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  1. I just see CarZin as wondering if the loss of...

    I just see CarZin as wondering if the loss of range which he's observing is due to battery degradation. I don't think it is but it might be.

    I'm not confident that the small the loss of capacity...
  2. Congrats Rick and to all those members who got...

    Congrats Rick and to all those members who got their Volts.
  3. Thread: Volt Transmission

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    I think it's incredibly innovative. Planetary...

    I think it's incredibly innovative. Planetary transmissions have been around for a long time, but how GM has used it in combination with two motors and an engine is slick.
  4. Something is definitely wrong. Idaho National...

    Something is definitely wrong. Idaho National Labs have driven a Volt over 70K miles and measured a drop of less than a kWh (16.5 kWh --> 15.8 kWh). This means no real drop in usable energy....
  5. No one else has reported anything like this. The...

    No one else has reported anything like this. The OP here thinks there might be a couple of miles difference, but nothing like you're talking about and it could be any number of things. Do you...
  6. We had one member who took his car in. The dealer...

    We had one member who took his car in. The dealer drove it and, based on the range it got, concluded that the battery had an issue. I'd think that the first step would be to field test to determine...
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    In this case why didn't they support a bill which...

    In this case why didn't they support a bill which would have allowed all manufacturers to sell direct? Plus the reality is that different companies have different business models. Not every company...
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    I'm happy to agree that Tesla is a whore and Elon...

    I'm happy to agree that Tesla is a whore and Elon Musk is a lying psychopath. So what? The only issue is whether the government should force companies to sell through a dealer network. And on that...
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    +1. The PR department is worse than useless. They...

    +1. The PR department is worse than useless. They should take whoever championed this position and fire them. Too stupid for words.
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    Honda has five million vehicles affected by this...

    Honda has five million vehicles affected by this recall? OMG
  11. I think there is a misunderstanding about how...

    I think there is a misunderstanding about how prices are set. The last kWh purchased sets the price for all providers. So there isn't a situation where the utility company has to pay higher prices...
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    I think the answer is "no, we haven't seen it",...

    I think the answer is "no, we haven't seen it", but I think the suggestion that it would be covered under the emissions warranty is excellent. Depending on how this goes you might want to talk to a...
  13. Here is why I said I wouldn't worry about it:...

    Here is why I said I wouldn't worry about it: I've known people who have leased an EV, gotten the rebate, turned the leased vehicle in after two years, leased another EV, and gotten another credit. I...
  14. If this were a few months from now I might be...

    If this were a few months from now I might be interested. I'm thinking that the remaining term may be a little long for most people looking to assume a lease. But I'm hardly an expert in this area....
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    That's not what I've understood. Here is a Q&A...

    That's not what I've understood. Here is a Q&A with Straubel:

    Q: What about the communication protocol of the Combo Connector? Itís considered essential for V2G.

    A: Thatís fine. Weíre...
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    What WOT has said is that, assuming the battery...

    What WOT has said is that, assuming the battery is not stone dead, he thought it would work if it could deliver 5A of power at 14.5V for 5 minutes. Basically 6 wh.
  17. Sorry to hear about the accident but glad that...

    Sorry to hear about the accident but glad that everyone is OK.

    I wouldn't worry about the credit. Since you leased there may be an issue with the lease/loan amount being more than the FMV. Depends...
  18. Poll: I can't see the cost of the range extender being...

    I can't see the cost of the range extender being tied to its power output. Cost is mostly a factor of volume, so it's quite possible that a 75 kW range extender might cost less than a 25 kW range...
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    There are really only two standards: CCS and...

    There are really only two standards: CCS and CHAdeMO. Tesla uses the same signaling protocol as CCS. Just a different plug. So it would be easy to have an adapter. CHAdeMO is a different story. It's...
  20. Probably not quite ready for prime time but this...

    Probably not quite ready for prime time but this type of battery will play a critical role in bypassing the local electrical company. As solar becomes more prevalent, electrical utilities will try...
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