About About the Energy App

If your infotainment screen has an in-vehicle Energy App, you can access important information about your vehicle’s energy use and charging status. It also lets you customize the charging settings and schedule based on your needs.


Charging Screen

You can customize charging settings to match your needs and schedule using the Charging tab:

  • Charge Mode: Your current charging mode will be displayed on this tab, including current state of charge, estimated time of completion, charging type and more. 
  • Target Charge Level: Drag your finger on the slider bar on the right side of the screen to adjust your target charge level. Do this if, for example, you want to charge to 40% for your morning commute and then take advantage of charging at work for the additional charge.
    • Important: This setting will be remembered over key cycles. Be sure to adjust your setting to full charge if you no longer want to use the target charge level.
  • Charging Options: Many settings can be customized through this menu, including:
    • Charge immediately or delay charging based on your departure time.
    • Set up your departure schedule for the week, so your vehicle is always ready.
    • Set up location-based charging preferences (e.g., different settings for when you’re home vs. when you’re at work).
    • Set priority charging (immediately up to 40%) to help have battery for unexpected trips, while still following your delayed charging schedule.
    • Amperage settings for your household’s capabilities.
    • Electric rate preferences to optimize charging time based on the most cost-efficient time of day set by your utility company.
    • Set your radio to automatically turn itself off when your charge level falls below a certain level in order to save energy.
    • Turn charging status feedback horn chirps on/off.
    • Set up a charge cord theft alert to let you know if your charge cord was removed from the vehicle while it was armed.
    • Set up a lost power alert that will indicate when your vehicle stopped charging because of loss of power.

Energy Screen

The Energy tab lets you monitor your energy use and impacts on your efficiency. There are four pages to explore:

  • Flow: Shows real-time energy use. The battery bars represent your current state of charge, and the directional flow shows you whether power is flowing back into the battery (e.g., regenerative braking) or toward the motor (e.g., accelerating).
  • Details: Shows how far you’ve driven since last full charge and how much energy was used for driving behavior/vehicle accessories, climate control and battery conditioning.
  • Impacts: See how key factors — your driving techniques, the terrain (uphill/downhill, etc.), cabin climate settings (heat/air conditioning) and outside temperature — are impacting your real-time range, so you can adjust your habits for maximum efficiency.
    • You will also see an estimate of how many total miles you’ve added to or subtracted from your vehicle’s maximum range, based on these behaviors.
  • History: Displays your miles per kilowatt hour (kWh), how efficiently you’ve driven over the past 50 miles and over the life of the vehicle.


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Q&As

Why didn’t my vehicle charge completely?

If your vehicle finished charging but was not fully charged, check to make sure your target charge level is not set to a reduced amount. This setting will be stored until you change it again.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner's Manual  for more information about features.

  • Avalanche 2010-2013
  • Aveo 2010-2011
  • Blazer 2018-2021
  • Bolt 2016-2021
  • Camaro 2010-2021
  • Caprice 2011-2017
  • Caprice Police Sport Vehicle 2012-2016
  • Captiva Sport Fleet 2012-2016
  • City Express 2015-2018
  • Colorado 2010-2021
  • Corvette 2010-2021
  • Cruze 2010-2019
  • Cruze Limited 2016
  • Equinox 2010-2021  
  • Express Cargo 2010-2021 
  • Express Commercial Cutaway 2010-2015 
  • Express Passenger 2010-2021 
  • HHR 2010 
  • Impala 2010-2021 
  • Impala Limited 2015-2016 
  • Impala Limited Police 2015-2016 
  • Impala Police 2010-2012 
  • Low Cab Forward 2019 
  • Malibu 2010-2021  
  • Silverado 1500/2500HD/3500HD 2010-2021  
  • Silverado 1500 custom Max Tow 2019
  • Silverado 1500 LD 2019 
  • Silverado 3500 Chassis Cab 2019 
  • Sonic 2011-2020  
  • Spark 2010-2021  
  • Spark EV 2014-2016 
  • SS 2013-2017  
  • Suburban 2010-2021  
  • Tahoe 2010-2021  
  • Tahoe Hybrid 2010-2013 
  • Trailblazer 2021  
  • Traverse 2010-2021  
  • Trax 2010-2021  
  • Volt 2010-2019
  • Avalanche 2010-2013
  • Aveo 2010-2011
  • Blazer 2018-2021
  • Bolt 2016-2021
  • Camaro 2010-2021
  • Caprice 2011-2017
  • Caprice Police Sport Vehicle 2012-2016
  • Captiva Sport Fleet 2012-2016
  • City Express 2015-2018
  • Colorado 2010-2021
  • Corvette 2010-2021
  • Cruze 2010-2019
  • Cruze Limited 2016
  • Equinox 2010-2021  
  • Express Cargo 2010-2021 
  • Express Commercial Cutaway 2010-2015 
  • Express Passenger 2010-2021 
  • HHR 2010 
  • Impala 2010-2021 
  • Impala Limited 2015-2016 
  • Impala Limited Police 2015-2016 
  • Impala Police 2010-2012 
  • Low Cab Forward 2019 
  • Malibu 2010-2021  
  • Silverado 1500/2500HD/3500HD 2010-2021  
  • Silverado 1500 custom Max Tow 2019
  • Silverado 1500 LD 2019 
  • Silverado 3500 Chassis Cab 2019 
  • Sonic 2011-2020  
  • Spark 2010-2021  
  • Spark EV 2014-2016 
  • SS 2013-2017  
  • Suburban 2010-2021  
  • Tahoe 2010-2021  
  • Tahoe Hybrid 2010-2013 
  • Trailblazer 2021  
  • Traverse 2010-2021  
  • Trax 2010-2021  
  • Volt 2010-2019
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