VIN # B0985
VIN # B0985
However, my wife didn't like the Insight because it was cramped and uncomfortable. We had a series of Infinitis for her use and for trips.
I traded in a 2007 Acura RDX on my 2012 Volt, which currently is at 212 MPG. My wife died of cancer a few years ago, but she would have loved the Volt. It's quiet and comfortable, a pleasure to drive on the twisty roads in our hill country, and a very stable Interstate cruiser as well. The Acura averaged 19 MPG for usage similar to the Volt's -- so I'm using less than a tenth of the amount of gas required by the Acura.
My driving patterns don't allow me that high MPG.. but I've tracked my data by hand an on voltstats.net, and found it to be dead on.
We do know there are games people can play to keep the "miles on a tank" and other stats from seeing the maintenance burns, but the overall MPG is always impacted as its based on lifetime MPG in the car which is impacted.
BoultVolt Red 2011 #3745. More freedom than electric.
Personal best, 82.1 miles on one charge.
While I'm moderator my job there is to delete spam. To be clear, in my posts I'm speaking as myself. These views are my own and don't represent this board, my university, employer,etc.
The Volt is an incredible car to help ween this nation off imported oil. I applaud all of them.
VIN: C-10318, Crystal Red, Light Neutral Leather
06/01/11 - Deposit placed on a 2012 Volt. | 11/14/11 - ECOtality Installs Blink EVSE | 12/03/11 - Volt arrives home! | 11/26/12 First trip to the gas station due to FMM.
Lifetime Stats - 5,800 mpg | EV Miles: 27,000 | ICE Miles: 139 | EV% 99.5 | Gallons Used: 4.5 | Est Gal Saved: 1174 | $4,402 Saved
EV Range Record: 56.0 miles | Volt Stats | HOF Score: 5
The reality is, using MPG is really just trying to express how much it cost to operate a traditional car. So I usually try to switch to talking about how much it is costing me to drive the Volt per month or how far I can go in distance for the equivalent cost of a gallon of gas. For example, I can do a full charge for approx. $0.60 and usually get between 45 & 50 CD miles/charge. This works out to roughly 250 - 300 MPGe (YMMV). Still some big numbers, but people will accept it, but they usually still look a little puzzled.
So it is Voltstats fault for presenting unrealistic numbers, and is a misuse of data that is collected from Onstar.
VIN # B0985
How much is that in rods per hogshead?
Why not use MPG? I've had my Volt long enough now to have an electric bill with the car's charging included on the useage. I find that I cannot really determine the cost of charging the car on the bill. It went up $9.20 over last month, and that also includes setting up and running the window A/C units at my house due to the increase in temps outside. How much did the window A/C units add to the cost of the bill vs. the car?
2012 Chevy Volt (7184 mi) - 307.9 mpg current tank 74.3 mpg lifetime
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2004 Saturn ION Redline (9k)
1995 Tiffin Allegro Bay (43k)
1968 International Scout 800 (project)
If you are concerned about total energy usage of the Volt, of course you must consider the electricity used.
If you are concerned about cost of operation, you must consider the electricity used and how much it costs.
If you are concerned about pollution, you must consider the electricty and how it is generated.
But I didn't buy a Volt to save money (although, in my particular case, I am).
And I didn't buy a Volt to reduce pollution (although, again, in my state, I am).
I bought a Volt for one reason: to reduce my purchases of foreign oil. And for that, mpg is the perfect metric.