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That note above said 68.4 miles on 14.2 kWh.... well things keep getting better (beautiful 76 degree weather sure helped), this afternoon got 82.0 miles on 14.1 kWh... SWEET!
That's 5.82 miles/kWh! Outstanding!

I went for a shorter drive today (at 72 F) and went 23 miles on 4.3 kWh (5.34 miles/kWh).

I think people will find that when driven reasonably, the Gen 2 Volt can be far more efficient than the EPA estimates.
 

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That's 5.82 miles/kWh! Outstanding!
I caught a lucky break today for the range, but sadly not for the 2 cars on I-95 that had the accident -- but the result was that the part where I'm normally going 60+ for miles was nice and backed up. Sucks for time spent and the traffic jam factor, but sweet for crawling along at 20 MPH and stretching out the range!
 

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That's 5.82 miles/kWh! Outstanding!

I went for a shorter drive today (at 72 F) and went 23 miles on 4.3 kWh (5.34 miles/kWh).

I think people will find that when driven reasonably, the Gen 2 Volt can be far more efficient than the EPA estimates.
Mild morning in Boston at 63 degrees, my best so far, 2.8 kWh over 13.6 miles or 4.86 miles per kWh (136 MPGe). Can't wait for the ride home at 72 degrees.


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Mild morning in Boston at 63 degrees, my best so far, 2.8 kWh over 13.6 miles or 4.86 miles per kWh (136 MPGe). Can't wait for the ride home at 72 degrees.


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Very nice. Do you charge on L1 or L2? The gen2 MPGe numbers include the inefficiency losses from the plug to the battery; L2 is a little more efficient, (higher-mpge).
 

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I caught a lucky break today for the range, but sadly not for the 2 cars on I-95 that had the accident -- but the result was that the part where I'm normally going 60+ for miles was nice and backed up. Sucks for time spent and the traffic jam factor, but sweet for crawling along at 20 MPH and stretching out the range!
And after charging back up from the above, estimated range went up to 79 - IMHO pretty much a 'perfect storm' when it comes to normal driving and the weather (and no HVAC) and traffic conditions.

 

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What is a Gen 1.5 battery pack? Is that what the 2014 ELRs received?
The 16.5 kWh pack (and presumably the 17.1 one as well).
 

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The 16.5 kWh pack (and presumably the 17.1 one as well).
So they're calling 2014 and 2015 Volts Gen 1.5 from a battery perspective? I thought they just had their energy window opened up a little, didn't realize they were a different chemistry than 2013-.
 

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So they're calling 2014 and 2015 Volts Gen 1.5 from a battery perspective? I thought they just had their energy window opened up a little, didn't realize they were a different chemistry than 2013-.
2011s and (most) 2012s had the "gen 1" 16.0 kWh pack. Late year 2012s - 2015s have the "gen 1.5", 16.5/17.1 kWh packs. Then of course the '16 Volt has the Gen 2 pack.
 

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Very nice. Do you charge on L1 or L2? The gen2 MPGe numbers include the inefficiency losses from the plug to the battery; L2 is a little more efficient, (higher-mpge).
L1 for now. L2 up and running my end of year.


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