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Guys I just tried my best on my daily round trip of 92 miles. I drove very very soft and careful.

Max on EV: 63 miles........am surprised to got 10miles over what GM rate 53miles.
Max on MPGe: 75.5 combined EV and Gas
Max on Gas: 40.5 MPG........very surprised that its not higher. I had to drove very very soft to even get this number

92 miles i used like 0.7 gallon of gas and 14.5kwh what ever that means

And i will never drive like this again!
 

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I actually just got a max EV of 72 miles. Don't recall what I got for MPGe, unfortunately, but for MPG I got a surprising 44mpg during my 70 mile commute. I might've boosted this number since I made sure to engage HOLD mode when I was on the freeway doing 60 already. I'm guessing using HOLD literally to just hold my charge and hold my current speed at 60mph helped my MPG considerably.
 

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I dont know how u do it unless its all downhill. 72 miles looks impossible. I did round trip same route. So if there is down ther is up also
 

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I did a bunch of running around yesterday on some slower backroads and managed 67 miles on a charge without trying. I normally get in the mid 50's on my daily commute (120 miles round trip). The gas engine usually hangs out around 44-46 unless I'm driving like an ass......which happens occasionally, even then I don't think it has dropped below 40.
 

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Gas MPG will be lower until engine is running a while. Because the engine doesn't typically run for long, it doesn't get up to optimal temperatures and will have lower appearing MPG. Take it on a 1000 mile trip and the MPG will be impressive. ;)
 

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I dont know how u do it unless its all downhill. 72 miles looks impossible. I did round trip same route. So if there is down ther is up also
Overall downhill or downwind, doesn't have to be all downhill. Wind is an excellent factor. I got 84 miles on a charge until the genset kicked in, by drafting behind a 40-footer with Near settings on ACC, and the truck and my Volt are riding the wind going south from Modesto to Fresno.
 

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Best EV miles = 63
Best MPGe = 127
Best CS MPG = 41.32

Having said that my car only has 715 miles on it and only 10 have been on the ICE.

Pretty impressive so far. ZERO complaints and to be honest I'm not saying I wish I had MORE EV range. That bump from 38 to 53 really makes a difference in how you view and feel about the Volt.
 

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Best EV, 63
Best MPG 46

I just did a 375 mile round trip to Warren Vt in the Green Mountains. I went over the Lincoln Gap which is the steepest paved road in the US, 25 degrees, and the came back over the Roxbury Gap which seemed much worse than the Lincoln Gap but since the Roxbury Gap is unpaved the Lincoln Gaps claim may be true. I got 45 MPG and 63 miles on the battery, total gas use was 6.75 gallons. The battery was aided by the down hill stretches, it looks like I picked up about 4 miles on regen braking.
 

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Got back last night from a trip to Portland Oregon in our 2016 Volt. 3 adults in vehicle and for a while there was 4 adults. Went via Hwy 30 and went back and forth to Portland Int'l Airport and returned via Hwy 26 with both routes climbing the Coast Range with the highest elevation on Hwy 26 of over 1642 feet and we left and arrived at sea level. Results when we arrived home were from dash read out:

Total Miles: 275.7
Electric Miles: 61.8 / with 14.9 KWH used
Gas Miles: 214
Gal's used: 4.56
MPG on gas indicated: 46.8
MPG on gas calculated: 46.93
MPG combined: 60.5
MPGE: 53.93

Considering the drive, passenger load etc. impressive to say the least. Probably would have cost more
if we had taken our 2010 Prius, even considering electric and gas cost for the Volt.
 

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Flat ground and steady speed under 45 mph will get very good range. Me? I just drive :)
Thats exactly what I find out. 45 or under will be very good on EV miles But I try to drive in normal streets and highway which keeping it under 45 is impossible..
 

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Look like 63 EV mile max is correct :) since most people say 63 like me. I just wish GM can just put some battery in the charger storage area and some of these not use void spaces so we can get like 80 miles atleast :)
 

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With 5 people in the 17 Volt, 3 of which have way above average weight, plus some luggage, I only get 43 miles on a full charge! But to be fair, it is freeway speed doing 75 mph.
 

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The attached images show I drove 60.5 miles all on EV from my house around suburban roads and then back to my house with one stop for lunch.

The driver display says I still have two bars of EV left with the guess o meter saying 14 miles of range left. I drove normally with two hard brake events and two hard acceleration events. I am going to do it again to reproduce the results (my engineering mentality ha ha).

At freeway speeds I get less.

I am impressed.
 

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I actually just got a max EV of 72 miles. Don't recall what I got for MPGe, unfortunately, but for MPG I got a surprising 44mpg during my 70 mile commute. I might've boosted this number since I made sure to engage HOLD mode when I was on the freeway doing 60 already. I'm guessing using HOLD literally to just hold my charge and hold my current speed at 60mph helped my MPG considerably.
Awesome numbers! I'm temped to do an extended drive at a slow speed (35 mpg) and see if it's possible to break 100 miles. I think it is but need to find the right roads to do this and that will be one boring trip.
 

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Look like 63 EV mile max is correct :) since most people say 63 like me. I just wish GM can just put some battery in the charger storage area and some of these not use void spaces so we can get like 80 miles atleast :)
There will be a refresh in 2019, I'm hoping for a 100 mile EV range. The Bolt has a 60 KVh battery that weighs 960 lbs, just a little bit more than twice the Volt's battery so if you take the Bolt's battery tech, with a couple more years of tweaking, you should be able to put a 30 KVH battery in the Volt without incurring a weight penalty.
 

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image_1468182075011.jpg On my 2013 Volt My bests are
58MPGcs (ICE MPG by itself no ev)
72.1 miles EV

My best over MPG on a trip was

72.1 EV miles
27.8 miles of gas using 0.56 gallon
for 180mpg combined

I have tied 180mpg several times but never really beat it
 

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81.8 miles on one charge in my 2012 Volt (level terrain)
114.0 miles in my wife's 2016 Volt. Same road as my 2012 Volt.

Gas, I don't use no stinkin gas.
 

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Thats exactly what I find out. 45 or under will be very good on EV miles But I try to drive in normal streets and highway which keeping it under 45 is impossible..
Awesome numbers! I'm temped to do an extended drive at a slow speed (35 mpg) and see if it's possible to break 100 miles. I think it is but need to find the right roads to do this and that will be one boring trip.
FYI, I did this at night at around 11pm. Once in a while, I'll just drive my Volt around a mixture of 35mph and 60mph roads to get to some esoteric destination (this one was to a car wash). I wasn't trying to obtain max EV, I just sorta did cause I enjoyed hearing nothing but wind with my windows slightly ajar, so I did a lot of coasting on 35mph streets. I'd say it was 50% on 35mph, 50% on freeways @ 60mph.

For my typical commute, I average 60 miles electric.

With 5 people in the 17 Volt, 3 of which have way above average weight, plus some luggage, I only get 43 miles on a full charge! But to be fair, it is freeway speed doing 75 mph.
I'm hoping those 3 "above average weight" weren't forced to all sit in the back... Impressive feat regardless!

81.8 miles on one charge in my 2012 Volt (level terrain)
114.0 miles in my wife's 2016 Volt. Same road as my 2012 Volt.

Gas, I don't use no stinkin gas.
We are not worthy, and on a Gen 1 no less!
 
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