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Seriously GM? Now the MyChevrolet app is going down the same road as MyVolt

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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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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.
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.
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.

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.

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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