Chevy Volt: Q & A #1

Website: http://MrEnergyCzar.com This is my Chevy Volt question and answer video series, session number one, where I’m answering my followers questions directly and giving a shout out to their channels and questions.

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Autobatteries asks, “What is the Volt battery warranty?” For most of the country it’s 8 years and 100,000 miles. For California residents it’s 10 years 150,000 miles. After 8 to 10 years you should expect to lose about 10% to 30% of your original 38 mile range. This would put you at about a 25-28 mile range after 8 to 10 years which is excellent.

Electriccarvideos asks, “Why isn’t the Volt drivetrain duplicated across other GM cars such as the Cruze or the Malibu?” For many reasons but mostly because it costs a lot. The Volt drivetrain is just being scaled up now. They are looking to put it into a more expensive car at the end of 2013, the Cadillac ELR. I would expect that other GM vehicles will begin to have it, possibly a crossover vehicle, I don’t officially know.

Urnzwayzmoove asks, “What are your thoughts on the Nissan Leaf?” For a pure EV, it’s a great car. Some people were getting a lease deal of $200 or $220 per month for a lease on a Leaf for three years. That is very cheap. My only concern is the batteries aren’t liquid cooled. You have your range anxiety and the charging infrastructure isn’t out there yet. If you need to go far, and that’s your only car, that would be a problem for me. The reason I got the Volt was because I needed to have just one car with unlimited range. That’s what is great about the Volt. The pure electric, such as the Ford Focus EV, has a liquied cooled battery. If I had to choose either a Leaf or Ford Focus EV, I’d choose the Ford Focus just because the batteries are liquid cooled. Keep those questions coming and I’ll be sure to shout out your channel if I answer your question in the next video.

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4 Comments

  1. Do charging stations around the country have 240 v cords or do I have to buy one?

    • The stations come with them built in….you just pull your car in and plug it in…

      MrEnergyCzar

  2. I am looking to buy a volt soon and would like to build my own home solar powered charging system. Do you know of any links that show a person how, as far as watts needed and and battery quanitity needed? Thanks for any info.

    • Not sure if I responded but generally a 2.5 KWH solar system will suffice unless you drive a lot of miles and have poor sun exposure. As far as a battery bank, that would be a huge expensive bank of batteries needed, you’d want to be grid tied and net meter instead of a bank….

      MrEnergyCzar

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