Originally Posted by NotTarts
The EPA 2.84 miles per kWh estimate for the Volt is very low . The only time I use that much energy is when I step into a hot car and the A/C has to cool on max for the first few minutes . After that , I normally get 3.5 - 4.3 miles per kWh . Today I went to the post office and used 2.1 kWh for an 8.1 mile round trip . (3.8 miles per kWh)
Conditions : 103 degree heat , a few stops for signal lights , 43- 50 mph when not stopped .
My 2 cents on the Tesla 60 kWh and 85 kWh battery packs . They have one advantage that people are forgetting . They aren't going to be regularly drained to less than 30 % like the others because few people drive more than 120 miles on a daily basis .
Last edited by sinnombre; 08-08-2012 at 04:19 AM.
2012 Volt - Veridian Joule , Two tone Leather - placed into service 8/3/2012
2012 Volt - Summit White - Leather with Bose . placed into service 6/5/2012
Level 2 Blink EVSE , Best Charge 52.3 miles .
Best full gallon of gas - 48.8 Mpg.