Last post on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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Chevrolet Volt, Electric Cars, Sedan
#27 of 46 Re: NO Gas in 5 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! [gagrice]
Oct 05, 2012 (3:31 am)
Well, I hate to be a party pooper but if you went 5 weeks and used no gas, you probably could have gone with an EV rather than a hybrid. I've gone 3 months now and more than 1500 miles in my Mitsubishi iMiEV and bought NO GAS. It's the best.
#28 of 46 Re: NO Gas in 5 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! [henrygiii]
Oct 05, 2012 (5:06 am)
If you live where it rarely gets hot or real cold you should be fine with your EV. The Leaf is showing premature loss of battery capacity in hot places like AZ and CA. Without solar panels here in CA our electricity is too expensive. How many miles are you getting on a full charge?
#29 of 46 Re: NO Gas in 5 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! [henrygiii]
Oct 05, 2012 (10:10 am)
Not being a "party pooper" but you do point out why they make more than one flavor of Ice Cream.
The Mits is a great little car, but every car is really just a "tool" (think of them as a hammer my kids hate that). What type of construction work you are doing determines which hammer you buy.
Although he was only driving to work for the last 5 weeks... does not mean that he might not need to drive his car to another state this week. The first two months my Volt was only used for local commuting where a pure EV would have worked fine... but then came the trip from Utah to Vegas, down to SoCal and then back to Utah. Now you could do that trip in an EV... but it would have taken a really long time waiting for all the re-charging...
Now that is a "silly" example, but just meant to illustrate a point. We all have slightly different needs so which tool is the "best," must be determined not by the choice someone else made, but rather by each individual. Personally I had planned on buying the Prius PHEV when it came out as I have owned 3 Prius vehicles and like each one. However, when I learned it only had 13 miles of EV range... I said "Ehh... what is that supposed to do." Did not make any sense for me... but it does qualify for the HOV lanes in California and elsewhere which probably makes it a great car for those folks. Then I moved on and was going to buy the Honda Fit EV. However, my disabled daughter who does not drive as much anymore needed a vehicle and I thought the Volt would be perfect for her. So I jumped the gun and ordered one (as it was going to take some time to get one from my local dealer). Then my daughter determined that she preferred the Malibu so Voila... I have a Volt
#30 of 46 Re: NO Gas in 5 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! [gagrice]
Oct 06, 2012 (5:11 pm)
My routine is to drive to and from work each day. I make side trips occasionally but nothing grand. My roundtrip commute is 36 miles. Each night when I come home I've used about half of the battery. I plug it into my standard 120V outlet and in the morning I'm ready to go. A full charge each morning leaves me with between 68 and 73 miles depending on how I drove it the day before.
I've noticed, maybe, a 10% impact when I turn on the heat or the AC. I'm in New England. Winter is coming so I'll keep reporting back how the car is responding. Mitsubishi has been selling this car for years in Norway so I'm not expecting any show stoppers.
Nov 05, 2012 (7:56 am)
EV owners in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, what's your experience been? Please email smaredmunds.com with your daytime contact information and a few words about your experience. Please respond by Friday, November 9, 2012.
#33 of 46 Re: Love My Volt [robkoontz]
Nov 14, 2012 (12:53 pm)
Can you tell us more about connecting the Solar Arrays to the Volt during the day? Would love to have a Solar Canopy at home but I like the idea of utilizing Solar while at work as well. Thank you!
#34 of 46 revive this thread..
Aug 03, 2013 (1:59 pm)
we are thinking about a chevy volt. What do you guys think ?
We were offered a fully loaded Premium package, safety 1 & 2, Navigation, for $39,900.
Before dealer incentives .
This is my first time posting in 5 years...
#35 of 46 Re: revive this thread.. [highender]
Aug 03, 2013 (2:45 pm)
Welcome back after 5 years. What year Volt are you looking at. There are still a lot of 2011 & 2012s left for sale. If you are in CA there is a cutoff date for getting certain incentives. Chevy made some changes in the 2013 model to get CA to accept the Volt for HOV lane access. A loaded one with the features you show has a TMV of $37,248. That includes the current $5000 cash off that started August 1st. Looks like you should be able to get them down another $2700. Before the $7500 tax credit if you can use that this year.
#36 of 46 Re: revive this thread.. [gagrice]
Aug 04, 2013 (6:47 pm)
Are you saying there are a lot of "brand new" 2011 and 2012 Volt's still out there?
I was not aware of that.
I have a 2012 leased, but would be interested in a "super" deal on another!