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I am a new owner, only three weeks, is there any reason why my 2014 V would only be <estimating> 28 miles on a full charge?
It's only a range estimate based on driving history, not a indication of battery capacity. If your driving pattern is different, the range estimate will adjust over time.I am a new owner, only three weeks, is there any reason why my 2014 V would only be charging to 28 miles on a full charge?
38's the MINIMUM according to some documentation. Dealers seem to look at 32-35 as correct. First stop after any dealer trip is usually to Kwik-Trip to air up and give myself indigestion with a turbo dog to go along with the sour stomach from the dealer coffee.Also don't forget to properly inflate your tires. 38 psi is what is called for - dealers don't seem to agree.
And if you want a better idea of how much range you are _actually_ getting and how efficient it is, you can look at the Energy Info display.It's only a range estimate based on driving history, not a indication of battery capacity. If your driving pattern is different, the range estimate will adjust over time.
Gen 1 SEEM to pay attention to the last 150 miles, and mostly to the last 50 or so. Three weeks is probably enough to get through the majority of that.If the OP just bought it used, the car could still be reflecting the driving habits of the previous owner.
I believe you answered your own question in this paragraph (75% @ highway speed). Why so much use of Mountain Mode? I thought Texas was pretty flat.I drive in L all the time, and in mountain mode unless I am running purely on battery. I only use Normal in slower speed areas. Approximately 75% of my miles are highway speed ( 10% of that is on the Interstate, the balance of that is on US Highway or paved county roads). With regen and midday charging I am getting 45 to 50 miles pure electric between full 110V charges at night.
Our Wheels & Tires sub-form has an FAQ on runflats for the Volt. http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?105593-Chevy-Volt-Wheels-amp-Tires-FAQsI am curious if there are "run-flat" tires available for the Volt. (I end up on gravel or dirt roads maybe 10% of the time)