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First work week with my new Volt = VERY HAPPY

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So my daily work commute is 12 miles to the office. I live in the Denver Suburbs. The elevation at my home is 5600ft. I work in Downtown Denver and the elevation there is 5280 ft.

So when I leave my house the EV range is 52 or 53 miles. But whats really cool is when I arrive at work I still have 52 Miles! I think because its mostly downhill. The ICE is not turning on at all when its above 35 degrees.

When I get home from work I've only used about 10 miles of EV for the entire day. So my charge time is very short overnight. I think this is great and is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with my new Volt!

Of course if its really cold the engine comes on and I lose a whole lot more EV. But even when the temps were below 10 degrees I would get home with 20 EV remaining.

I think this was the perfect car for my type of commute to buy. I'm very impressed so far!
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I'm two days in to my 2017 and so far enjoying it very much. We bought two at the same time and my wife's comes in next week.

And I didn't know until the day before I bought the car (happened to mention to someone at work who told me) that my workplace has 6 reserved electric car charging parking spaces. I'm actually quite excited in a geeky way that I can charge it at work. I only have a 12 mile commute each way, so basically I don't need to charge it at home during the week if I charge at work, and only concern myself with plugging it in at home on the weekends.

Actually quite convenient to have a Level II charger at work since my wife will want to charge hers at home - we're having just one Level II charger installed in our garage. That I can charge at work means we don't need to worry about trying to charge two at a time. And there's always the standard level I to top off the other car in the garage if need be.
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