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by jamesrau
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Driving in low gear
Replies: 17
Views: 16592

Re: Driving in low gear

My top range in summer months was 45 miles. I too use low to decelerate to recoup whatever power I can, but normally drive in D. I would expect that the energy used to accelerate X mph is more that what you can recover decelerating in low for the same X mph. This would only NOT be true if the regen ...
by jamesrau
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Actual Kwh to charge the Volt
Replies: 6
Views: 5142

Re: Actual Kwh to charge the Volt

I've only had the Volt a few weeks and had been using the 120V charger. I just had the 240V charger installed for it's higher efficiency and recharge speed. Thinking about putting a meter on the 240 circuit to get a better measurement. Although Volts come with a hefty up front cost, you can't beat t...
by jamesrau
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Actual Kwh to charge the Volt
Replies: 6
Views: 5142

Actual Kwh to charge the Volt

I've been trying to compare the cost of commuting in my Volt compared to what I was spending on gas for my last car, a Toyota Avalon. At the end of each commute, which I can do without the gas generator kicking in, the car tells me the number of Kwh used since the last charge. What I'm not sure of i...
by jamesrau
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: 120 v ext cord
Replies: 16
Views: 14520

Re: 120 v ext cord

You'll notice the 120VAC charger cord gets warm while charging. If you use a 12 ga. extension, it will get about equally warm. To be safe, I picked up a 10 ga. extension, which handles the amperage better, and stays completely cool while charging. It may be overkill, but I'd go with 10 gauge.

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