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I am curious to see some real world data from people who had a Gen 1 and a Gen 2. I am wondering how much your % of electric miles went up. We know the range increased quite a bit, but I am curious as to the real world impact on your % of electric driving.
 

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I have three Volt's registered on VoltStats (our 2012 Patty Wagen, 2013 BAZINGA and our 2017 Von Zipper). When I sold the 2012 it was at 92.7%, when I traded in the 13 on our 17 it was at 92.8% and right now after just 280 miles Von Zipper is at 99% (because 4 of the 6 miles that were on the car at delivery was on gas).

I suspect I'll improve those numbers a percent or two. But not much more. It's almost a Tesla now for me. So I'm probably not a good gauge.

BTW these Volts have been our DD in all weather since purchased.
 

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My 2013 Volt was 71.0% electric.

So far I am 84.5% electric on my 2017 Volt. Though I would imagine this will dip a bit in the winter.

Overall likely about ~10% increase. These are/were my daily drivers and see similar driving patterns.

Below is a link to my 2013. In my signature below is a link to my 2017 Volt.
http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/1667
 

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Voltstats is a good source for a lot of data. ELRs are there as well.

My stats went down because ELR uses more power than Volt (both Gen1) even though the packs are similar. Both links in my sig.
 

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GM said "Most people drive less than 40 miles per day". Drive 20 miles a day and you wouldn't see much change in EV percentage between Gen1 and Gen2. The big winners with Gen2 are those driving over 40 miles per day.
 

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I still own and daily drive my 2015 gen1
when I bought it last year it had 31 total miles on her,now a year later she is at 12,120 miles
75% are ev miles and 105 mpg lifetime stats
2015 the battery was upgraded to 17.1 kwh 360 volt lithium ion
I average between 53-56 3v miles at 10.6-10.9 kwh
I live in florida so my good ev miles must be to our 90 degree heat and flat terrain
 

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Hey Cuz, welcome to the forum! :) Go green (no pun intended)

FWIW - assuming you're driving in EL - I haven't found a vast charger network. The charging scenarios are mostly limited to charge at home in the EL area.. Even on campus I don't see a lot of chargers.

However - my main residence is out on the west coast and I have access to chargers all over the place - home, work, stores, public areas, etc.

I waited on a 2017 Volt because I mostly wanted the extra EV only range. But what I've discovered is a Gen 1 would of been just fine for me because I charge at work every day. Each day I do at least 45 EV only miles.

So I think the most important way to decided how much EV usage you will get is to factor in where and how often you can charge. I do believe I underestimated the usefulness of a Gen 1 because I didn't factor in charging correctly.
 

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I would expect that if peoples driving habits were the same, their gen 2 electric percent would get much closer to 99. I know mine would be from the current gen1 90%ish I hover at.
 

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My Volt is the primary family car so it may get driven on trips anywhere east of the Mississippi river. So no huge differences in my case.

1st Gen 1 Volt - 50.7% EV and 67.39% MPG for 20167 miles

2nd Gen 1 Volt - 54.5% EV and 78.64 MPG for 27668 miles

1st Gen 2 Volt - 55.8% EV and 84.6 MPG for 4698 miles
 

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73.2% on electric... 2017 Volt
154 lifetime mpg.
It has gone up now to 76.5% electric, 172 lifetime mpg.
Average daily commute is 70 miles. I am now getting 59 miles per full charge!
Wish the battery pack covers 80 miles, then I'll be in the 95% electric miles.
I take trips of more than 100 miles every weekend.
 

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My voltstats is lifetime total ev% is colored by the previous owner.

Voltstats lists it as 36%.
In the months since I bought my volt, EV % is as follows:

May : 53.7%
June: 75.4%
July: 58.7%
August: 100%

I'm slowly raising lifetime mpg. Bought it with 57 mpg. Raised it to 60mpg in 4 months.


Ultimately, trips out of state are the only thing keeping me off pure electric bliss.
 

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here are the data for my two volts (I drove the gen 1 volt for the first 8000 miles, then my wife took the car. I have driven the Gen 2 since last Nov. My commute is 48 miles, my wife's commute is 40 miles).


_________EV Miles__Total Miles_EV%_MPG__MPGe__MPGCS
2016 Gen2 _9981.33 10771.33 92.7 593.33 95.90 43.52
2014 Gen1 23114.15 25735.82 89.8 338.41 82.51 34.47

for the Gen2, the number here are slightly different from what's shown on DIC. The lifetime MPGe should be 98.1 while voltstats reports only 95.9. I suspect this discrepancy was due to missing data from onstar. The numbers are even prettier in summer. I need to use a little bit gas in the coldest months in winter (when temp drops to 20F ish).

I also occasionally drive my wife's gen1. Efficiency wise, two cars are very similar (in terms of miles/kWh at similar weather/temperature conditions).
 
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