I normally drive in a combination of D, L and N, in order to optimize regen and momentum:
I use L whenever i need to slow down before a stop or a curve, getting the most efficient regen, without having to feather the brake pedal while watching the energy ball. I use D on long flats w/out stops...
Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
New Volts have a low battery range estimate that will increase over time based on the points below.
Volts in cold weather will see a drop in the battery range based on the points below. This will reverse when the weather warms again.
Volts with battery service will see the battery...