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  1. Charging a Volt / Ampera using a Zappi 2 Charger

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Good morning all, I have a basic 16 Amp Chargemaster charge point which does what it should and the Volt is happy to charge on immediate charge or on delayed charge from it. In October I had a new 32 Amp Zappi 2 installed in addition, as I had heard of all the clever things that this technology...
  2. A Lurker From Abroad

    Ice Breakers
    Stumbled on this forum on a link from mynissanleaf.com. I'm an engineer with a military truck manufacturer, chorister, all around curious person. Recently separated (by crash) from a beloved Volt, experimenting with a 30 kWh LEAF now. Mostly I'll just read and learn. - Chris
  3. Buick Velite 5 (second generation Volt) production has ceased in China.

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    It would appear that less than 4,400 of these cars were assembled and sold in China and that production has now ceased with all efforts being focussed on other (newer) models including full EV replacements such as the Velite 6 MAV (Multi Activity Vehicle). Is this another instance of the market...
  4. Ampera/Volt seat back panel

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    The panel at the back of the front passenger seat (GM part number: 20972444 - Panel,Trim,Seat Back) appeared to be distorted - so, today, I took it off to investigate. The distortion appears to have been due to a large object being placed (forced) in the pocket at the back of the seat - this has...
  5. Has anyone changed a door handle?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I am planning to have a go at fitting a new door handle to see if I can cure the issue of "door buttons not working" and I have come across my first hurdle. The Right Hand door is different to those in the Volt parts diagram and YouTube video. Has anyone on here tackled this job?
  6. Vibration noise & accelerator pedal?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hey, I have a 2013 Volt with 100500 miles on the clock. Last week it started making a humming / vibration noise which can be felt through the accelerator pedal. I checked all the videos of blown stator bearings and it doesn't sound anything like that, it's a constant gentle hum, like the...
  7. Stabilitrak warning light - ABS sensor replacement

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Has anybody tried replacing an ABS sensor? Does it require any special equipment to tell the management computer to recognize the new sensor? I have been getting an intermittent stabilitrak warning light at quite low speed left hand bends. Several garages have failed to find a problem and I...
  8. Researching for my next EV

    General GM EV Discussion
    **Disclaimer: This posting will be on vehicle specific forums for those EV's I'm interested in as part of my research for my next EV I'm currently driving a 2016 Audi A3 e-tron and with my lease expiring in about 18 months, I'm starting my search for a BEV to replace it, which I plan on buying...
  9. Volt vs Ampera: Anything I need to consider?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I'm considering buying an Ampera to replace my Zoe, but my budget is £10k. That rules out the vast majority of cars, and leaves me with a choice of four currently available: VAUXHALL AMPERA POSITIV 2012 ELECTRIC/RANGE EXTENDER PHEV, FSH, MOT, VGC | eBay Vauxhall Ampera 1.4 i VVT 16v Electron...
  10. Running on empty

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Been discussed on here before but - video attached of a Volt been run down to no battery , no petrol . no exactly a great experiment for actual additional range - he's shooting around in L & in sport mode& at one point is revving up to 72 Kwh power. he still manages 2 miles so the questions...
  11. Chilton Volt OnLine Service Manual

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Just for information, I don't think its available outside USA and its expensive. 2013 Chevrolet Volt Auto Repair Manual - ChiltonDIY
  12. Decision made - on the hunt for an Ampera

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    After many months debating and a few test drives the time has come to track down an Ampera. We previously had a Leaf on an 18 month PCP deal which cost me less than I was previously paying each month for diesel to run our Skoda! The Leaf went back in March and we have been waiting for our...
  13. Amp shelf

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    After failing to track down a MY12 rear seat fill in , and checking the cost of the aftermarket volt shelf, I decided to DIY an option White faced hardboard - acoustic felt - spray adhesive small cut off of piano hinge - a spare strut from a Ivar shelf - strip of adhesive velcro. two table...
  14. Vauxhall Ampera Bumper, Bumper insert and Tailgate

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello everybody Unfortunately the missus decided to reverse my ampera out of the driveway as i had blocked it in. Since the ampera is virtually silent she didn't realize it was moving and went straight into the wall. From the damage i have been advised by a garage i require a new bumper, bumper...
  15. Smart Lock isn't so smart anymore

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    The smart key , lock/unlock button on the drivers side door isn't working , anymore . dead as a dodo. the other buttons on the other doors still work to lock -unlock . I guess because they aren't normally used. a mild annoyance at present .as I still have warranty period to sort . Has this...
  16. London Congestion charge, Certificate of Conformity

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Had a Volt for three weeks now, does anyone have knowledge of how to obtain a CoC? Chevy main dealer pointed me to Vdocs website somewhere in Europe and they charge (sic) 135 euro. The Tfl website lists the ampera as approved for exemption but not the Volt, even so an ampera driver would need a...