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So I'm sure most of us who like to keep their car connected and enjoy stats has used the OnStar for remote start, MyVolt, or MyChevrolet.

Both OnStar and MyVolt being seemingly abandoned and have never worked correctly for me (especially the website)

A fellow member told me about MyChevrolet and holy crap it looked like a well designed page/app/system all in one to see what you wanted to see and do what you wanted to do.

Sign in today to check my range/status/etc and I was greeted with this:


The data on the app and the website sync everything except the MPG, it's showing I only get 38.9mpg, when the actual MPG on the website is 121mpg (same as what the car itself it saying)

Tried clearing the cache, reinstalled the app, looks like the same people who programmed all the other things for Chevy got their hands on this one too.

Seriously -- how bad do you have to screw up to have three seperate platforms for viewing vehicle data, and none of them ever work correctly?


I know there's voltstats, but I can't remote start from there, lol
 

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If you check Voltstats you will see that the MPG in mychevrolet corresponds to MPGcs on Voltstats, i.e the gas MPG not the overall MPG. It would be nice if they also displayed the MPGe or MPKW
 

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Yep, charge sustaining MPG is what it is, which makes sense as straight up MPG is a meaningless number on a Volt.
 

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To help you feel better, I just checked my stats... 26.5 mpg :eek: I need to take some road trips. 2500 miles on this tank of gas so far and it's 2/3 full still.
 

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If you check Voltstats you will see that the MPG in mychevrolet corresponds to MPGcs on Voltstats, i.e the gas MPG not the overall MPG. It would be nice if they also displayed the MPGe or MPKW
That's insane. They either need to report the Miles divided by Gallons MPG, or have an MPGe field as well, or some combination. Really, they should do like Volt stats, report "literal" MPG, MPGe, and MPGcs.

This reminds me of their dealer websites that also often list the MPG as 38. Unreal. :facepalm:
 

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The thing is... maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago it was displaying the combined MPG (120-ish)

Personally that number makes more sense especially considering right below it they show the electric miles vs total miles. Seeing 121mpg alongside my near 70% EV mode stat just kind of seems better overall.
 

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To help you feel better, I just checked my stats... 26.5 mpg :eek: I need to take some road trips. 2500 miles on this tank of gas so far and it's 2/3 full still.
That's really odd to me -- due to my driving needs, I use about 1/2 a gallon of gas every day (75 mile round trip for work) and my combined MPGe is pretty terrible relative to most people 66MPGe combined, my straight MPG (miles driven over the number of actual gallons of gas I've put in the car is more respectable, right at 120.

I know the numbers very largely on the needs, some people can go 20,000 miles on the same tank of gas, me... I can go about 1500 miles before I have to visit the gas station. Not complaining at all, it's nice only having to get gas 12 times a year. Damn work is being cheap and won't even install a basic 120V outlet so I can bring my charger, so no 100% EV mode for me.
 

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Accelerus,

I drive 66 miles round trip for work. I use roughly the same amount of gas, .4 gals. Work has yet to put in an outside 120vac outlet that I can use also. My lifetime MPG is 90. I am currently at 130MPG on this tank.

I have no issues with the OnStar app for my Iphone 6. I am still using IOS ver. 8.0, which might be the difference. Once apple went to version 10, I heard about a lot of issues with apps working then not working correctly.

I just check myChevrolet app and it is work fine. The data between the two match.
 

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Just refreshed mine - 0.4L/100km lifetime, 1.54L/100km since last charge

I wish it would show real fuel efficiency (actual fuel used over actual distance when in fuel mode) instead of the artificial blended mode.
I already know I use very little fuel on average. I want to know when I do use fuel, how efficient was that?
I'd prefer OP's mode.
It should read 5.6L/100km
 

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If you check Voltstats you will see that the MPG in mychevrolet corresponds to MPGcs on Voltstats, i.e the gas MPG not the overall MPG. It would be nice if they also displayed the MPGe or MPKW
Okay, at least this now makes sense. The problem is someone changed the data point and didn't inform anyone, creating a lot of confusion.
 

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At the risk of being considered a thread hijacker, I would like to know if Accelerus and RFE are running their batteries all the way down every day when doing their 60+ mile round-trip commutes. Or are you using the hold mode (mountain mode?)?

I'm seriously considering a Volt for my 60 mile daily commute and would love to know if there would be serious long-term degradation issues. My newest car is 10 years old now and the thought of only going to the gas station 12 times a year is a glorious idea! Also guessing you are driving 2016 or 2017 models for the 53 mile AER.

Thanks, and my apologies for the threadjacking.

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At the risk of being considered a thread hijacker, I would like to know if Accelerus and RFE are running their batteries all the way down every day when doing their 60+ mile round-trip commutes. Or are you using the hold mode (mountain mode?)?

I'm seriously considering a Volt for my 60 mile daily commute and would love to know if there would be serious long-term degradation issues. My newest car is 10 years old now and the thought of only going to the gas station 12 times a year is a glorious idea! Also guessing you are driving 2016 or 2017 models for the 53 mile AER.

Thanks, and my apologies for the threadjacking.

Joe
Yes, I'm running my battery down to zero, or sometimes if traffic sucks or I forget to turn off hold mode at the usual point, I might end up with 3 or 4 miles left by the time I get home.

Basically - I turn on hold mode as soon as I jump on the interstate and need to do a minimum of 70mph. 90% of my entire commute is highway driving, my preference is to use hold mode pretty much the entire way TO work. And on the way home I'll use battery power to take me the whole way. I only do this so that I don't have a hot engine cooling off in my garage.

Yes, mine is a Gen2, and since it's warming up weather wise my range is creeping up, right now I'm averaging 55 to 57 miles on a charge and it's not even summer yet. There's an article floating around how a Gen1 has 300k on the clock with zero battery degradation. Apparently GM did their homework and designed this thing to last.
 

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Accelerus,

I drive 66 miles round trip for work. I use roughly the same amount of gas, .4 gals. Work has yet to put in an outside 120vac outlet that I can use also. My lifetime MPG is 90. I am currently at 130MPG on this tank.

I have no issues with the OnStar app for my Iphone 6. I am still using IOS ver. 8.0, which might be the difference. Once apple went to version 10, I heard about a lot of issues with apps working then not working correctly.

I just check myChevrolet app and it is work fine. The data between the two match.
Very similar to my lifetime numbers -- mostly due to the fact I've taken about 1000 miles worth of road trips to houston and back which is in gas mode all the time of course. Didn't help that when I'm in the middle of nowhere I was flying at 85 or 90mph for good stretches.

My lifetime numbers very slowly creep up over the weeks as long as I don't go on any long 200 mile trips to see family. Even though I'd love to not use a drop of gas, for the amount of miles I've put on the 2017 (16k) the fact I'm still right under 70% of those miles are in EV mode.

The app itself seems to be working great, everything matches up miles, date, oil life, tire pressure, just that single variable of "MPG" that makes it seem like our cars get the same MPG as normal cars is out of wack or changed without letting people know. Funny enough with my wacky long range commutes 5X a week, I'm pretty high up on the ranking for MPG(cs) with 39.11 rank 511 :)
 

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philosophically, "not using any gas" isn't what I got a Volt FOR. I could have bought a Leaf for less. I bought it precisely because I *do* drive far enough that I put 1800-2000 gas miles a year onto the the thing, and the Volt meets those needs perfectly.
 

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JoeMap,

Yes I run my battery all the way down during my commute. I have not seen any degradation of the battery. I do not use hold mode or Mountain mode. I purchased my 2013 at the end of Aug of 2015. During the summer the best I have done is 58 Miles on a charge. During the Winter I am averaging around 34, depending on the temperature and which way I go. My commute in the morning is down hill, (toward the Illinois river).

Depending on how much time I have I can either use the highway, 65+ mph, or use city streets, 45 mph. Of course when using the Highway I get less miles. Today I had 10 miles left over, using the highway, when I got to work. Yesterday I had 18 miles left over using city streets. Temps were about the same, mid 30's. I am the opposite of Accelerus, I run on Battery until it is empty and gas till I get home. I find that I use less gas.
 
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