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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Volt Stats!

Even if you don't have a Chevy Volt, "Volt Stats!" is an interesting place to browse. Here is one example from the Hall of Fame:

Details for Volt #2011-02161 (CT GM-Volt):

Car Information / Rankings

Location:Stamford, CT
Last Updated:12/22/2013 10:45:17 PM CST
EV Miles:24032.74#155 / 92.6%
Total Miles:24070.42#367 / 82.5%
EV %:99.8%#3 / 99.9%
MPG:10339.43#1 / 100%
MPGe:92.31#31 / 98.6%
MPGCS:16.19#2062 / 1.6%
Group Membership(s):

This is a 2011 Volt with 24,000 miles and it has been driven in EV 99.8% of the time. Wow, all but 38 miles were powered by the batteries. 

The obvious question is why does this person have a Volt instead of a Nissan Leaf or similar pure EV? Well, I have not asked him, but maybe he likes the Chevy brand, or even though nearly all of their driving is on electric, they are not ready to give up the safetynet of the gasoline back up until the infrastructure is more widely deployed. 

Whatever the reason, the goal is to having personal transportation powered efficiently and cleanly. 

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