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New to 2018 Volt\(Had my 2012 for 7 years, traded it in)
Whats with the Energy Usage Score? What the highest # you can attain, assuming a high plus number is good.
Does it change with every trip or is it roll over?
Thanks in advance.
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It blends driving history, temperature, terrain and climate control. The maximum score would be +5. Anytime you are using heat or AC this drags down your score by -5. Even using just the fan lowers your score for climate control to -2.

The outside air temperature is beyond your control. Theoretically you could improve your terrain score by choosing a flatter route or one with a downhill slope (but what about the return trip?)
 

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The total max score is +15. The total min score is -20. And it resets every time you are fully charged.

- If you drive gently you will increase that score. (I am usually around +3)
- Terrain is out of your control. And theoretically every round trip should put you back at 0, but it never seems to work out that way.
- Climate control can only go down. If you use heat you will get into the negative a lot faster. Gently AC use can keep you above -5. No climate control can keep you at 0.
- Outside temperature is also out of your control. Hot weather will put you in +, cold weather in -. I've never seen less than -3.7 or more than +4.2.

Your range has some correlation to what your score is at any point in time, but I've never done any detailed data analysis.
 
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