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Volt Range *no discussion*

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013, 17:20
by Andrew
In this thread you can post your range and driving style/conditions for the Holden/Chevy Volt. Please keep this topic factual and leave discussion to other sections of the forums.

Volt Range *no discussion*

Posted: Fri, 21 Jun 2013, 00:44
by marty11
ok,

I will be the first..

58 kms range, winter now, in Snowys.. charged 3 times.. all 58km.

Expecting more in summer..

Holden Volt manufactured Jan 2013

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Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 16:10
by g4qber
volt did 72.3 @ 10.3 kWh
relatively flat road av speed 60 kmh
100 kmh stretch
then 80kmh

some road works so 40 - 60kmh

20 deg C

didn't check the wind direction / speed

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Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 16:13
by g4qber
did trip to Carnabys Park & Settlers Roadhouse Myalup last weekend
6.3L / 100km

@ freeway speeds 90, 100, 110
trying the volt on P100 now.

after hearing that my scooter instructor gets 50km extra when running on P100 vs 98RON

Volt Range *no discussion*

Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 17:15
by marty11
72.3 isnt too bad.. I havent tested my range yet.. shows 62km range, but I mainly use it around town so only charge it up once a week.

My 6.3 kw divided by 37.3 kms = 0.1689 kw per km = $0.05 cents per km on electric (Please note the figure from the wall will be slightly higher due to losses etc between the wall and the battery) .

This figure although pretty good, is only at town speeds.

I see your litres per 100 figure over 6.. was that with air con on?

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Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 22:03
by g4qber
Yes eco ac on intermittently
When I press auto it goes to max
I then alternate between Eco and min
This is what I would do in the imiev too
The fan on the volt seems to drone more noticeably than the imiev.

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Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 22:34
by marty11
g4qber wrote: did trip to Carnabys Park & Settlers Roadhouse Myalup last weekend
6.3L / 100km

@ freeway speeds 90, 100, 110
trying the volt on P100 now.

after hearing that my scooter instructor gets 50km extra when running on P100 vs 98RON


Just did 600 km's Jindabyne Snowy Mountains to Central Coast
599.3 km's....85.0 km all electric + 514.2 gas 15.0 kwh used 28.75 ltrs

4.8 l per 100 kms . . So total kms using extended range 599.3 kms.

Temp around 21 degrees.

Speed varied but mostly 115km per hour . Sometimes 120 . Speedo tested with Garmin and Volt shows 6 km per hour faster than Garmin . so Calibration out as you mentioned (This was at say 115km per hour)

Although those figure look good, factor in almost 3,000 feet drop in elevation from Jindabyne (960 metres above sea level) to zero above sea level ..

85km's range on ev was possible by use of regen whenever possible.

I expect on the return trip figures to be the other way around as I go back uphill! Took a pic on the mobile just before I started to re- charge just now.

But v. happy with this trips figures!

Yours seems pretty good , after thinking about it, as my kwh's used is 15, so approx 4.4 was regen provided going downhill. Take theregen provide kms off the 85 range achieved, and our figures arent that far apart.

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Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 20:37
by amp hour
My 1/2013 Volt now has 20600km on the clock and used 168.9 litres of fuel for 0.8 L/100km. Including trips to Denmark and MR.No problems.

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Posted: Thu, 08 May 2014, 14:35
by g4qber
i've been getting 62km range estimate at full charge
473km estimated generated power using P100 fuel from United Petroleum

travelling at 100kmh on Mitchell Fwy
2014 autumn in Perth

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Posted: Sat, 12 Jul 2014, 16:19
by g4qber
56km July 12 2014 mid winter in Perth West Aus

was also taking the volt around Barbagallo track yesterday.
interestingly the battery level was dropping at race speeds even when set in HOLD mode.
probably cos the volt is using battery to boost performance.
unfortunately volt is not programmed to charge battery back to 80% like outlander.

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Posted: Fri, 05 Dec 2014, 20:04
by BWSS
I have only had my Volt for a few months now but in the colder weather I could get 65-70K per charge, every day, heater up high and heated seats on, warmer weather now and it's rare to get under 85K from a charge with aircon on and not exactly driving slow.

I have 3 phase at home and used to charge at home only, now I charge at the car park at the Adelaide City Council car park in the mornings, mostly on quick charge to get out quick to let others in for the afternoon - part of charging etiquette.

It does not seem to make any difference how I set the charge rate but I prefer if possible to slow charge when I can to be kinder to the batteries, even though they are warranted for 8 years, in fact the whole electrics, drive train, batteries, motors, the lot are all warranted for 8 years.

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Posted: Wed, 07 Jan 2015, 01:15
by g4qber
was using 7.1L / 100km doing high speed travel
volt normally would consume 6.3L / 100km @ 110kmh

charged up last night, got 66km on range meter.

used 32amp circontrol wallbox from e-station.com.au
as it negotiates a 15 amp charge and doesn't trip RCDs.

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Posted: Fri, 25 Dec 2015, 15:02
by marty11
http://insideevs.com/2016-chevrolet-vol ... le-charge/

It should read 108 miles. .still, although he is a hypermiler, that is around 174 kilometers electric, on a single charge - in a PHEV, with spare generator to go on gas another 400 + kms. Well suited to Australia, pity we cannot buy them .

Best I have done is 85 kilometres electric in my 2013, but that was at a speed of 115.

Re: Volt Range *no discussion*

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:10
by Peter C in Canberra
Second-hand Volt bought in Summer early 2018. I got 75km routinely on the guessometer in Summer and 55km in Canberra Winter. Now as it warms up again, it has crept up to about 70km. A tank full of petrol adds 600km.