In March 2018, I bought a 2015 Chevrolet Volt. This is, by far, the best car I've ever owned. It has 38 miles of all-electric range, which is more than enough to get me to work and back every day. I rarely have to run the engine at all. In fact, when I bought it, the tank was 75% full (about 7 gallons), and that lasted until the end of January 2019 - almost 11 months.
There are a few annoying things about it, though - the lack of physical buttons for climate controls, the scattered information that you have to keep switching screens to see, the fact that OnStar Vehicle Status costs $20 per month and only gives the most basic stats... There are lots of other improvements that could be made.
So I decided to do something about it...
|The Macchina M2 that actually interfaces with the Volt's systems, plugged into the OBD2 port.|
This is just the first part in a series of posts about this project. I started writing it all as one post, but it got way too long.
Up next: History of the project