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Re: Official GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid thread

Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:20 am

TomT wrote:But after that 70 miles, you are done for a while... That is not acceptable to many...
finman100 wrote:huh. so funny. i can do 70 miles on the freeway no problem. and no gas stops either. huh. go figure.
Or he just uses a gas car for the longer outings, the usual hypocrisy MO for a phev hater.
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Re: Official GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid thread

Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:33 am

No new Volt for you ...

GM pulls plug on Holden Volt in Australia (from AW dated 4/27/15)

Next-gen Volt to be LHD-only as just 246 Volts find homes Down Under

GM has made the decision not to produce the next-generation Volt in right-hand drive for foreign markets, which spells the end for the Holden Volt, according to a report from Motoring. The Holden version of the plug-in hybrid has been on sale since 2012 in Australia, but a grand total of only 246 examples have found buyers since the car's launch.

The Holden Volt for Australia, Chevrolet Volt for North America, Opel Ampera for Europe and its Vauxhall Ampera twin are all assembled at Detroit's Hamtramck Assembly plant, making the departure of an RHD model a big deal for the plant and the next-generation Volt, which is set to debut as a 2016 model.

Motoring cites the Australian market's general aversion to EVs for the lack of success for the Holden Volt -- the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV have also done poorly there. A price of $60,000 Australian dollars, which translates to approximately $47,100 U.S. dollars, is one of the factors cited by the publication for the lack of success for the Volt.

"Electric and hybrid vehicles in the (Australian) passenger car market make up less than 3 percent of sales," Holden's director of communication Sean Poppitt told Motoring. "I don't think it's fair to point out any one model. It's not like the Leaf or any other cars are selling strongly here."

There's no word yet on whether the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is expected to debut as a 2017 model in the U.S., will be produced in RHD form for Vauxhall.



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Re: Official GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid thread

Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:53 am

Eh, all the RHD countries have had the Outlander PHEV for years now. No sympathy from me!

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Re: Official GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid thread

Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:44 pm

the Leaf does the job for me. even the 300 mile trips (no gas).

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=19115" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

just stating my story. no hate. just like to set some 'records' straight.

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Re: Official GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid thread

Fri May 01, 2015 11:50 am

And there it is:

http://www.hybridcars.com/idaho-nationa ... -pure-evs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Now we just need GM to make it in a crossover.
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Re: Gen 1 GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid (2011-2015)

Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Via GCR:
High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... ns-learned" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Interesting that the owner says they started to see a shift from early adopters to early majority buyers, beginning last October.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Re: Gen 1 GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid (2011-2015)

Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:13 pm

GRA wrote:Via GCR:
High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... ns-learned" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Interesting that the owner says they started to see a shift from early adopters to early majority buyers, beginning last October.
I hope this is true. A change from early adopters to early majority buyers is good for all EVs. It means the shift to electrification is gaining traction.

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Re: Gen 1 GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid (2011-2015)

Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:50 pm

LKK wrote:
GRA wrote:Via GCR:
High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... ns-learned" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Interesting that the owner says they started to see a shift from early adopters to early majority buyers, beginning last October.
I hope this is true. A change from early adopters to early majority buyers is good for all EVs. It means the shift to electrification is gaining traction.
We can hope, although at the moment I think it's probably limited to PHEVs. I expect we'll have to wait until 2017+, for (Gen 2) BEVs to also cross the chasm.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Re: Gen 1 GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid (2011-2015)

Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:56 pm

GRA wrote:http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... ns-learned
"We have seen a shift in the last months, beginning around last October," Jeanson said. "These people come in and say, 'I have heard about electric car[s], can you give me some info please?'

"The only thing they know is that the car exists, and they are open-minded about considering electrics as their next vehicle," he continued. "They know virtually nothing or they have very low knowledge overall."
I didn't know much when I bought my 2014 Volt. It was more like a dream, that I could actually get to work on batteries. I did ask about the batteries, because of the Texas summer heat.
2014 Chevy Volt ...

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Re: Gen 1 GM Volt Plug-In Hybrid (2011-2015)

Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:02 pm

Via GCR:
2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... -at-39-mpg
Since taking delivery of his Volt on March 28, 2012, Belmer calculates lifetime "blended" fuel economy of 59.4 mpg (both electric and gasoline miles). That's better than the rated 50 mpg combined of the most efficient car without a plug sold in the U.S., the Toyota Prius hybrid. When operating on gasoline alone, he has averaged 38.6 mpg, slightly higher than the EPA rating. So far the Volt seems to be holding up well. At 200,000 miles, Belmer said there has been no apparent loss in battery capacity. His maintenance primarily consists of oil changes every 38,000 miles, and tire rotations at 10,000 miles.
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The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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