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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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Welcome to the Forum MileHigh. You made a good choice with your Volt purchased. My wife and I are on our 2nd Volt. We traded our 2014 Volt with 40,000 miles for our current 2016 Volt, now with well over 10,000 miles.

You have purchased, in my opinion, the most technically advanced car for the money. A car where you have the option of using electricity or gas for your travel. What other car can you get up to 60 miles on pure electric power and than get well over 40 mpg just on regular grade gas? A car you can buy for the price, when you consider the available tax credits, of a well equipped 2017 Honda Civic, and the Volt, when running just on gas, beats the EPA Civic mpg....
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