PV1 wrote:Most every other EV out there has a reserve below 0 miles. The i-MiEV has about 5 extra miles hidden. The Volt, I understand, has 2-3 miles when the battery and gas tank are empty. I haven't had my Bolt long enough to even get down to 25% let alone all the way empty.
Typically, 0 miles would be between 4-10% SoC and shutdown would be 0% SoC.
My Volt 1.0 did not show miles when that low.
I did an experiment near the end of my lease and ran the gas tank to empty and then added a charge. I then drove around the block near a gas station expecting some sort of emergency warning and reserve: NOPE! It rolled to a stop while I was going down an alley, thank goodness, but blocking traffic. A women came out of her car and helped me push the Volt to a nearby parking space and I called AAA for some reserve gasoline!
When I recently did my test drive from Las Vegas to Victorville at 70 MPH cruise control, I arrived at the DCFC at 3% battery. Other than low battery warnings and low propulsion mode, I could no longer read the mileage available.
I already knew I was 5 miles ahead of the Mileage Gauge when I entered the "flats" of the city limits of Victorville on I-15, so I knew I was safe to complete the trip.