It is interesting that most of us, myself included, are driving almost 100% everyday on battery and using only limited gasoline. My average daily driving is between 35 and 40 miles so my Volt is close to depleted everyday but it is very rare for me to hit ICE mode. For me, this car nails my driving perfectly right now and in the winter it will likely still be fine as I do less daily driving in the winter ( too cold to go out for lunch for example ) and if I burn a little more fuel in the winter then it is really no different compared to an ICE mobile as they burn more in winter too.
Originally Posted by Eric
The Volt is very well designed to fit the average daily city driver. So suited in fact that they probably do not need to extend the range much more than it goes now. In other words, it would be a shame to never use gas with all of that range extending technology! Of course, I have an ICE machine for longer trips where it makes sense for comfort and luggage room and the cost of gas becomes part of your vacation as opposed to your regular household budget.
Eventually, the Volt or its replacement 10 years out will do me fine when I revert back to single vehicle retirement mode.
2013 Silver Ice Metallic, Jet Black Premium Trim, Bose Sound, Safety Pkg 1
Sun Country Highway/Clipper Creek LCS-25 240v Charger
Best range so far - 73.2km
Worst range so far - 29.3km