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Old 05-18-2017, 06:30 PM   #181 (permalink)
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So they installed a 220 outlet in the parking lot at work this week so the CEO can charge his new Tesla when he drives up from West Palm. He only comes up about once every 6 weeks, so I asked if they'd mind if I charge the Volt with it when he's not here, and they said "yes", so now I find myself in need of a cheap 220 charger!

There's nothing better than not using gas and not having to pay for the electricity!


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Old 05-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #182 (permalink)
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You can rewrite the factory EVSE to use 220. Check out YouTube for a guide.
I use a 220 clipper creek at home, and carry the factory 120 with me.
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You can rewrite the factory EVSE to use 220. Check out YouTube for a guide.
I use a 220 clipper creek at home, and carry the factory 120 with me.
2013 + Volt EVSEs are easy to wire for dual voltage but a duosida is dual voltage and 16 amp rated from the factory for $160 shipped
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:27 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:11 PM   #185 (permalink)
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I think I'll just modify my current cord. The cost of a new cord would negate any savings by plugging in at work for years to come

That will be the cheapest route to take and the You tube video was pretty explicit. I think I can follow along with it and make it happen, it looks easier than the kill switch was on the Insight
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On the way to work this morning I used 3.6 kWh, the lowest usage I have recorded so far for the 19.05 mile trip. Normally I use between 3.7 and 4.1 on the morning commute, but on Saturday at 5:30 in the morning I can really hypermile it

If my math is correct it equals about 178 mpg
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:30 AM   #187 (permalink)
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Blew my previous best mpg efforts right out of the water this morning on the way to work! I just set the bar at 194 mpg, so it's going to be tough for me to top that one

There was very light traffic and I was able to hypermile the entire way (well, with the AC on Eco mode and fan speed on its lowest setting for half the drive in, so I could have done a little better).

I drove 19 miles and it still has a 31 mile range for the trip home. The Volt is a pretty amazing car!

I see I need to pump the tires up a bit





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I'm gonna have to ask you to stop posting such positive things about your Volt. My Prius is a perfectly adequate car and I shouldn't have to deal with you shaming me into upgrading. :P

That works out to 174wh/mi, which is pretty impressive for a ~4000lb car. My ebike plus me weighed under 200lb and used about 30wh/mi. Ebike is much more efficient per person with a single occupant, but the 43.5wh/mi per person you'd be getting with 4 people in the car plus some AC is pretty sweet.
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Yes! 195 mpgE. And zero gas.

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