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I've had our 2017 Volt for just over a month and have yet to see more than 30 miles of electric driving on a full charge. When I talked to the dealership they have suggested continuing to monitor the range on our Volt. Recently we did a round trip of 280 miles to pick up our granddaughter. We left St. Paul at 7:15 am after a full overnight charge and drove east on 94 at between 50 and 60 mph. That morning was in the mid-60s so we used fan only, no a/c. Tires were at 40 lbs and I drive conservatively (no jackrabbits allowed). About 30 miles out of town the Volt switched over to gas. The Range Estimate was saying 27 miles when at full charge (the highest I’ve ever seen it read after a full charge is 28 miles). At trip's end the Info screen said we'd used 4.4 KWH. This 30 mile range basically duplicated our previous trip when we dropped off our granddaughter a couple of weeks ago, so it's not a one-time thing. From what I’m reading in the Volt Owners Forum we ought to be getting in the high 40s, at least. Do we have a problem here that we should be addressing?