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After the OnStar glitch from mid Oct and VoltStats was able to communicate with OnStar again numbers swelled to over 3600 active members. Today that number was 750 vehicles. I know I have been hit with two re-authorization that were a bit problematic in that it took a few try's to get the re-authorization to take.
 

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I wonder if there is just a natural attrition also going on. Original owners that have moved on to a newer vehicle. The next owner of the vehicle may not even know about volt-stats or care too participate in it.



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I have also had to reauthorize my account twice, and my car is still not listed, but if I check the box "show inactive accounts" my car is listed and the numbers are up to date.
 

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I also had to re-authorize. It took 3 attempts to be successful, then after waiting overnight vehicle is back in voltstats.
 

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I wonder if there is just a natural attrition also going on. Original owners that have moved on to a newer vehicle. The next owner of the vehicle may not even know about volt-stats or care too participate in it.

This tends to be my view. The active contributors here have changed quote a bit in the last year too. As the Gen1 Volts are bought used at bargain prices the demographics change. This is probably an elitist statement, but the level of discourse from early adopters willing/able to spend $40k+ is different than from normal people buying an $8-10k used car.


On the plus side, I'm hoping we'll get some smart kids with Volts who figure out how to hack the buffer window settings, and start experimenting with battery replacement/augmentation. I'd really like to know if a 2015 battery will function in my 2012, or if the battery's BECM (computer) would be unable to communicate.
 

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I believe that as the car becomes more mainstream, the buyers, even of new ones, are less interested in these novelties compared to original Gen 1 buyers.
 

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Already done on the buffer window settings, to a degree. There is an app that was linked to yesterday that allows you to dip down below 22% of pack capacity. It only goes down to 16% so far, and it sounds a bit buggy, but you can get an extra kWh which will be nice, once it gets reliable enough to use.

On the plus side, I'm hoping we'll get some smart kids with Volts who figure out how to hack the buffer window settings, and start experimenting with battery replacement/augmentation. I'd really like to know if a 2015 battery will function in my 2012, or if the battery's BECM (computer) would be unable to communicate.
 

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You need to read one of the several "Voltstats is broken" threads.

Onstar's IT department is asleep at the switch. It's not that people don't want to be on Voltstats anymore, it's that the authorization process (on GM's end, not Voltstats) is hopelessly broken and most people can't get things to reauthorize no matter what they try.

This isn't attrition, this isn't lack of interest...it's just that it's broken.
 

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I also had problems reauthorizing over the course of the last 4-5 days. Just checked and am re-listed but out of date. I am about to give up on VoltStats whether or not it is their fault... likely OnStar's fault IMHO.
 

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The drop in VoltStats numbers is almost entirely due to OnStar, not on natural attrition. The last time I got my VoltStats to reauthorize it was a real pain, I had to go all the way to the OnStar site, not just re-setting the VoltStats site as I had done in the past. It is a pity because VoltStats is a nice tool to use to keep track of your electric vs gas numbers.
 

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After the OnStar glitch from mid Oct and VoltStats was able to communicate with OnStar again numbers swelled to over 3600 active members. Today that number was 750 vehicles. I know I have been hit with two re-authorization that were a bit problematic in that it took a few try's to get the re-authorization to take.
*shrug* I've reauthed the thing.... probably four times since Christmas. And I'm a "check it every morning" person. For someone that doesn't, they'll get there when they find the email or log in and see they've had no update for a few weeks.
 

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I created an account with Voltstats, but I keep getting an error message when I try linking my vehicle. I get an email from OnStar that the authorization was successful though.
 

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I got an email about broken Voltstats and didn't bother to reauthenticate. I barely use the site anyway. I've also been on a steady purge of all unused online accounts anyway. It's amazing going through 10 years of emails and finding all the different accounts that I've had over the years.
 

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Since December 24th, I have been getting emails for Volt Stats with an 'Error Authenticating'. I login, authorize with OnStar (usually takes several tries), and then I get another email from Volt Stats the next day that there was an 'Error Authenticating'. December 23rd was the last day Volt Stats was able to pull a reading from my car. I have a 2012 and it didn't have a problem a month or two ago, when the newer Volts dropped off of Volt Stats for awhile.

I too like having the additional information available at Volt Stats. The MyVolt.com website does not easily provide the same information, and is temperamental about what it does provide.
 

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I'm ready to give up too. I love to track data, but the truth is, I don't use any gas except on out of town trips that can be tracked by cellphone photos of the two screens. Anyway, sometimes even Voltstat's missed gasoline used.

Meanwhile, GM's "myvolt.com" is a random crap shoot. myvolt only tracked ~56% of the kwh I used in December, which is really bad compared to what it used to be. Myvolt also only tracked ~86% of the miles I drove in December. Anyway, I had fun tracking my 12 months of gen2 daily data since I purchased it last December. I used the odometer trip-a when Voltstats went down.

The Volt's a great car and I did get some fun data looking at kwh/mile and mpg variations and monthly variations for gen1 and gen2, but I'm done now ... After 3 or 4 or 5 re-authentications to voltstats, I'm done there too. I'm going to stick to mostly just driving now, which is also fun.
 

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After the OnStar glitch from mid Oct and VoltStats was able to communicate with OnStar again numbers swelled to over 3600 active members. Today that number was 750 vehicles. I know I have been hit with two re-authorization that were a bit problematic in that it took a few try's to get the re-authorization to take.
Many people cancel their Onstar accounts when they have to pay...

No Onstar...no Voltstats
 

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After reauthorizing my Volt at least every other day for the last two weeks, I finally got successful readings last night and this morning. My Volt is back baby!
 

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After reauthorizing my Volt at least every other day for the last two weeks, I finally got successful readings last night and this morning. My Volt is back baby!
For me, I think something has cleared up a bit at the OnStar level over the last few days, and the net result seems to be that they may also have cleared up a bit at VoltStats. Let's hope this sticks. The person running Voltstats seems to be close to throwing in the towel, given what are apparently long-term significant issues at OnStar

https://www.facebook.com/voltstats/
 
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