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All I can say is that the car is awesome!! Driving from Newmarket, Ontario to North York(Toronto) at a round trip of 104km a day. All charging done at home(no charging allowed at work)

drove 28715 km

$433.16 in electricity cost/year

76.21 liters of fuel used

3448 liters of fuel saved(approx) when compared to my 2005 Montana van using 12-13 Liters per 100km(if my figure is correct)

tell me if I calculated Liters of fuel saved incorrectly

The car is great. when I try to expalin it to my friends, they just don't get it! Oh well too bad for them.
 

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Maybe it's too early yet (just over 1000 miles on my new 2017 Volt Premier) for me to cheerlead, but so far I am just thrilled with my car. I am waiting for a Tesla Model 3, but this new Volt is making the wait painless. It is so solid and basically is a "pure" EV for the most part of my daily driving. But when I do the occasional "road trip" I have no worries as to range. The transition from electric to gas is so smooth....almost undetectable. It appears the Volt is a "sleeper" and doesn't get the attention it deserves. Fingers crossed that it will be issue free and reliable for as long as I keep it.
 

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The car is great. when I try to expalin it to my friends, they just don't get it! Oh well too bad for them.
Exactly. That is why I cannot for the life of me understand why GM does not put some money into advertising this great car. And also why I wish the price of gas would go back up to $1.50 a litre again! This car is such a great solution for commuters to save money. If you are paying around a dollar a litre, in ten years, someone with a long commute like you basically has the car pay for itself in fuel savings alone.
 

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I have about 22,000 miles on my 2017 since June. Only part about it I find really disappointing is the cover for the charging cord compartment. Complete junk. Already warped and won't stay shut. Other than that, the car is awesome.
 

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Over 10,000 miles on 2016 Volt. Have used NO gas except for EMM. Voltstats says I'm getting 15,823 MPG. Southern CA, so weather is not a big factor. The Volt is truly an exceptional car!
 

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... Only part about it I find really disappointing is the cover for the charging cord compartment. Complete junk. Already warped and won't stay shut...
There is supposed to be a little 'stick on' pad on the back of the lever-like latch that holds the cover in place. Perhaps it fell off? If so, I'd just wrap the latch with a few turns of cloth electrical tape.

And yes, the Volt is an awesome commuter car. We have 21k miles on ours. I've only added about 8 gallons of gas since new - mostly because of FMM.
 

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Only 9 months and logged 21,682 miles with 20,335 EV miles. I got two tankfuls of gas from the dealer, one during the purchase, and another during the surface coating purchase, and I only bought a tankful for about $19 and still working on it. So I got decent MPGcs because I have about 1,300 miles on gas and yet my lifetime MPGe is now 99.9 and lifetime mpg of 706.

Electricity is practically free from work and charging stations, and the home charging is only for topping off, so about $50 in electricity so far.
 

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Damn you guys sure drive alot.

3 years on my 2014 this month and I just broke past 40 000 kms. ( 25 000 miles ). Daily commute is about 50 kms.
 

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I'm curious how did you calculate the exact $433.16 electricity cost? Did you install a separate meter?
The myvolt.ca or myvolt.com has a charging details section which gives you details about your charges. You can go back 12 months and I guess it's reasonably accurate. For the past 12 months I used 2933.98 kWh. I pay about 12 cents per kwh so that means I paid about $352 to drive my car last year... Plus $10 in gas. That's about how much I paid in gas for one month in my old ICE car which required premium. My daily commute is 60km.
 

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And Im not going to sugar coat my stats, I hyper miled to no end. Very little to no a/c use, 96-97 kph on the highway. Working to my advantage was the traffic everyday on hwy 400. We had a very nice summer with very little rain, a very mild winter with little snow. Now that I know what I can get out of my car, I will drive it more normal this year. So instead of going 8 months and 18707 km on my first tank of fuel, I'll be using a/c a lot more and being comfortable instead.
 

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We bought ours in January and wow my wife and I just love this car so much.

We are still on our first tank of gas and not at the halfway point yet. Previously we were budgeting 160 $ a month for gas for out Lancer which had low compression.

My quick estimate is that my 30 mile round trip to work 4 days a week is costing me 8.96 per month! Aside from that I have never driven a car that felt so fancy before. I drove my dads BMW for a couple weeks when I went on vacation to Florida and honestly it didn't feel as peppy or as premium.

Everything about this car just works for me and my family. This was our first new car ever and boy are we NOT regretting it!
 
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