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Week 3 of FMM and RoD Paddle Delays

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Hi All,

Bought my 2017 g2 Volt last April (2016). As usual, the car came with a full tank of gas from the dealer. My daily commute is 20 miles round trip on local roads and I seldom do more than my commute or local errands. I've touched the range extender so infrequently that I was hit with FMM on a full tank. I'm now in week 3 of driving with gas and can't wait for this to end!

My biggest complaint, aside from having to pollute and my EV range dropping from 64 miles down to 59 already, is that the Regen On-Demand feature that I use religiously just doesn't work the same when in this mode. I'm used to slowing my Volt down with the RoD paddle. When the range extender is on, it seems that holding the paddle first waits for the gas engine to stop and then it applies - which typically takes about 5 seconds to work. That's a long delay when I'm used to easing off the accelerator peddle and holding the RoD paddle to slow down.

Anyway, I have 140 miles left on the gas tank so at this rate, maybe I'll be back to driving in pure EV next week. I definitely won't be filling the tank after this ;-).
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Threads like this cause me to inject a note of perspective.
I came to the Volt world from commuting in a 97 Jeep Cherokee and burning 37-40 GALLONS of gasoline PER WEEK!
(and this was when gas was pushing $4/gallon)
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