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    Thread: Volt Pic Post.........High VOLTage or Low? Post pictures and stories/experiences of your Volt or someone's you know or have driven.

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      10-16-2011 08:12 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Corbic View Post
      I'm well aware that of the aerodynamics advantages. I'm also doubt that is why these guys went with the shape. The Prius no doubt did it for aerodynamics. Honda and now GM are doing it because they are Prius knock-offs.


      If makers truly cared that much, then the Mazda 3, Golf, xB, Cube, Focus et al would all look like the Prius.
      You are an idiot. I have no other response to this post. See the link above for a proper history lesson on the design.

    2. 10-16-2011 08:22 PM #27
      "Carey Bailey, who drives 30 miles each day to work in Sutherlin in northern Douglas County, said he was unimpressed with electric cars that were so compact that they made him feel claustrophobic.

      Bailey, who has been driving a Chevrolet Volt since January, described the financial benefits of his new car. He commutes daily to Sutherlin and said he swapped a $500 monthly gas bill for a $30 increase in his electricity bill."

      Really? 30 miles to work, 30 miles home = 60 miles. With 23 working days per month, figure 1380 miles.

      At $3.50 per gallon that is 142 gallons of fuel. So he USED to burn 142 gallons of fuel to go 1380 miles? That's a whopping 9.7mpg. I call total horsecrap on that.
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      10-16-2011 08:26 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      "Carey Bailey, who drives 30 miles each day to work in Sutherlin in northern Douglas County, said he was unimpressed with electric cars that were so compact that they made him feel claustrophobic.

      Bailey, who has been driving a Chevrolet Volt since January, described the financial benefits of his new car. He commutes daily to Sutherlin and said he swapped a $500 monthly gas bill for a $30 increase in his electricity bill."

      Really? 30 miles to work, 30 miles home = 60 miles. With 23 working days per month, figure 1380 miles.

      At $3.50 per gallon that is 142 gallons of fuel. So he USED to burn 142 gallons of fuel to go 1380 miles? That's a whopping 9.7mpg. I call total horsecrap on that.
      This JUST in: Guys will say anything to justify a purchase when their wife is hounding them about how $38,000 just disappeared from their joint checking account.
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    4. 10-16-2011 08:30 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      you really, really, really are a dumbass mother****er...

      No they wouldn't...

      You think the Volt went from its concept, to what it currently is, because they wanted it to rip off the prius?

      gtfo you retard
      OK you fowl mouthed swine -


      Why is the Cruze and Malibu not shape like a tear drop? Why is the Fit not a Tear Drop?

      Seems to me that only Hybrids and electric cars are riding the tear-drop bandwagon.. one started with Toyota.

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      10-16-2011 08:32 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      At $3.50 per gallon that is 142 gallons of fuel. So he USED to burn 142 gallons of fuel to go 1380 miles? That's a whopping 9.7mpg. I call total horsecrap on that.
      We don't know what he went from to the Volt. He could have been driving an old Dodge Ramcharge with a 318 and a messed up transmission or a rotary engined car.

    6. 10-16-2011 08:33 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Corbic View Post
      OK you fowl mouthed swine -


      Why is the Cruze and Malibu not shape like a tear drop? Why is the Fit not a Tear Drop?

      Seems to me that only Hybrids and electric cars are riding the tear-drop bandwagon.. one started with Toyota.
      So I have bird lips around a pig body??



      Hmm... Me thinks the ev1 was pretty tear dropped...

      and they arent, because those vehicles are NOT for PURE mileage... hybrids/etc. are all for their fuel efficiency...
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      10-16-2011 08:39 PM #32
      I see Leafs (Leaves?) on almost a daily basis in eco-happy Portland/Vancouver, and I still haven't seen a Volt at a dealership or in the wild.

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      10-16-2011 08:41 PM #33
      new jersey owner talks about it



      "The lease is a really great deal for two reasons. First, I am only paying $337 a month and second, it is kind of like an extended beta test," said DiPisa. "I wanted to take a three-year lease, see where the development of the next model of Volt goes and take it from there when the lease is up. Given the homerun they hit with the first version, I'm sure I will be financing the second version when my lease is up."


      "I get up in the morning, remote start the car for about five minutes to get the temperature nice, drive to work and then drive home at the end of the day. Just plug it in overnight and you're good to go the next day," said DiPisa. "The beauty of it is, even if you forget to plug it in, or if you drive further than the electric range, there is no worrying because you can keep going on the gas if you have to. I've gotten into a routine, just like plugging in my cell phone every night."
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      Mike DiPisa had been behind the wheel of a 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer, which averaged about 14 city and 19 highway miles per gallon. He dumped in about $100 a month to get where he needed, including his 26-mile round trip work commute to Hackensack where he is a web content and community manager for Slingo.com.
      DiPisa said he was given the car with eight gallons of gas in December and still has four in the tank.
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      10-16-2011 08:47 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      At $3.50 per gallon that is 142 gallons of fuel. So he USED to burn 142 gallons of fuel to go 1380 miles? That's a whopping 9.7mpg. I call total horsecrap on that.
      I can only guess the monthly gas bill includes trips around town, not JUST work commuting.

      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      So I have bird lips around a pig body??

      Hmm... Me thinks the ev1 was pretty tear dropped...

      and they arent, because those vehicles are NOT for PURE mileage... hybrids/etc. are all for their fuel efficiency...
      Win on all counts with this post

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      10-16-2011 08:59 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Corbic View Post
      OK you fowl mouthed swine -


      Why is the Cruze and Malibu not shape like a tear drop? Why is the Fit not a Tear Drop?

      Seems to me that only Hybrids and electric cars are riding the tear-drop bandwagon.. one started with Toyota.


      Haha but no seriously. I want a volt. I think they're sweet.
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      10-16-2011 09:19 PM #36
      Frank Calciano's car (from 1st post) is low to the ground. So low that you'll scrap the rubber airdam on driveways and speedbumps easily. A little unnerving, but harmless

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    12. 10-16-2011 10:09 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Corbic View Post
      OK you fowl mouthed swine -


      Why is the Cruze and Malibu not shape like a tear drop? Why is the Fit not a Tear Drop?
      Because there are tradeoffs to the design. This why the Fit, emphasizing utility and cargo room, does not have the same profile as the Insight despite riding on the same platform.

      Seems to me that only Hybrids and electric cars are riding the tear-drop bandwagon.. one started with Toyota.
      Started with Toyota? Let's see

      First generation Prius (01-03):



      First generation Insight (00-05):



      Second generation Prius (04-09):



      Looks like it is the other way around there.

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      10-16-2011 10:17 PM #38
      Up in Saline, Michigan



      Mark Hildebrandt developed a fondness for solar energy back in the 1970s. Over the years, it became his vocation. So, it's fitting that he counts on the sun to charge his Chevrolet Volt, right? Hildebrandt, owner of Sunventrix Solar in Saline, MI, says that:

      I made the switch to renewable energy a while ago, and thus with solar energy, I can power my house, charge my Volt and pump energy back into the grid, which I get credit for. As more Volts are sold, I believe the demand for solar charging stations will increase. I have spoken to a handful of Volt owners in Michigan that are really interested in charging their Volts from solar energy.
      Hildebrandt is not the only one that's harnessing the sun's energy to charge his Volt. ZD Wines' chief executive officer, Robert deLeuze, has counted on the sun to power his California-based winery since 2007. Now, deLeuza's Volt is often plugged into the winery's photovoltaic system. DeLeuza's claims that:

      Solar power generation makes sense, and I think the Volt will help generate more interest in home installations. ZD Wines has had a solar power station for the past three years and purchasing my Volt was a driving factor in installing a solar photovoltaic system at my house.
      Of course, even General Motors relies on the power of the sun to charge Volts at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant before the vehicles are hauled away to dealerships.
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      10-16-2011 10:28 PM #39
      DiPisa said he was given the car with eight gallons of gas in December and still has four in the tank.
      Shouldn't one worry about Bad Gas?

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      10-16-2011 10:43 PM #40
      it's all been built in to the programs.

      If you don't burn enough of it, the car takes over and burns the gas before it goes stale

      The Volt’s computer system is monitoring this activity—keeping track when the gas door opens and closes, how much time has passed, and how many EV miles you’ve driven since the gas engine was last called into action. If you open the gas door, but don’t put in any gas, the Volt knows. The car’s system is double-checking to make sure that new fuel has been added, because old stale gasoline is potentially bad for the system and bad for emissions. An outside temperature sensor is even keeping track of hot days to determine if the fuel might be cooking.

      If you haven’t burned fuel for a while, the dashboard display will encourage you to burn some gas, by driving the vehicle beyond its 40 miles battery-supplied power. You can ignore the call to action, but after two warnings about the need to drive using some gasoline, the car will take matters into its own hands. The Volt will then start up the gas engine in order to burn off stale gasoline, circulate engine oil, and pressurize the engine system.

      When the car completes this “engine and fuel maintenance mode,” it shuts down again, giving the reins solely back to the electric motor. At that point—for drivers who stay close to home—the gasoline is again left in reserve for days, weeks or months, until your next rare and infrequent trip to the pumps.
      http://www.plugincars.com/putting-th...olt-69473.html

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      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      10-17-2011 12:56 AM #41


      Nathan Pinsley 26... first time car buyer.

      has it in New York city. Plugs into his underground garage.

      What’s your favorite Volt feature?

      Aside from the obvious (low-emission driving and freedom from oil dependence), my favorite feature is the "L" gear which makes stop and go driving in NYC much more tolerable because I can use the Volt's regenerative braking for "one pedal driving" instead of constantly switching back and forth to the brake pedal. Truly an under advertized feature.
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      10-17-2011 01:09 AM #42
      im going to try hard as hell to convince my dad to get one of these as his next car. his company gets him a car every 5 years or 100k miles and hes been driving an acadia, 7 passenger and 16mpg, to work and back every day by himself for the past few years.

      hes convinced that our family needs a big car for long trips, with 2 kids in college and last summer myself and my sister living in dc and richmond doing internships, he only had my mom and little brother to drive around. i think its time for him to abandon the 90s love for cheap fuel and oversized cars.
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      10-17-2011 01:26 AM #43
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      Or what if you are in an area without cell coverage?
      Then you shouldn't buy a Volt in the first place because you live in the middle of nowhere.

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      10-17-2011 01:43 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      "Carey Bailey ... swapped a $500 monthly gas bill for a $30 increase in his electricity bill."

      At $3.50 per gallon that is 142 gallons of fuel. So he USED to burn 142 gallons of fuel to go 1380 miles? That's a whopping 9.7mpg. I call total horsecrap on that.
      I wanted to look at the other side too, the $30 of electricity. A quick internet search pegs the energy consumption at about 3.8 cents per mile. Now assuming he gets free electricity at work (which is a trend that will likely only last until enough people do it to make it too expensive for employers) he's still paying for something like 700 miles worth. 700 * 0.038 = $26.6. Although the gas bill seems to be inflated bigtime, I can believe a $250/month gas bill and given the free electricity at work, the math seems to support a modest $30/month worth of electricity. So at least half of what he said checks out.

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      10-17-2011 06:10 AM #45
      Cool info

    21. 10-17-2011 07:12 AM #46
      I just love this car, its one of the best cars in the world. I don't know why, but i find it better than some of the leading cars in the market.

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      10-17-2011 08:41 AM #47
      Write up on Merit Herman's car




      Herman, an executive with a Santa Cruz-based food nutritionals company, agrees with the accolades. He says the car’s performance has exceeded his expectations.

      Buying an electric car probably isn’t a stretch for the 45-year-old married father of twins. After all, the roof of his two-story home is covered with solar panels. But the self-professed “solar geek” says he’s not a tree-hugging environmentalist, he’s just a practical spender who was also committed to buying an American car.
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      10-17-2011 08:43 AM #48
      I could see my family having a Chevy Volt on one side of the garage, and a Tesla Model S on the other...
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    24. 10-17-2011 09:14 AM #49
      Love this car. I can't wait until the second gen of the system, and hopefully they fit it in a smaller car like a Cruze or Sonic.

    25. 10-17-2011 09:37 AM #50
      Can you guys post links if you're getting these stories from articles on other sites? I appreciate the info though. The Volt is a very cool car, it will be interesting to see how far the price of the technology can come down in the next decade or so.

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