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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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We purchased a 2013 Volt in early October. We now have about 900 miles on it. A few days ago, we took in the new car for a 25-inspection point. This was concurrent to getting a call from On-Star to take the car into the dealer to get a software update.

We have noticed a change in the car now since that. When we charge the car, it now shows 47 mile range instead of 41 mile rage. The car actually appears to go a bit farther, too. I wonder if others have noticed this.

Originally this update was to fix a problem of setting the car for delayed charge.

After much frustration, I have a tip to people trying to set the electricity rate and charge times. YOU MUST start with 12 am as the starting point, not per se what the electric company tells you about the rate times. Thus, if you have a winter off-peak that is in force at 12 am, set the time to start then. Assume, peak starts at 6 am. Set the finish at 6 am.

Now assume that peak runs from 6am to 8am, set that etc. Now, lets say peak is again from 6 pm to 9 pm. You set that. Then, off peak (maybe the last window on the energy page) starts and runs from 9 pm to 12.

The car is wonderful, BTW.

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No, my mileage is going down to the cold weather, I got my 2013 10/5 and had a high of 38 miles, now closer to 30 as I run heater, lights, and such most of the time. I expect the mileage to go up as it gets warmer (spring).
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That is interesting, I just bought a 2013 Volt a few days ago and have just over 100 miles on it. On a full charge I show 38 miles as the range but the other day I did my first trip requiring the gas engine to turn on, made it 44 miles on battery. I'm wondering will the range will show more as I drive it as I am in Southern California and the weather is mild? Loving the car too, BTW.
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Depends on how you drive. There are some members on the gm-volt.com forum that have gotten over 50 miles on a charge. Today my range was 28 on a full charge. I did a pre-heat on my 240v EVSE, but still needed significant heat during the driving today. But I still did all my driving today on electric!
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That is interesting, I just bought a 2013 Volt a few days ago and have just over 100 miles on it. On a full charge I show 38 miles as the range but the other day I did my first trip requiring the gas engine to turn on, made it 44 miles on battery. I'm wondering will the range will show more as I drive it as I am in Southern California and the weather is mild? Loving the car too, BTW.
38 miles is the default value when the car is new and doesn't know how it is driven or under what conditions it is going to be driven. It will calculate a more "accurate" estimate every day based on how it has been driven in the past.

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Reduced full charge

I bought a 2011 volt a few months ago. Initially after I bought it after it was "fully" charged it would say roughly 38-40 miles. However, over the course of the last few weeks I've noticed that has dropped to 35 and now today a "full charge" indicated 33 miles. Is there something wrong with my battery? Or another explaination for this change? Has anyone else had this problem. I need that 40 mile range not to use gas. And I do hate using gas.
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