I just got back from an extended road trip to Asheville, NC and Nashville, TN. 1500+ miles. Lot of fairly long hills both up and down. 2011 Volt worked outstanding with max regen turned on (L-ow) and Mountain Mode. Stayed at a AirBNB location in Asheville where I charged overnight. Great driving around the area for hikes using quiet electric drive.EVforRobert wrote:finman100 wrote:I haven't quite wrapped my head around the Volt versus Leaf? Why would someone compare (or want) a gas engine hybrid commuter to an all-electric EV?
Weekend trips and vacations are possible with a PHEV. Almost all my gas miles were on five trips. Most days I never used gas by charging at home or public chargers. The Volt is an extremely capable and versatile vehicle!
Not quite easy in a Tesla yet but pretty close. Will need to take a long drive in the wife's 2016 Volt in another month to see how it cruises.
2016 Superchargers - http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger