Bad News and Good News!
First the bad news: I had to put gas in my volt today. Funny because I have been driving the last few days without using any gas with an indicated 35 miles of range on the gas gauge. I stopped on my way home from work and when I came out of the store and started the car, it said low fuel warning. I was parked in a (looked to me) level parking lot.
Now the good news: I put in $10 worth of gas (2.4 gal) and that should get me at least through the summer! Got to love this car.
More good news: I broke 50 miles for the first time today. Left for work, 60 deg. in the garage, did a pre-start. Drove 2 miles on secondary roads, 10 miles on the freeway @ 62 mph. 8 more on 45 mph highway (@47 mph) and 1 1/2 on residential streets. Outside temp. 47 deg. No heat, no fan, drove in L, radio on. On the way home I realized that I could possibly break the 50 mile barrier, and I needed to make three stops on the way home so I avoided the freeway and drove 45 mph on a state highway (hit almost every light red!). Made it home with 6 miles to spare, so I drove 30 mph up and down the street near my house until I went over 50. I didn't want to get too far from home and end up using gas! This was done without MM, no ERDTLT, no hold mode. What a great car!
I have driven around 2350 miles and this is the first gas I have put in. Most of the gas was used during colder weather when the car went into ERDTLT mode.