That's torque, connecting via OBDNeat display. How do you get all that info?
That makes sense. It could also be considered consistent with the assertion that the Volt does not increase the size of the charge window.I wonder if it is not so much the window is moving up as it is the battery capacity is decreasing. I.e., the window size is set at ~10kWh, and as the overall capacity of the battery shrinks, 10kWh represents an increasing percentage of the total capacity. Just throwing out ideas, but that all might just be semantics anyway.
With ECO heat, I think the duration is pretty much unlimited. With no heat, time is dependent on temperature of the battery. I have never charted this. With temperatures above 50F in my garage it is about 10 minutes. Max I have seen is 19 minutes down to about freezing. It could be longer for a Volt with a cold soak outside, I really do not know.Ari, this is very interesting! Thank you for sharing your findings.
For those of us who aren't savvy enough to have the same app that you do, could you maybe share with us the approximate duration of time we could use (turning on the car while plugged in), with eco heat and without heat? Thanks
You need to watch the Amps In. When Amps in drops to 5.0, you need to unplug. There is quite a fluctuation seasonally on the full SOC. The SOC% really means very little, it is basically a moving window. I do not see any difference between it being at 85% or 90%.I got an OBDII reader a few months back (thanks for the recommendation, Ari). I've been using it with MyGreenVolt.
The most I can coax out of my 2011 Volt is 89.0% SOC and 99.4% useable. I can get to that by leaving it plugged in after a full charge, running ECO for awhile, then stopping ECO and letting it charge for a few minutes. As soon as it hits 99.4 it's done and the SOC drops.
You need to watch the Amps In. When Amps in drops to 5.0, you need to unplug. There is quite a fluctuation seasonally on the full SOC. The SOC% really means very little, it is basically a moving window. I do not see any difference between it being at 85% or 90%.