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If 85% of my energy use is driving, 0% is climate control and 0% is other, where is the other 15% going to? Miscellaneous?


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Maybe there should be a disclaimer in the manual: "Energy use display is for entertainment purposes only."
 

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In an earlier thread, people assumed this meant that only 85% of your available battery energy had been used. (12.1 kWh out of 14.3 is 85%.)

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread...st-Full-Charge-computed&p=3596825#post3596825

Per that explanation, if you continued to drain the battery completely, only THEN would the percentages add up to 100%.

That seems unintuitive to me tho. Can anyone else with a Gen 2 confirm if this is correct or not?
 

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If 85% of my energy use is driving, 0% is climate control and 0% is other, where is the other 15% going to? Miscellaneous?


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Look at the battery bars remaining. You should have 1 or 2 still on (15%).
 

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The 2017 manual says the Energy Details screen displays how energy is being used since the last time the high voltage battery was fully charged. If the above interpretation is accurate (you’ve used 85% for driving/accessories, 0% for climate settings and 0% for battery conditioning, and 15% remains to be used), then if you partially recharge your Volt right now and unplug before fully recharged, the 85% should drop to reflect that the 12.1 kWh you’ve already used is now a smaller % of the total grid power pumped into the battery since the last time the battery was fully charged.
 

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For the record, I think it's stupid and confusing to display it this way.

If you're gonna display percentages of energy use right above the total kWh used number, it should be the percentages of the total kWh used, not the total available kWh.
 

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For the record, I think it's stupid and confusing to display it this way.

If you're gonna display percentages of energy use right above the total kWh used number, it should be the percentages of the total kWh used, not the total available kWh.
But then Driving would nearly always display 100% and be of limited use.
 
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