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  1. The used one looks promising but needs to come...

    The used one looks promising but needs to come down in price a bit more. You could offer them 15,600 and see if they bite.
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    At least we aren't in the 1000 mph winds of...

    At least we aren't in the 1000 mph winds of Jupiter or 900*F climate on Venus. Tornados - just get 2 feet below the surface and you should be safe... :)

    I do hate tornados. Friends of our...
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    Batteries are not transitors, so, the scale and...

    Batteries are not transitors, so, the scale and scope of evolution will differ. It is chemistry over nano-scale silicon etching equipment.

    It would be like saying we can double the energy density...
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    You shouldn't see much degredation. If you...

    You shouldn't see much degredation. If you intend on using more battery miles than gas, look for an off lease Volt with high miles but low electric miles (or low lifetime mpg - like 45 or 50). That...
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    Poll: Other for me. 2004 Mazda 6 sport wagon w/ MTX. ...

    Other for me. 2004 Mazda 6 sport wagon w/ MTX. Nice car, kept it in good shape for seven and a half years. Had to get a clutch at 85K miles. I liked the wagon design a touch better than the Volt...
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    Fluff article from the OP up there. Given the...

    Fluff article from the OP up there.

    Given the actual USA sales numbers, 2015 is shaping up to be a flat-year of growth. Review monthly sales scorecard at www.insideevs.com who keep a good eye on...
  7. ~5.2 kWh My 2011 uses 10.4 to drive. I used a...

    ~5.2 kWh

    My 2011 uses 10.4 to drive. I used a Kill-a-Watt to monitor 120V charging last year. It used 13 kWh from the wall socket.
  8. The fuel tank system is totally overengineered. ...

    The fuel tank system is totally overengineered. I just had a repair on the fuel evaporator pump for the tank. The door has a sensor and a release button system and electronics. Give me a simple gas...
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    This is my feelings as well. Why pay up for a...

    This is my feelings as well. Why pay up for a new car and start up payments all over again, when the best financial choice is to keep a Volt long term. Gas prices falling is a negative for sales...
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    Used Volts, with the right commute, are a...

    Used Volts, with the right commute, are a fantastic buy. Make sure you can run the car's Vin # through the local Chevy Shop's service department to verify all customer-satisfaction updates have been...
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    Miles per gallon. The point of the volt is to...

    Miles per gallon. The point of the volt is to use less gas. Mpg is proper and is not false advertising.

    Teslas indirectly use gas. All the employees who drive their ICE cars to the plant and to...
  12. Which is why i want to see and buy a Voltec CUV...

    Which is why i want to see and buy a Voltec CUV in later 2016. If they make one. I do not want to have to buy an import. I also do not subscribe to buying a 100% imported vehicle to be green. Not...
  13. Best way to buy a Volt from the US and take it to...

    Best way to buy a Volt from the US and take it to Canada is buy a used one. Easy import and no tax credit issues. Can be had for $18K USD, or $20K CAD, roughly.
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    Baseload supply is adjusted with: Natural gas...

    Baseload supply is adjusted with:
    Natural gas peaker plant
    Adjusting frequency
    Adjusting voltage
    Sending downstream signals to adjust demand with certain customers

    And it happens primarily...
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    Using a kill-a-watt device a while back, i found...

    Using a kill-a-watt device a while back, i found that the volt used 13.0 kWh to charge the car's 10.4 kWh usable capacity. This is because the power in the form of electrons are not stored directly...
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    What PA did was deployed a graduating plan for...

    What PA did was deployed a graduating plan for EVs. First year, 3500, then i think 2500 and then 2000. Done in chunks of 1000 and 500 cars with renewed extensions. They made a few mistakes and...
  17. The farthest I want to drive in a day is about...

    The farthest I want to drive in a day is about 400 miles. A one hour charging stop after 200 miles would work out fine. But they have to be somewhat prevalent out there. 45 kWh usable, 50 total,...
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    Don't forget cold temps lower tire pressure and...

    Don't forget cold temps lower tire pressure and when it drops, so does range. I keep mine at 39-40 psi even when temps are 30F. Have had to lower pressure on some days when air temps rise so they...
  19. 400 miles in a Volt? Yawn...

    400 miles in a Volt? Yawn...
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    They may want new customers. I don't see a lot...

    They may want new customers. I don't see a lot of new ESVE installations going on out there for new commercial J-1772. If they are like Car Charging (current Blink owners, etc.) - there is perhaps...
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