soda-Pop. In many places the name Coke is used as a generic for soda. However, Coke spent millions as did Xerox and Kleenex to keep folks from using their brand as a generic term so they would not lose their trademark. Aspirin used to be a trademark until it became a generic term.
 

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If you have less than ~500-1000Wh before empty, there's a chance the computer will say 'close enough, gas time' upon next reboot.
This is common.
 

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"Pop" is what those in the middle of the US call a soft drink. ie. soda in other places.
Southern Ontario, Canada also use POP instead of SODA to describe surgery carbonated beverages.
 

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Interestingly, once the battery icon is replaced with a fuel gauge, the car will still count the miles as electric miles until the ICE begins to run. Sometimes you can get another mile or two of EV range simply by being very gentle with the buffer.
 

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Interestingly, once the battery icon is replaced with a fuel gauge, the car will still count the miles as electric miles until the ICE begins to run. Sometimes you can get another mile or two of EV range simply by being very gentle with the buffer.
My experience is the opposite - they count as "gas miles", but the engine may not actually turn on. The kWh used value will continue to tick up until depletion actually happens, but any distance since the gas pump icon came up go under the gas column.
 
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