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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Chevy Volt Engineering and Design FAQ's

    Volt thermal management system temperature band New SAE papers published on Voltec design Volt Drive for...

    Started by Steverino, 03-26-2014 09:17 PM
    chevy volt, design, engineering, faq's
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  1. Poll Poll: POLL: What size range extender would you want?

    This is just a hypothetical question. Assuming you bought an EV with between 60 to 80 EV miles and it had an option of a range extender, which one...

    Started by adric22, 9 Hours Ago 11:39 AM
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  2. Poll Poll: Solar Panel Option for Chevy Volt

    There has been quite a bit of discussion centering on a possible optional solar panel on the roof (?) of the Volt. Without knowing any details on...

    Started by Altazi, 01-25-2009 08:17 PM
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  3. 2015 Volt vs 2012

    2012 volts are now priced used fairly low in my area so I just wondering if I should buy used or new. What are the range differences on the two? Does...

    Started by cdnuser, 4 Days Ago 05:42 PM
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    1 Day Ago 11:39 AM Go to last post
  4. Oil life remaining question for 2014 Volt?

    I have a 2014 Volt with approximately 4100 miles. My oil life remaining is 84%. My EV stats are 99.9% as my ICE was only on twice for maintenance...

    Started by itsnice2be, 01-17-2014 11:34 AM
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  5. Missing display, instantaneous mileage

    I may have missed it, but is there any place the instantaneous MPG and Miles/KW (or some similar unit) displayed? Seems with all the whiz bang...

    Started by flyingron, 04-15-2014 05:28 PM
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    1 Week Ago 02:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 2012 Volt headrests, front and back

    It has taken quite a bit of digging to figure out how to remove both the front and rear headrests of my brand new used car! I hope it may be helpful...

    Started by Baltimore, 1 Week Ago 03:58 PM
    front, headrest, rear, remove, volt
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    1 Week Ago 08:26 PM Go to last post
  7. Notes and questions about the Volt's engine

    Been wondering, and hopefully someone can chime in. After charge is depleted, how much of a buffer (if any) does the Volt try to add in CS mode?...

    Started by soundmike, 1 Week Ago 08:24 AM
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  8. Climate control system question

    It's getting cold in the mornings and this is my first Fall with the volt. I know it uses the battery to heat the coolant to keep the battery warm...

    Started by JKD, 2 Weeks Ago 09:41 PM
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  9. air conditioning less efficient when ICE turns on

    After 40 or so miles on electricity, my battery on my 2014 Volt usually runs out. At the same time as the ICE (internal combustion engine) kicks in,...

    Started by Sheldon, 07-31-2014 08:48 AM
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  10. Interesting look at the advanced engineering behind the Volt's suspension

    Just saw this on insideevs.com. Definitely interesting look at the advanced engineering which allowed GM to take mass and cost out of the Volt....

    Started by DonC, 1 Week Ago 03:06 PM
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  11. Rear view visibility needs improvement

    The biggest problem I have with my 2013 Volt is the poor visibility to the rear afforded by the design. All cars have blind spots to the back and...

    Started by jdbaok, 3 Weeks Ago 12:45 PM
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    blind spot, rear view, visibility
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  12. Hold Mode or Sport Mode

    I was wondering if any experienced this, I was driving on a highway in Hold mode, and thought the car did not accelerate as briskly as it did in pure...

    Started by FredM, 2 Weeks Ago 05:48 PM
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    performance
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  13. Old Avcon to J1772 adapter?

    There are a number of public level II charging stations with a conductive connector referred to as "Avcon" which to my understanding is electrically...

    Started by Marty, 09-30-2010 04:41 PM
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  14. Remote Fob (RKE) transmitter battery life

    My 2012 Volt (manufactured August 2011) has started giving me occasional "remote not detected" messages. I bought a new battery and tested both the...

    Started by erewhon, 11-16-2013 03:54 PM
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  15. Exclamation Battery Holds less when charging at home with 120V!

    When I charge at home with 120V, my route to work (39 miles) consumes ALL of my 40 to 42 mile "Fully Charged" battery and I might even have to resort...

    Started by mmvolt14, 09-14-2014 06:12 PM
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    battery efficiency
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    4 Weeks Ago 12:51 AM Go to last post
  16. Red face Canadian Volts will get 4G LTE hardware upgrades!

    This morning I logged into the RemoteLink app on my BlackBerry to check overnight charge, only to have it eventually come back with "Vehicles on this...

    Started by MrDuck85, 05-21-2014 10:31 AM
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  17. Which is more efficient? Hauling around a battery or an engine??

    My three Volt cross country drives have given me confidence that a 200 mile range EV with supercharging along my route would be just fine. Better...

    Started by Dan Manusos, 09-08-2014 11:42 PM
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  18. WOT performance

    I'm a new volt owner and have been paying attention to the power display during various driving conditions. The car is a 2014 model. One area that...

    Started by pswired, 09-07-2014 05:03 PM
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    09-09-2014 03:17 PM Go to last post
  19. Engine air intake noise

    Has anyone done any research into the feasibility of reducing the engine air intake noise? Since the ICE in these cars is running with the throttle...

    Started by pswired, 09-08-2014 07:24 PM
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    09-09-2014 03:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Cartridge Oil Filter

    I ran across an image of the Family 0 engine used in the Cruze which shows the use of a cartridge type oil filter (rather than the typical spin-on...

    Started by Fluke, 08-10-2010 06:41 PM
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    09-07-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post

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