BoultVolt Red 2011 #3745. More freedom than electric.
Personal best, 82.1 miles on one charge.
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I'm in FL and I agree that it would be nice to warm up on gas. It's not really a big deal to me, as I am usually plugged in to 240V and can precondition, but it makes a HUGE difference in the winter on how far I can go. It would be nice to have the defrost work quicker too on occasion. Lots of humidity here for that.
I imagine a lot of people don't drive as far as me, so usuing up some electricity on the heat isn't a big deal. But there have been times I would like EV hold.
2013 Volt #D8115
Formerly 2011 Volt #B1514
I usually remote start the volt, then when I'm ready to drive away (or sometimes while I still wait at home), I unplug from the grid, start the vehicle fully, then open the hood, and close it right away.
Since the Volt starts the engine any time the hood is opened, and keeps it running for a few minutes until it warms up, I'm on GAS for the first few miles of my trip.
I haven't tested to see if this actually creates significant heat or extends my driving range on electric, but I assume it does, and have used this several times.
This is really an example of GM being obtuse. Just being able to adjust the gen cut-out level for mountain mode would be great. Come on GM try for really happy campers with a little after-sale support/improvement.
2012 White Diamond