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I was blissfully driving on my way to work this morning when my ICE started up. Apparently I had hit the limit on the length of time allowed for EV-only driving. So after 1105 miles I was forced to burn a bit of dinojuice. :(

Have a great day everyone! :D
 

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Oh the humanity......
 

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EMM?


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That would be my guess as well. We run into the EMM about every 6 weeks. It only burns about a cup of gas so it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
 

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Haha, "Sorry to hear" :)

Sounds like Engine Maintenance Mode (EMM) which ensures the engine runs a bit every 6 weeks, if I remember correctly. Keeps the engine internally lubricated and in good shape.

As an aside, make sure the ICE finished running before you shutdown, otherwise the process will restart again when you drive back home.
 

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I was blissfully driving on my way to work this morning when my ICE started up. Apparently I had hit the limit on the length of time allowed for EV-only driving. So after 1105 miles I was forced to burn a bit of dinojuice. :(

Have a great day everyone! :D
Yeah, I thought the same thing when that mode hit. Make sure you let it run to completion or it will run again the next time.
 

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Yeah, I thought the same thing when that mode hit. Make sure you let it run to completion or it will run again the next time.
Yeah, I knew I had a 95 mile coming up the next day, but I hit the wrong button about a mile or two from home (2nd or 3rd warning that day), and so I had to let EMM run unnecessarily, and then I dropped my wife off and drove around an extra mile or two so EMM could finish.
 

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I was blissfully driving on my way to work this morning when my ICE started up. Apparently I had hit the limit on the length of time allowed for EV-only driving. So after 1105 miles I was forced to burn a bit of dinojuice. :(
OH THE HUMANITY ! ! !

I have been through this a couple times now. Luckily, I have been sitting in the drive when it happened so I let it run and time out..

I have run all electric so far, which from what I read and my actual driving experience, this is not really as easy as one would think.

With all thoughts of being an ELECTRIC ONLY travel vehicle, the fact is, and remains that the battery is very good at city driving, and sometimes stop and go on the highway, this would be for the regen ability to restore some of your battery power. But in a nut shell, big hills, mountains and high speed, as well as long distance travel, will all be better with the gas engine. I will have to face this at some point, as all do. It just does not see to be a good plan to try to stop at the charging stations on a long trip when the car is equipped to supply power through an efficient gas engine/generator.

So I still carry the torch and proclaim ELECTRIC ONLY as I lead the parade of limited owners that can still say this. But the reality is, that parade will dwindle as we look at the big picture and better use for the car in different situations.

BTW... I just heard about a TESLA owner that drove from Texas to Illinois. When asked how the car performed, he said great, but it was a very LONG trip having to charge it every so often....
 

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I was blissfully driving on my way to work this morning when my ICE started up. Apparently I had hit the limit on the length of time allowed for EV-only driving. So after 1105 miles I was forced to burn a bit of dinojuice. :(

Have a great day everyone! :D
The good news is that you did it with STYLE! :)
 

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Isn't in the owner's manual that apparently when either FMM or EMM come on, it's better than the car be moving and be driven while they are running the operations?
 

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I will have my driveway resurfaced next month...........eliminating access to my charging station for a few days. I feel your pain!
 

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All of the drama about the ICE turning on is so confusing to me. Why did you buy a Volt in the first place if you are so sad when the ICE turns on?? Should have bought a Bolt or a Tesla instead. You bought a car WITH an ICE engine that takes gas....deal with it.
 

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All of the drama about the ICE turning on is so confusing to me. Why did you buy a Volt in the first place if you are so sad when the ICE turns on?? Should have bought a Bolt or a Tesla instead. You bought a car WITH an ICE engine that takes gas....deal with it.
It was meant as a joke. Since I bought the car, I have been curious how far I would be able to drive without the ICE starting up. Normally I take longer trips, so it was unusual for me to be able to drive pure electric until the maintenance mode kicked it. No biggie.
 

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All of the drama about the ICE turning on is so confusing to me. Why did you buy a Volt in the first place if you are so sad when the ICE turns on?? Should have bought a Bolt or a Tesla instead. You bought a car WITH an ICE engine that takes gas....deal with it.
Relax brotha ..what is it with some people here? Anything you say they want to go on full attack mode...geez.

I would also have bought a Bolt it's hard to justify $500/month with $2000 down for it.
 
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