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5 years ago today, I surprised my family by driving home in PLUG1N. No one knew about this but the dealer, and the members of this forum. Back on May 23, 2012 was the last time PLUG1N recorded a gas mile. I had 139 gas miles then and 139 gas miles today. That compulsion is still with me. I still drive without heat and hypermile my ass off all the time.

I still love driving this car every day. GM did a fine job with this vehicle. I will continue to drive it as long as possible.
 

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Awesome. Just out of curiosity, in the case of an emergency, how can you be sure your ICE is still operational?
Well I just burned off 1.06 gallons in my driveway on Thursday. So I'm pretty sure it works. Anyway, the ICE runs every 6 weeks for engine maintenance. I've had 37 EMMs to date.
 

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In the first image shown, 19.1 gallons burned, almost all stationary. That could have provided 700 free miles if the OP wasn't OCD about being all Electric in a Hybrid car. I'm coming up on 5 years as well ( between the 2012 and 2013's I have owned ), I never give two s&^ts about if its gas or electric, its a car to get me were I need to go and has done without issue quite well, I'm about 70% electric.
 

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In the first image shown, 19.1 gallons burned, almost all stationary. That could have provided 700 free miles if the OP wasn't OCD about being all Electric in a Hybrid car..
Only 14.6 of those gallons Henry.
 

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Only 14.6 of those gallons Henry.
Ari is famous on these boards and now I can see an example of why! He doesn't correct Henry when Henry calls him OCD. Ari corrects him on the number of gallons, accurate within a tenth of a gallon no less, that could have been used in driving. Well played Ari, well played... :)
 

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What application/website did you use for generating the graph at the left, it looks very nice!
 

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What application/website did you use for generating the graph at the left, it looks very nice!
It is from a Photoshop template posted to the Chevrolet Volt Owners Facebook page. I customized the template to add the right side with VoltStats data, and several of the achievements needed more digits.
 

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Thanks!

Would you provide the name of the file?

I've browsing on the Facebook group but couldn't find it

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Well I just burned off 1.06 gallons in my driveway on Thursday. So I'm pretty sure it works. Anyway, the ICE runs every 6 weeks for engine maintenance. I've had 37 EMMs to date.
Ah. For some reason I thought you were running dry to prevent the ICE running.
 

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012 was the last time PLUG1N recorded a gas mile. I had 139 gas miles then and 139 gas miles today. That compulsion is still with me. I still drive without heat and hypermile my ass off all the time.

I still love driving this car every day. GM did a fine job with this vehicle. I will continue to drive it as long as possible.[/QUOTE]

No heat in Virginia in the winter?? I used to drive to Bethesda everyday for 5 years. So that's a pretty hardcore commitment. Bundle up
 

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Well I just burned off 1.06 gallons in my driveway on Thursday. So I'm pretty sure it works. Anyway, the ICE runs every 6 weeks for engine maintenance. I've had 37 EMMs to date.
I'd rather go somewhere than just waste gas sitting in the driveway for the sake of statistics.
 

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No heat in Virginia in the winter?? I used to drive to Bethesda everyday for 5 years. So that's a pretty hardcore commitment. Bundle up
Two years ago we had the polar vortex and it was - 3F. Pretty cold. I wore two pairs of gloves. Wish I had a heated steering wheel like the Gen 2. Last winter I picked up a Bosch heated jacket. Works pretty good keeping my torso warm. Funny thing is I lived in Boca Raton, FL before I moved to VA. I grew up in Florida so I am one of the more unlikely Volt owners to drive witbout heat.
 

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Ari,
forgot to tell you that I saw you driving PLUG1N a little while back while I was over in NoVA visiting the inlaws. I was a few cars back and was hoping I could catch up and catch your eye to at least wave "Hey" but traffic wouldn't allow it.

It was kinda funny sitting there and saying to myself "hey there's another Volt" and then seeing the license plate and saying "HEY, I sort of know who that is" <grin>
 

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My 2015's first year of life was flawless. Second year it went to crap and had one thing after another.

I drive a lot, and my volt was virtually always either charging or driving. Most days was 3-4 full charges. half L2 half 120.

I've heard that the new battery has arrived to replace the defective one, half hoping it fixes it, but my faith in the car is in the gutter with all my previous GM experiences.

http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/5941

that's mine have reauthed it in a while. got too tired of babbysitting it every other week.

most of my gas miles were unexpected family emergencies. 3 to TN and one to NM.
 

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It's time for you to get a Bolt so that you can travel farther then the grocery store. If you've never used any gas in a Gen 1 Volt then you've never traveled farther than 20 miles from home. That's fine for the 14th century, not so fine for the 21st. One of the best things about the Volt is it's range, my Gen 2 gets a hundred more miles than my old Hemi which allows me to do very long day trips (385 miles was the longest this summer) without ever stopping at a gas station. In the winter months I do like the fact that I use almost no gas, I filled up last month for the first time in two months, I put 2.5 gallons into the Volt and 2.5 gallons in to a can for my snow blower. If you aren't going to use the gas engine buy a car without one, the Bolt would be ideal for you.
 

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Congrats Ari.

If there's one thing I have learned from these forums over the past couple years, it's that people are outwardly judging and condescending about anything that's different from the norm. They can't understand how anyone would possibly not want to do things their way.
Don't use any gas -> get a leaf; get a bolt; get a real car already
Mention anything about winter or ERDTT -> just move south; just burn some gas already

I imagine you've taken the same philosophy I have and just ignore them now - it's not worth the effort to continue explain why someone could possibly not want to waste gas if they don't actually need it, or why someone would "torture" themselves to live where they do for so long, when they could just "move south"!

Use your car how you want to, and keep up the good work.
 

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It's time for you to get a Bolt so that you can travel farther then the grocery store. If you've never used any gas in a Gen 1 Volt then you've never traveled farther than 20 miles from home. That's fine for the 14th century, not so fine for the 21st. One of the best things about the Volt is it's range, my Gen 2 gets a hundred more miles than my old Hemi which allows me to do very long day trips (385 miles was the longest this summer) without ever stopping at a gas station. In the winter months I do like the fact that I use almost no gas, I filled up last month for the first time in two months, I put 2.5 gallons into the Volt and 2.5 gallons in to a can for my snow blower. If you aren't going to use the gas engine buy a car without one, the Bolt would be ideal for you.
Not quite true. If you have destination charging (e.g., work), you can easily drive 100 miles a day a Gen 1 Volt. A little farther than the 14th century, I'd dare say. You should look up some of ari_c's older posts. He puts quite a few miles on his all-electric Volt.
 
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