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Commented On: Charging Etiquette Fail: Why Electric-Car Owners Resent Plug-In Hybrids


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This situation where they blocked off the cars though... that was just a disaster and really sad and annoying to see happen. I sympathize with that.

Commented On: Charging Etiquette Fail: Why Electric-Car Owners Resent Plug-In Hybrids


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As a Volt driver I need L2 to EV it to a location and back, sometimes more so than a BEV driver who has much greater range. I know that if they push it, they are risking NOT making it back. However, I didn't pay a huge premium to have an electric drivetrain with 16kw battery to operate on gas. I think the most important progression is to begin a system that REQUIRES your car to be actively charging, or moved soon. I would be very upset knowing that I plugged into L2 for anything more than 4 hours which is a full charge for me. I do not understand this growing divide and this elitism that a few BEV drivers are displaying. If the car can accept the juice, then it's irrelevant whether we also purchased a car with a contingency plan.

Commented On: Onstar Will Let Chevy Volt Owners Share Their Data Again, Soon


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"I don't expect that complaining to anyone would make any difference with this, and unfortunately since us Volt owners don't pay for our OnStar, we can't even vote with our wallets and cancel the service. So, it is what it is. Sorry, guys!"

This guy spent hours doing what onstar wouldn't do so these people could have the same functionality we all do. They were obstructionist to the app and it functioning. Unlike Voltstats they refused to communicate or offer help even though the guy reached out to them before and after the app was made. It's just disgusting if you ask me.

Commented On: Onstar Will Let Chevy Volt Owners Share Their Data Again, Soon


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This just hit the forums:

"Just a heads up:

VoltLink has been removed from the Windows Phone marketplace. While it should keep working for everyone, unless OnStar actively starts blocking it, if you uninstall it or upgrade your phone, you will not be able to reinstall the application.

OnStar sicked their legal dogs on the application, and frankly, I don't feel like arguing or trying to negotiate the way Mike has with VoltStats. Both VoltLink and VoltStats serve (at no cost to GM/OnStar) to support their customers, and increase the value of the products they're selling but apparently that is not a value to some part of the organization that is responsible for these actions." -continued on next post

Commented On: Will Toyota Prius Hybrid Change Its Shape For 2015?


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Perhaps it will get a new look, but don't be fooled by whatever concept they may reveal. They never look anywhere close to that. The 3rd gen was supposed to be radically different.

Commented On: Study Says Hybrid Owners Don’t Always Buy Another Hybrid: Here’s Why


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I don't know why anyone would go back from a hybrid drivetrain unless they required a large towing vehicle, or a large people-mover. They are superior even aside from the fuel economy! I upgraded to the Volt. I still consider it to be a "hybrid." :)
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