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I've had back to back 90-199 miles per full charge and yet my EV Range from the GOM never exceeds 86 miles after full charging that follows. Has anyone here started out with an EV Range of more than 86 miles?

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I know the how and the why but do you really get anywhere near that range while driving in pure EV mode? Just curious.

FWIW, my starting range is currently 41 miles due to the recent frigid temps :)
 

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I've had back to back 90-199 miles per full charge and yet my EV Range from the GOM never exceeds 86 miles after full charging that follows. Has anyone here started out with an EV Range of more than 86 miles?
You are claiming you got 90 miles from a full battery on one trip and 199 miles from a full battery on a second trip?
 

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It's reasonably close to 65,535 tire revolutions. 65,535 is a 'magic number' to computer ECMs. I know the speedometers on newer GM products (2006+) are adjusted by revolutions per mile.

So if it's doing the math based on how much energy is required to turn one axle revolution, then that would explain it. There are a lot of values capped at 255 and 65535 in ECMs.
 

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The first generation Volts had hard limits on the range estimate - initially 50 miles, raised to 60 on 2013 and later. Folks who drove very carefully in good weather could drive for several miles before it came off of the limit. I haven't read of a hard limit on Gen 2 before, but it wouldn't be terribly surprising if there was one.
 

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This thread started by "JoeReal" smells of BS and is bordering on trolling or at least trying to get a rise out of the less experienced or uneducated Volt owners.

It is impossible, with the stock HV battery in a Gen 2 Volt to get that number of miles unless you are driving some sort of "fixed" loop with no stopping, using cruise control and driving at well under standard speed limits, or driving downhill and charging at the bottom (or you have faulty software for your guessometer).

Please fully describe your problem or your style of driving so that new owners here will not be misled.
 

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I've gotten the EV Range Guessometer to read nearly that high before. Happened when I ran a few miles on EV mode, then went up a mountain in Hold, and drove back down the mountain in Normal.
 

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I think there is more to the story that Joe has not divulged yet. Let's give him a chance to explain before name calling, etc.
 

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This thread started by "JoeReal" smells of BS and is bordering on trolling or at least trying to get a rise out of the less experienced or uneducated Volt owners.

It is impossible, with the stock HV battery in a Gen 2 Volt to get that number of miles unless you are driving some sort of "fixed" loop with no stopping, using cruise control and driving at well under standard speed limits, or driving downhill and charging at the bottom (or you have faulty software for your guessometer).

Please fully describe your problem or your style of driving so that new owners here will not be misled.
You are personally insulting me, for trying to push my Volt beyond its limits. This is not acceptable. I feel insulted by this response. Please look at my other threads that I have posted.

I have been collecting data for the Volt, analyzed them systematically, and know how to achieve my goals based on the data and observations that I have collected.

You're the troll here. This isn't the proper way to ask for techniques or tips. You should be glad that I have shared in many of my posts on how to achieve these feats.

What was my problem you're referring to when I'm asking if anyone else have achieved higher than the 86 miles EV Range reading after a full charge? I find your comment very insulting!
 

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I'd like clarification for the questions I asked, Joe
 

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I think there is more to the story that Joe has not divulged yet. Let's give him a chance to explain before name calling, etc.
I have explained this one in some other threads on how to achieve what seems to be impossible. I demand apology from the insults hurled at me.

I have explained in part how I achieved 499.61 miles in a single day and made it to number 1 in VoltStats, but none of you cared anyway.

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?310218-499.61-Electric-Miles-in-a-single-day!
 

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I think there is more to the story that Joe has not divulged yet. Let's give him a chance to explain before name calling, etc.
Thanks Steverino. Truly it discourages someone from sharing if they start it out with BSing others... I've been one of the oldest members here in terms of joining, and don't deserve the improper insinuations. It isn't helpful in building up this wonderful community of EV and GM enthusiasts.
 

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I'd like clarification for the questions I asked, Joe
I was asking if anyone else have exceeded the 86 mile EV Range displayed in their instrument panel at the start of the trip after a full charge.

Instead I got questions. It would be nice if my questions have at least been answered. I've seen some people over at the various FaceBook Chevy Volt groups that the highest so far was 83 miles. None of them have achieved 86. This group, being the oldest one and the very first one that I have joined before the first production Volt was even released, may have the answer to my simple question.
 

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I can sympathize Joe, because I've encountered the same garbage in this forum before. Some people would rather ridicule than learn how to use their remarkable vehicle. It is a learning process that have tried to master since my first Prius in 2004 and through two hybrids and two plug-ins and almost 200K. I have hit an estimate of 86 quite a few times in the warm weather and even 87 a couple of times, but I never thought to take a picture. I have also driven 85 and 84 miles twice without an engine start. This is nearly all suburban driving and the average will drop on the Interstate or cold weather. We've been having temps in the 20's and 30's here since before Christmas until yesterday, and when I charged this afternoon the estimate was 80 miles. Last winter it got as low a 76.

So hang in there Joe, because at least one person believes you.
 
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