KW to charge not cost

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KW to charge not cost

Postby Idomeneus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:53 am

Hi all, considering a 2014 volt. I know it has a 16.5 kwh battery but I am trying to figure out how much juice it actually takes to charge it. I have a PV solar system that averages about 40kwh per day. Am I right in thinking that it takes 16.5 kwh to charge the volt or am I missing something. I would be charging every night since my commute is about 35 miles round trip. Thank you.

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Re: KW to charge not cost

Postby leppard3 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:50 pm

My 2011 has a 16 kwh battery of which only 10.3 is usable. The Volt only uses about 65% of battery capacity to ensure longevity. On the site, it says I am using about 12kwh to charge. I am lucky that my electricity charge during off peak hours is only 7 cents per kwh which equates to 84 cents per full charge.
And just for some information, when brand new, Chevy said the 2011 Volt would get 35 miles per charge. My Volt is now 7 years old, over 110,000 miles and today I got nearly 41 miles on a full charge.
So, to answer your question, I would ESTIMATE you would use just under 13kwh for a full charge.

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