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  1. PIC6231 EV Range Driving Tips

    Bolt Service Bulletins, Campaigns, and Recalls
    PIC6231 EV Range Driving Tips (See PDF Attached Below) *Most apply to Volt and other EVs as well ;) WOT
  2. New 2013 Volt owner with a few concerns

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hello! I bought my Volt a little over a week ago, and I love it to death. It's a slick little car with a ton of fun features and capabilities that makes my ADHD tremble with excitement. I rent a house that I'm hoping to buy soon (this car note should help improve my credit score and reduce my...
  3. Cold Weather Electric Driving

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    In November 2016 I got a Kinetic Blue 2016 LTZ with black leather and all the safety options. When I drove it out of the lot it forecast 34 EV. After a few days in warm weather I was up to 58 EV. As it gets colder I've found the EV drops to as low as 48 when I pull out of the garage with a...
  4. Hot Thoughts from a Freezing Volt in Florida

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Now that it’s getting really cold down here (45), and into my 2nd Volt Winter, I've got a few observations. The Volt’s electric heat sucks as bad as my condo’s electric heat. (But the Volt gives me an option I can’t get in my condo). I find myself thinking how lucky I am that I own a Plug-in...
  5. Long Trip- Mountains and Cold weather

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I'd love to get some advice on the best way run my Volt when I travel through the mountains and cold weather to get the most out of it. Should I just keep it in Mountain mode? Hold all the battery power for the up hills and drop it in L on the down hills? Any ideas out there?
  6. Range Loss due to Transmission Temp

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have been using Torque Pro to monitor my 2012 Volt while driving under different conditions and noticed something interesting this morning. It was 27 degrees and I had the Climate Control set on ECO, and as always it was drawing about 2 kw. As I was driving I saw that as the temperature in the...
  7. No ICE all winter

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Of course, I don't mean there was no ice, as in frozen water, but my Volt's internal combustion engine never came on this winter due to cold weather! This morning I was watching the forecast on TV before heading off to work, and the local Philadelphia forecaster said that this would be the...
  8. Running on empty

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    well, I always wondered how people in the cold climates were getting many hundreds of miles without gas on the web site. I think I finally figured it out. When I finally started nearing empty after three months of driving my new volt without ever filling it up, I decided to start...
  9. Volt Battery Charging in extreme cold weather

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I was just talking to someone who is driving one of the test a plug-in Priuses. He has had it about a week. Apparently he was adivsed that if the temperature was below zero not to charge the battery and if the temp was -20F do not drive the vehicle at all. Why? Is this bad for the battery or...
  10. Cold Weather Driving

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    The following statement is on page 8-1 of the Owner's Manual "Do not allow the vehicle to remain in extreme temperatures for long periods without being driven or being plugged in." Can anyone expand on this? When I drive to work, and leave the vehicle parked outside in 5-10 degree weather...
  11. Experiencing the Chevy Volt Engine Running Due to Low Temperature

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I had the chance to experience the Volt's engine going on specifically to condition the battery when the outside temperature dropped below 26 F, while the battery was fully charged. Check it out here:
  12. Does the Volt work in cold weather places? Did they account for that?!?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Because I live in IL I really wanted to know this. I have a garage for overnight but what about when I'm at work. Video: Chevrolet Volt Cold Weather Door Slam Test - NICE Video: Chevrolet Volt undergoes Cold Weather Testing in Kapuskasing Canada -...