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It took me 2 years, but at year 4.5, I just drive and don't even monitor my EV range any more. I still blow away any Prius in both off the line acceleration and MPG, that's good enough for me.
 

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It took me 2 years, but at year 4.5, I just drive and don't even monitor my EV range any more. I still blow away any Prius in both off the line acceleration and MPG, that's good enough for me.
My sentiments exactly, had fun with a V6 Honda Accord on my way to work this am, he lined up in the right lane that merges into the left lane and thought he had the muscle to "take" the lane from me. He didn't. Which is why I find my AER even more amazing, I can play around and yet the Volt still exceeds Chevy's/EPA ratings.
 

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It took me 2 years, but at year 4.5, I just drive and don't even monitor my EV range any more. I still blow away any Prius in both off the line acceleration and MPG, that's good enough for me.
My sentiments exactly, had fun with a V6 Honda Accord on my way to work this am, he lined up in the right lane that merges into the left lane and thought he had the muscle to "take" the lane from me. He didn't. Which is why I find my AER even more amazing, I can play around and yet the Volt still exceeds Chevy's/EPA ratings.
I must be getting old. Now I get more satisfaction letting them take the lane, and just knowing I could have forced them to tuck in behind me if I felt like it.

Plus I would rather have that car ahead of me, rather than deal with the driver behind me, who may decide to tailgate me out of anger, or worse. Some drivers have such fragile egos.

So I just accelerate normally and if they are so hell bent on making a racket with their ICE, and merging in front of me, they can be my guest.
 

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I would love to see that kind of range in my 2018, but I don’t think it’s likely to happen. My commute is 27 miles each way, almost all highway. If I take the admittedly more fun back road which is a twisty 2-lane I easily make it to work and back on a charge now. If I take the highway with cruise set, I’ll almost always come up just a couple of miles short. I love the days I don’t use any gas, but am not going to fret about the days I do — hubby’s 2013 Prius is the family gas-guzzler now, so it’s all good!
 

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I must be getting old. Now I get more satisfaction letting them take the lane, and just knowing I could have forced them to tuck in behind me if I felt like it.

Plus I would rather have that car ahead of me, rather than deal with the driver behind me, who may decide to tailgate me out of anger, or worse. Some drivers have such fragile egos.

So I just accelerate normally and if they are so hell bent on making a racket with their ICE, and merging in front of me, they can be my guest.
I am old, easily twice the age of many of the pony car and ricer boys I take at stoplights. The people you have to watch out for are those driven win-at-all-cost soccer moms in CUVs. Some of them are absolutely cra-cra on the roads.
 

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How does yours charge to a number that high? The highest mine has ever charged to is 56 miles.
It's all tied to your right foot (and the weather, terrain, road conditions). If you drive 20 mph and never any highway, coasting like the dickens, and never hit the brakes or lift to regen unless you absolutely have to, you can get the GOM up to 100. But then you'd also get some interesting hand gestures from road raged drivers passing you.
 

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I must be getting old. Now I get more satisfaction letting them take the lane, and just knowing I could have forced them to tuck in behind me if I felt like it.

Plus I would rather have that car ahead of me, rather than deal with the driver behind me, who may decide to tailgate me out of anger, or worse. Some drivers have such fragile egos.

So I just accelerate normally and if they are so hell bent on making a racket with their ICE, and merging in front of me, they can be my guest.
This Cadillac tried this on me last week so I just slotted in behind him up to about 60 in a 45 MPH zone, when he discovered he had to floor it, belching black smoke and noise for all the folks behind me to laugh. Made my day.
 

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Very cool, and I agree on the springtime comment. Funny...my odo read 16,301 this morning, with 70 miles of estimated range!!
 

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A mix of highway and traffic lights, easy driving, HVAC on eco as high as 77F, and I can't get higher than 67 on the GOM.
 

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First time in this my third spring with the Gen 2 that I hit 71 miles on the GOM. Last year I rarely got over 60. I was able to get my 22 mile commute at just under 4 kw several times for the first time.


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How does yours charge to a number that high? The highest mine has ever charged to is 56 miles.
I find it helps if you switch to "hold" mode any time you expect to be driving over 50 mph. EV range drops quickly at 65+ mph.

I am NOT driving like your mother, usually use at least 3/4 of my range before charging and have seen a lot of 63 to 66 MTE lately.
 

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I find it helps if you switch to "hold" mode any time you expect to be driving over 50 mph. EV range drops quickly at 65+ mph.

I am NOT driving like your mother, usually use at least 3/4 of my range before charging and have seen a lot of 63 to 66 MTE lately.
As far as I'm concerned, that number is phony if you regularly switch to Hold mode despite not going more than 60 miles on battery in any given day between charges. Heck, I could switch to Hold every time I leave my neighborhood (15 mph speed limit) for a week and probably show well over 70. The only relevant number is that which represents your daily driving up to 60 or so miles. Now if you are driving more than 60+ miles per day, then sure some of that will be in Hold or extended mode.
 

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In line with this thread, when you think about it, every EV owner is actually grateful to all the ICE drivers out there contributing to global warming, and increasing our range :eek:
 

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As far as I'm concerned, that number is phony if you regularly switch to Hold mode despite not going more than 60 miles on battery in any given day between charges. Heck, I could switch to Hold every time I leave my neighborhood (15 mph speed limit) for a week and probably show well over 70. The only relevant number is that which represents your daily driving up to 60 or so miles. Now if you are driving more than 60+ miles per day, then sure some of that will be in Hold or extended mode.
You're assuming I use hold mode a lot. There's a lot of weeks when I don't use it at all.
 

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Anybody notice their kWh used guessometer showing lower readings in the warmer weather before switching to CS mode? My Gen 1 would show slightly less in the summer and slightly more in the winter. My Gen 2 is showing 13.6 instead of 14.4. Must be something with the algorithm.
 

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Impressive. My wife's 2016 Volt reached best 65 miles going 3kft downhill on highway a few times.
My 2015 Spark EV is in low 60s. I guess my heavy foot stays the same regardless of season ;)
 
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