Thanks for the help. Yesterday I was able to get 47.7 miles on a full charge. And today It is estimating 52 miles after driving to work. That will let me drive gas free to and from work. The trick for me was to stay off the express way and use the braking feature of L to slow down till the traffic light changes. I don't think I hit the brakes many time on the way to work. I also have started to precondition the car before driving in the morning. Is there any advantage to preconditioning a car that is parked in a parking lot all day? Now if I only can figure out what to do when winter gets here. Maybe I should transfer to Florida.
2011 VOLT # 0316 Silver with VOLT Logo in gray
With that in mind, I added some local travel on surface streets (below 50 MPH) to my commute today, and to my surprise, by the time that the ICE started, I had gone 46.8 miles! That's a personal record for me (and a good incentive to choose surface streets to highways when possible).
Another interesting thing that occurred was that when I stopped into a local social establishment featuring frosty beverages after work, my battery was depleted and the ICE was running. After resting for a few hours, my car then indicated 3 miles of remaining AER. I glided 3 miles on electricity and the engine came back on again as expected. Has anyone else experienced this "capacity soak-back" phenomenon? My theory is that the ambient temperature dropped (from 80 to 60 degrees F) as evening approached and the battery cooled down enough to make it feel "peppier" (technical term).
The cool weather has helped me too . I was averaging 36-38 miles per charge until a few days ago 43 . Today the weather was cool , bit of rain and heavy traffic and I got 51.9 miles !
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.
Black Volt # 1704
Red Volt # 1680