12 months in my 2012 Chevrolet Volt
Here is a summary of a post I wrote on Roulezelectrique.com 11 months ago. I resumed my 1st 12 months with my 2102 Chevrolet Volt. I can’t wait to write the details about my 2nd year on March 8 2014. You will be AMAZED with my Volt’s stats !!
March 8, 2013 Today is the first year anniversary with my 2012 Red Volt. Here are the stats after a completed year :Total mileage : 20836 km
Electric mode mileage : 18037 km
Gas mode mileage : 2799 km
Electric mode driving : 86,6 %.
Gas consumed by Volt : 199,6 litres.
Lifetime : 0,958 litre per 100 km.
Electricity needed to recharge in 1 year : 4021,37 kW.
In Ontario, electricity fees are on a time-of-use prices. Not an issue for electric vehicles. It is easy to program the Volt for this purpose. When I get home after work at 5 PM, I simply plug it, and it starts recharging at the lowest peak TOU (7PM). Total cost after 12 months of recharging at 6,3 cents is 253,35 $. To that total, we need to add different other fees from Hydro Ottawa. I need to confirm the exact amount which I will do next month. Note : About 20 % of kW used was on public charging stations and at friends and family members.
On the total of 199,6 litres of gas, my dealership gave me 53 litres (35 litres at purchase and another 18 litres when minor repairs covered by warranty were completed). All the other litres are paid with Esso gift cards purchased through my Aeroplan points. I travelled once to Trois-Rivières and 6 times to Montréal. Without these long distance trips, the gas usage would of been less.The Chevrolet Volt is perfect for my needs. I only have 15 km to go to work. I need to drive my Volt during a day at work also. I simply love driving my RED VOLT !!