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Is there a kWh meter built into the car?

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Is there a meter somewhere in one of the menus that shows the amount of kWh the car used during the most recent charging session? I'm trying to figure out an easy way to track my energy usage and reimburse my homeowner's association without the need for an actual meter on the circuit which apparently is quite costly to install.
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I actually need one that shows how many kWh were used on the latest charge, .
OP - I think you meed to change your terminology. The Volt doesn't use kWh while charging, except for a small amount in efficiency losses, battery cooling, preconditioning, etc. Most of the electricity is just transferred from the grid to the Volt's battery. I think you want to know how many kWh are transferred (& used) during a charging session, right?

The answer to your question though, is that there isn't a meter built into the Volt's information system. The best thing to do if you want to be transparent on your end is to install a meter. I don't think they're that expensive. Or if you're just using the 120V EVSE, maybe even a Kill A Watt device will work for you.
I looked around and found this gizmo. It's only availble in the US on eBay, as far as I can tell, but here's the manufacturer's website.
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