Thanks. Well, this is probably normal then.Here in Wisconsin I have seen as low as 9mpg on short trips.
When it gets cold I put in a Somms resistor in place of the ambient temp sensor
A small amount maybe. Using the generator to make electricity is not very efficient. That's why people with short commutes complain bitterly about ERDTT.One thing some Volt drivers do not consider with ERDTT is that even on short trips, you use less battery charge due to electricity generated during ERDTT. After you get home and plug in, it will take less home current to fill the battery back up.
Can anyone verify this?Yes that appears to be fairly normal.
One thing you can do is set the climate to Max and set the fan speed low. The electric heater will boost things and get the coolant temperature up faster and it will help maintain coolant temperature to reduce ERDTT. Note climate temperature set point needs to be set well above cabin temperature.
On my commute ERDTT runs only once in the morning (Even at -15C). Uses only 0.38L of gas and stays off the rest of the 22km trip. My EV efficiency drops but I use less gas. And still stay reasonably warm.
It is not true if you have to run a distance greater than the AER of your Volt. You'll use more gas because of shorter AER.Can anyone verify this?
Is my picture clearly showing my climate settings and outside temperature not verification enough? Do you think I used Photoshop on it?Can anyone verify this?