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Old 11-05-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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No Chevrolet Volt???

Why is there no vehicle choice of Chevrolet Volt? I had to add mine as "other" then a description.

Please add the Volt as a real car.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:29 AM   #2
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You can add a Volt if you want, but it won't work well here and we don't display them in the public listings. The problem is that we don't track kilowatt hours, so MPG doesn't give you an accurate picture of efficiency. We talk a little more about it in the FAQ: What vehicles won't work at Fuelly?

So until we find a way to track electricity usage and factor that into the fuel economy numbers for the Volt, we aren't going to support it. Sorry about that.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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If that is the case, then how has the site taken into account the kilowatt hours of the plug-in Prius? There are almost 80 on the site tracking miles.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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We haven't. We added the plug-in Prius before we had this realization. We just haven't removed it from public listings yet.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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I see no problem with keeping these vehicles in to track their fuel use, every one knows that the higher the MPG's they get must mean that they run on a higher percentage of plug-in electric power. Nothing wrong with that even if we can't yet quantify their Kwh usage.

It does show how much less petrol/gasoline people use with these type of cars which is one of the reasons many people are interested in them.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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I'm with Paul on this one ... I don't think the numbers would be useful or meaningful without knowing the amount of mains energy used.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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Who cares if a Chevy Volt gets 25 mpg or 125 mpg?

What use is knowing how much gas is used when we have no idea how much electricity is used?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:28 AM   #8
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How does the epa calculate MPG equivalent for the windows sticker? If there was somewhere to input maybe weekly kW usage, you could display that alongside fuel usage, so if someone has a higher mpg, you would see the accompanying higher kW usage, whereas someone who has lower mpg might have a lower kW usage too. I suppose that doesn't take into account the length of someone's trip, or percentage of driving under electric only power...
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:43 AM   #9
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If you are interested in total energy used then KWH is important. I am more interested in gas used so I am in support of adding Plug Ins back in.
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