Tomorrow starts the annual National Drive Electric Week around the nation and my CMAX is going to be on display at the event here locally. I'm super excited, this will be my first one ever even attending much less having a vehicle featured in it! I bought a Chevy Volt in January after totaling a brand new (only made one payment) car and absolutely love it. Then last week I had the opportunity to buy this 2013 CMAX Energi for a steal because of the high miles (it's out of warranty) and I have been thrilled with it! I have learned so much on these forums, I wish the facebook group was more active though, and I sure hope I will be able to answer any questions anyone might throw my way! If you haven't done a search yet check out driveelectricweek.org and find the event near you, there's bound to be some awesome stuff to see!
Anyway, earlier this week I came across a thread on here where someone was having major issues with his HVB and was trying to get it replaced by Ford (He did eventually get it replaced earlier this year by the way) But now I can't find the thread again and do not remember his name. At the beginning of his post he wanted as many people as possible to start out on a full charge and drive EV only stopping immediately after the battery was used up and the engine kicked on to see how many kWh were used in that full charge. Many people posted about how much degradation their battery had lost and some of the numbers were super low. I won't lie I was a bit worried since mine has such high miles but I wasn't able to do the trip until this evening and I am happy to report that it looks to be in tip top shape! I've never tried to do a screen shot on here so hopefully it comes out, but I had 5.4 kWh with 23.7 total miles (I actually probably could have gotten more than 24 but wanted to be able to stop immediately when they ran out so I was driving a few circles around a gas station at the end but a couple of police came in and I didn't want them thinking I was up to anything so I actually stopped before the engine kicked in) Only a 93% driving score and a 98% brake score. I know I have lots and lots to learn, but I am so happy with those numbers!
Sorry about the length of this post. As you can tell, I love this car and I am so excited about finding it! (Yeah I don't know how to post those trip logs that I keep seeing others post so mine didn't come out)