I never run mine down completely, but I would say I usually get 9.8 or 9.9 out of mine. That 70.7 mile test I was continuing (4 hours or so on one charge) and the point at which each bar dropped continue to degrade.I think I saw Plug1n's last update on his 70 mile EV drive had around 9.6 kWh. That's generally the lowest I have seen. I imagine only early 2012 volts will be near this range
At the risk of seeming dense: Is it better or worse to have used a lower number of kwh s before the full charge is depleted?What is the lowest kWh used that any one has seen on their volt after depleting from a full charge. Has anyone seen anything less than 9.6 kWh before the engine came on?
Are you saying that the total energy that has been used that is displayed at the point where the car changes to CS mode is NOT a measured number? Can the energy used be less that that displayed? More? Under what conditions? Would you elaborate?The display will vary and because of the way it is calculated (not measured) it shouldn't really be used as a reliable method of performance comparison between cars.
Well, I would have preferred to see a consistent 10.2 kWh Used with my 16 kW battery and 10.7 kWh Used with your 16.5 kW battery. I was originally concerned that the lower values (9.8 kWh Used) for complete battery depletion showed that the battery was being depleted sooner than it had when the car was new. All these concerns are unfounded as my all electric range remains as good as the day I bought my Volt. Now, if we look at the miles traveled and divide them by the kWh used we see a lower energy usage per mile (better). We also would expect that we would need less electricity to recharge the Volt to a full battery. Unfortunately, I don't think we can say that any of those values are accurate, after all we can have our cake and eat it too. I guess the only real accurate way we can say anything about miles/kWh is by measuring the charge at the source (outlet) with appropriate device.At the risk of seeming dense: Is it better or worse to have used a lower number of kwh s before the full charge is depleted?
We have consistently averaged 40 miles for almost 16 months. I think we used to see 10.6 kwh used when depleted and now we tend to see lower figures. But what does it matter, except for the fact that we need less energy to recharge?
I'm not seeing the importance of this, so somebody help me out. The 40 mile average is consistent over time, so here's no apparent battery degradation. What, exactly is the concern?
Ha that's the truth! I got this once for no explicable reason:The display will vary and because of the way it is calculated (not measured) it shouldn't really be used as a reliable method of performance comparison between cars.