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So what's your worst electric only mileage with a Gen II so far? Just did a 48 MPGe tonight on electric only. 20 degrees outside and snowing pretty decent. I burned as many kW in heating as I did to actually propel the car :p

Engine assisted heating was set to deferred since I knew I had the range (round trip to work and back including a stop for hot chocolate on the way home was only about 12 miles :p). Two cycles of pre-warming the car with defrost and heated seats on climate control set to 80F and fan speed high. Then front and rear defroster and heated seat and steering wheel on and climate control on MAX while I headed home. Super comfortable but man it ate through the kW, lol.

Also, learned why I miss audible backup parking sensors so bad (and slightly better rear visibility). Back up camera was a nice clump of snow that I had to clean off before I backed into my garage, lol. Curious if it's safe to apply from AquaPel to it to try and promote snow buildup to slide off on its own... it's probably a plastic lens though so I don't want to damage that or haze it up....
 

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2012 Volt, 22 EV miles, I stay warm and toasty (comfort 78 degrees, usually, but sometimes, full blast "high"), and I don't have hold mode to force engine heat, but I don't mind. Even in a worst case scenario of 22 miles, that is still enough to cover my daily drive of 18 miles.
 

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Haven't had any similar experience in my 2017 yet, but I once got about 8 miles from my fully charged 2012. It was an evening commute home during a snowstorm, lights/wipers/defrosters running full blast, and it took 2.5 hours to go the 14 miles.
 

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2012 Volt, 22 EV miles, I stay warm and toasty (comfort 78 degrees, usually, but sometimes, full blast "high"), and I don't have hold mode to force engine heat, but I don't mind. Even in a worst case scenario of 22 miles, that is still enough to cover my daily drive of 18 miles.
I think I was at about 18 miles earlier this week. Stop and go traffic in 28 degree weather takes a lot of power for heat.
 

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Not Gen 2, but I think my wife got 18 miles on a full charge in the '12 one time. And she was moving the entire time, not parked somewhere.
 

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I just can't compete with any of you. I think my worst in 5 years is 37 miles in my 2012 Volt. I think my wife's so far in her 2016 in 46 miles. Should get really cold next Friday so let's see if she can drop below 40 miles.
 

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Mine has been slowly going down because of the cold. I'm at just over 3mi/kwh right now.
Ya, I was up almost to 4 mile/kWh in the perfect October weather we had and now it's dropped pretty bad. I'm probably just under 3 mile/kWh right now on average, but that trip last night was around 2 mi/kWh or even a tiny bit less! LOL

Precondition a bunch and then go super slow (thanks traffic, just because there is a little snow doesn't mean you have to go FIVE miles per hour in a straight line!) while blasting all the heated items and watch your charge drain baby drain, lol

Edit: I'll note also while I'm at it, my gas mpg has been pretty "horrible" too. Pretty sure it's unrelated and hopefully on long trips it'll average out, but when doing 5 to 15 mile trips and setting it to hold so it'll kick on the engine I've been getting about 28 mpg. This is with a mix of about 60% 60 mph highway and the rest at 35 mph. Usually coming home at night with almost zero traffic and me driving like an old person (because I'm used to trying to maximize battery range). I've only done it about three times since I got the car but I'm not impressed with the gas efficiency right now....
 

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Funny. Took the day off today to do some work around the house. Took a short jaunt with a series of short trips and pumped the heat at max in my 2017. After 20 miles of driving I was showing an estimated range of 10 miles left.
 

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One could just sit in their Volt with the heat cranked to 100%, and in a couple hours, you'll have 0 miles AER.

I can remember reminding my kids, when they were learning to drive (ICE cars), that sitting at the stop light, you're getting zero MPG.
 

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I am averaging 66km(41miles) per charge right now with the temperature at -4c(25f). My commute is 60km and I am still able to do it on electric only. Heating is at 24c(75f) 95% of my commute is highway at 100km(62mph) impressed with the car �� so far. Last time I put gas in it was the first week of September have over 3800km(2361mi) and still a 1/2 a tank of gas ⛽ left, don't think I will be fuelling up before January. Going to put some gas line antifreeze in the tank, temperatures are going down this week to -18c(0f) so with little use of the engine gas line antifreeze is a must...��
 

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I am averaging 66km(41miles) per charge right now with the temperature at -4c(25f). My commute is 60km and I am still able to do it on electric only. Heating is at 24c(75f) 95% of my commute is highway at 100km(62mph) impressed with the car �� so far. Last time I put gas in it was the first week of September have over 3800km(2361mi) and still a 1/2 a tank of gas ⛽ left, don't think I will be fuelling up before January. Going to put some gas line antifreeze in the tank, temperatures are going down this week to -18c(0f) so with little use of the engine gas line antifreeze is a must...��
The volt has a pressure sealed gas tank. Very little condenstaion will get in. i would skip the antifreeze.
 
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