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My car is 4 years old with 45,000 miles so the battery isn't fresh. My girlfriend lives 39 miles from me and this an average trip to or from her house. It's warm weather, I know the cold shortens battery life, but I'm not hypermiling, I keep the auto A/C on 73, drive normally. My display says I went the 39 miles, (it still shows 2 miles left) and only used 10KW. I know GM uses the center of the battery, never fully charging or discharging for maximum life so this shows how efficient the system is, even with years and miles of use on it. Head nod to the guys who designed and set up the software for this. If you're on the fence about buying an ELR or Volt, go for it. I'm an old school, big block Chevrolet guy who likes computers too and am supremely impressed with how this works. ELRdisplay.jpg
 

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3.9 miles/Kw not bad at all.
what year is your ELR?color,,lets see some pics
 

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My 2011 with 97k+ miles still get in the mid 40's range on the battery. That's still more then the 35 mile EPA on the sticker. That's what I see in the winter.
 

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Yes on the Mazda, it's a 1980 RX7, all original with 60k, a carbureted 5 speed car. Also have a factory big block '67 Camaro. I guess the ELR is my way or making up for killing the ozone with my old cars. lol
 

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Yes on the Mazda, it's a 1980 RX7, all original with 60k, a carbureted 5 speed car. Also have a factory big block '67 Camaro. I guess the ELR is my way or making up for killing the ozone with my old cars. lol
Sweet! I think having cars like the ELR and the Volt make the classics even more special to drive and appreciate!
 
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