I'm going on my first long trip with my Volt in a few weeks and I'd like to juice up the battery using Mountain Mode before arriving at my destination and then going to all-EV mode while driving during my stay in that area.
Does anyone know how many miles before arriving at my destination should I flip over to Mountain Mode so I can have about 35 miles of EV range when I arrive? From my experience, I'm gaining roughly one mile of EV range for every one mile of Mountain Mode driving. Does that jibe with what others are getting?
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