Logic, something the world needs more of. Congrats on your new Volt!
Yuma to near Prescott.Is that Phoenix to Flagstaff? That's quite a climb. Regardless you probably made the right decision unless you had a place to stop and charge on the way up. Coming back down would for sure not be a problem.
Yep. My dealer located the Volt I wanted, color (red) and both safety packages, along with ACC and Nav. I'm not very good at getting good car deals, but signed for $37,861 cash.You'll probably save a boatload of money, too...Appears dealers are willing to knock $4k-$5k off the sales price for Volts; the Bolt isn't even available in AZ yet and odds are, when it is, you won't be getting that much off the sticker for a long time...
Thanks! Great site. Using realistic January values, the calculator comes up with 73 kWh of power needed to make the trip. I'm glad I chose the Volt even more now.For fun you can go to evtripplanner.com and configure a Tesla MS70 and run it. It will show you how well a car with about a 230 mile range will fare over your route. You can play with all the settings (speed, load, OAT, Cabin Temp etc)
It can be a eye opener for many. The guy that designed this site says he plans on adding the BOLT as soon as he gets some data from real world owners.
Please, this is pure BS (due to election or otherwise)Probably a good choice. Interesting how GM's attitude has changed regarding the Bolt...
Before the election:
After the election:
Who Killed the Electric Car Again...
It's obvious that GM and other car companies don't give a rat's a** about EVs and were only doing it for Compliance. With the MPG/CAFE standards likely going away, there's no incentive for them to do anything but sell trucks and SUVs.
Too bad. Typical GM shortsightedness. They really could have had a major victory here. I wish Elon Musk would buy GM's EV division.
Tesla Volts and Bolts for the masses, with the other models being the high end luxury cars.
Good, good, good!!FYI GM has changed NOTHING about their rollout plans for the Bolt.
"The plan" was to essentially emulate the rollout for the Volt, starting in Cali and Oregon for initial deliveries in 2016 then stage them throughout the rest of the states through 2017. Nothings changed.
Typical anti-GM BS from electrek
I didn't realize this was only 190 miles. Maybe because the Yuma-Phoenix route always seems so freaking long! LOL If this were only an occasional trip I'd think it might work since there will be CCS chargers in Phoenix, which is about half way. But every week would be a big hassle. Plus you'd want to charge in Prescott.Yuma to near Prescott.
This is a problem for GM which I identified when the letter went out about changing CAFE. You have 95 million Millennials and the number one concern for this group is Climate Change. In fact I was just talking to a very nice young woman today and she made clear that, at last in her case, this was definitely true. Given this will be the largest consumer demographic in US history, that these folks will be tomorrow's customers for many years to come, and given that GM has the technology to meet or exceed CAFE, you have to wonder why in the world GM would allow itself to get roped into an effort to compromise CAFE, which of course will be viewed as an effort to accelerate climate change. I simply don't get it.Probably a good choice. Interesting how GM's attitude has changed regarding the Bolt...
I go up highway 95 from Yuma to Quartzsite, and then cut north through Brenda, Salome, Wenden, Aguila and Congress. Phoenix is farther east and would add a lot to the distance. There is a set of Tesla superchargers in Quartzsite, roughly half way to my destination. I have never seen a single car charging there. If the Model 3 were actually available and Tesla didn't have such a lousy reliability record, I'd be sorely tempted.I didn't realize this was only 190 miles. Maybe because the Yuma-Phoenix route always seems so freaking long! LOL If this were only an occasional trip I'd think it might work since there will be CCS chargers in Phoenix, which is about half way. But every week would be a big hassle. Plus you'd want to charge in Prescott.