Well, the Volt is in at the dealer getting the battery "fix". It was quite interesting that I rolled onto the dealer lot with 7000km on the odometer, probably hit 7001 as I parked in the bay.
For the curious, and so I don't repeat myself, you can see some prior information in this post: Didn't make it ... had to gas up.
I'm not going to go into a long, drawn out discussion. I'll keep it (fairly) short and sweet.
We hit 7000km and used 115 litres of fuel. The last fill up was February 12th when we were at 4600km.
Here are the stats some may care about:
- Fuel economy: 1.6l/100km (147mpg)
- EV: 5864kms (3,665 miles)
- Total: 7001kms (4376 miles)
- Total fuel used: 115l (30.4 US gallons)
- Average kWh used: 29kWh/100km
For the observant you'll notice that the fuel economy is improving again courtesy of the warmer weather. Since we picked the car up mid-October we've had few warm days and have driven it mostly through winter months. That's obviously about to change big time with spring upon us and summer beckoning . I figure the fuel economy will dip below 1l/100kms (above 235mpg) soon enough.
I'm looking forward to the summer months where we'll be driving more. Golf courses beckon .