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Old 12-05-2018, 08:32 PM   #261 (permalink)
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Food for thought. My old cellphone (maybe not directly comparable
Would be nice to hear from someone else who knows a lot more than I do.
The Volts battery is babied at c/5 charging rates, issues start around c/1

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Old 01-01-2019, 04:56 PM   #262 (permalink)
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Took the license bracket brick off the front of Ruby today. Since Florida only has a rear tag there's no need for it, and it ruined the look of the grille so off it came. Took about ten minutes to remove it. I had to drill out four rivets, unfortunately that meant there were four holes in the grille from when the frame was attached

It didn't turn out perfect (since I used aluminum tape over the four rivet holes as a temporary measure) but it looks a lot better than it did, and I'm sure there's a little aero gain there

I'll look for a permanent solution at some point, but this will do for now

On a side note it's been unseasonably warm even for Florida for the last week so I'm seeing my best numbers yet in the Volt, and over a 70 mile EV range. Hope the warm snap lasts all the way to spring (which is February here)





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Old 01-02-2019, 02:36 AM   #263 (permalink)
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I don’t normally like chrome, but I LOVE the beak on the new Volt!
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:42 AM   #264 (permalink)
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That looks a ton better. I'll have to see it in person, but I don't think you'd really notice it without looking for it.
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It showed 73 miles of estimated EV range this morning.

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Wow, the license plate bracket is a great mod. Lol
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Gained another mile of estimated EV range, and I still think there's room for improvement
Not sure what these top out at but I don't feel like I've hit the ceiling yet

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Well, the worst mpg I've ever recorded in a Volt still beats the best mpg I ever managed in either of my Insights

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This is about as high as I can get the mpge in 45 degree weather. This was my normal commute - it was chilly last might on the way home and really cold (for Florida) this morning

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This is about as high as I can get the mpge in 45 degree weather. This was my normal commute - it was chilly last might on the way home and really cold (for Florida) this morning

I dont feel so bad then, getting 358wh/mile with almost no concern for fe and 30f today, rainy(freezing variety), windy, etc.

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