GM Volt Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,359 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
OHM-RIDE is a 2013 that I purchased used in late 2015.
Judging by all the records it had barely been used as a pure EV for the first 20k of it's life. Since then it has primarily been my commuter-mobile plus the occasional long trip.

Ultimately what that means is that to date I've cycled the available charge on my HVB completely for around 880 charge cycles.

Zero degradation that I can measure so far, but I hadn't really thought about the sheer number of cycles until today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,970 Posts
The estimated lifespan of the HVB is 6,000 charge cycles. Charging daily this is over 16 years before degradation is detected.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,359 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
That is exactly what they have been saying in Sturgis all week.
LOL.. my friend got back from Sturgis last year and I was like "how did you like it", he was like "WHAT?!?"
Said he was half deaf for about a week. Seemed very happy though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
What counts as a charge cycle with a Volt? Is it every time you top off the battery or is it counted the same way that Apple counts them with their laptops....i.e.: if your MacBook is charged at 100% and you use 50% of your battery, then charge it back to 100%, then use another 50% of battery, then charge it back to 100%.......that is equal to only one charge cycle (50+50=100).

-Jeff
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,359 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
In my case I use the entire available battery going to work, recharge at work, and use the entire battery going home charge overnight. I consider that two cycles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
488 Posts
My 2011 is now 150 miles from the 100,000 threshold. Built in fall of 2010 charged daily sometimes twice a day. I'm easily at about 2,500 charge cycles. No noticeable battery deterioration.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
19,984 Posts
Isn't there a vaccine for the HVB cancer causing virus?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,429 Posts
My 2011 is now 150 miles from the 100,000 threshold. Built in fall of 2010 charged daily sometimes twice a day. I'm easily at about 2,500 charge cycles. No noticeable battery deterioration.
That's very comforting. I only drive 12K miles a year, 53% electric according to Voltstats, so the battery will never be a problem for me.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
4,851 Posts
What do you consider a charge cycle?

The definition of a cycle is a full discharge and full charge sequence. When a battery's life is measured in cycles, this is what they refer to. Partial discharges are only a fraction of a cycle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
488 Posts
Good question. Typical day: Breakfast club at local diner 10 miles RT. Plug in L2 after returning home. Full charge restored in an hour. Possibly a grocery trip favorite store 20 miles RT. Plug in L2 after returning home. Full charge restored in a couple hours. Out for dinner and beverages all the way into big city. Typically 35-40 miles RT. Plug in after returning home overnight. In summer using very little gas, maybe 6 gallons a month, more in winter. Rare to fully discharge the battery, and the transition to gas is flawless. I have a local source for 91 octane no ethanol premium. Wow she runs sweet on that stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,556 Posts
I drain my HVB at least once per work day. No issues so far, though it's hard for me to tell if there is degradation, I changed my driving habits a little under two years ago - stopped hypermiling and stopped looking at all the telemetry. Just drive, baby, drive
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,945 Posts
What counts as a charge cycle with a Volt? Is it every time you top off the battery or is it counted the same way that Apple counts them with their laptops....i.e.: if your MacBook is charged at 100% and you use 50% of your battery, then charge it back to 100%, then use another 50% of battery, then charge it back to 100%.......that is equal to only one charge cycle (50+50=100).

-Jeff
It's "Apple style" A charge cycle is the Volt's "empty" to "full". That's part of HOW they get 6000 cycles out of the pack, but ... that's what it is is, though. 200,000+ EV miles. Even Belmer has a way to go.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top