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Hi, All,

Purchased a '17 Volt LE at the end of October, and then promptly took it for a cross-country drive to really bury my mileage stats (I think I'm showing a lifetime average of 63 mpg right now. I'm hoping that I'll have it on battery pretty much now on.

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Where in KS are you?
 

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I did the same thing when I bought my 2013, drove it from Seattle to Houston. But after that, it was 100% electric most every day.
 

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My wife & I did the same with my new 2014 Volt a week after I bought it. 1,500 mile road trip loop from So Cal to Lake Tahoe, Reno, Oregon wine country, Nor Cal coast, Big Sur, Paso Robles wine country & home. Really shot my MPG stats for over a year! But what great road trip car for 2. Zero charge station planning or range anxiety - take that, Tessa!

I also was forced to quickly learn the finer points of battery charge management, including Mountain Mode and Hold modes, as I crossed several mountain ranges during this trip. Did you experience that, or did you drive east from KS vs west. How was it for you dealing with large elevation gains, the first time, until you figured this out?
 

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I've made two cross-country trips in my 2014 and agree that it is a wonderful road car. The 18,500 miles for those trips plus a few ~2,200 mile trips to Florida and trips to NYC in between have resulted in 25% EV -75% CS mode utilization with 40,500 on the odometer. Keeping my speed at 65 mph on CC resulted in 41.5 mpg for the 8,500 mile trip and 42.6 mpg for the 10,000 mile trip. The car is so satisfying to drive!

Welcome to the forum 8^)
 
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