FWIW the 2nd Gen Volts(2016 and later) get better MPG than 1st gen; 42 mpg in 
charge sustaining mode vs 37 and they do it using regular gas instead of 
premium.  That plus almost 50% more range in EV mode.

Significantly different engine, different transmission and different E-motors.

June 22, 2020 5:04 PM, "Steves via EV" <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:

> That’s good . I got 38 MPG going down 81 last week (70 MPH speed limit) in my 
> Volt. So you are
> doing well! 
> 
> -Steve
> 
>> On Jun 22, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall
>>> furniture
>>> at 55 and after a while realized I was in continuously in turbo.
>>> I bet it was the bad aerodynamics.
>> 
>> Talking about aerodynamics.
>> 
>> I severely modified my Chevy Volt to add 250W of solar panels, but I'm
>> still getting 40 MPG in all-gas mode.
>> I never drove it much on gas and so have no history of MPG prior to the
>> mods.
>> 
>> Theoretically, I'll get about 30 miles a week during the summer free solar
>> power.
>> 
>> See the red Volt on http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html
>> 
>> In some sense rounding out the back of some shapes actually can improve
>> aerodynamics... or make up for other losses...
>> 
>> Bob
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