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  1. Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I wanted to let everyone know these textile traction devices are wonderful and I'll never go back to chains. I got a set off Ebay for $35 and took them up after we got &' of fresh snow. They seriously took 30sec to install per tire and the have zero noise/vibration. Light weight, great...
  2. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hi. I've had a 2018 Volt for a month, and I live in the lake effect snow belt of the UP, so we've had 70+ inches of snow since I got the car. With snow tires, the car has been fine in the snow, but we have some very steep streets in town (an old mining town). What's the best bet for getting up a...
  3. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've had my '13 Volt for about three weeks now and today I had the opportunity to try him out in icy, snowy roads and very cold temperatures. I may still have the original tires on this one with a little more than 41,000 miles on them. Between the silky smooth power from the electric motors and...
  4. 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...
  5. Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi, I'm WalterC from a very cold windy place in Mass looking at switching from a Fit to a Volt. I've just become aware of Volts and my next car will likely be a volt instead of a Prius. I'll either buy ASAP or wait till spring or summer. Is the included 120 VAC charger OK plugged into outdoor...
  6. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    This is my first winter with the Volt. I have stock all-season tires on the car. Usually, I put winter tires on my cars, but since I took over a lease and only have it until next year, I didn't get them. I wasn't sure how it would handle in the snow, but I must say I'm highly impressed with how...
  7. Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    The augmented GM Mastercard rebate finally put me over the top, and I’ve been the proud owner of a 2015 Gray Volt for a month now. A very special thank you to all of the regular contributors to this forum; I’ve spent the month before and after purchase reading up on as many things as I could...
  8. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    My Volt is parked outside overnight. I live in Ottawa, Canada, where we are subject to sub zero Celsius temperatures and snow. Does anyone have a solution for the charging port door freezing shut. Not very convenient when trying to plug in at the end of the day, especially if it is dark. The...
  9. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Well I just thought I would start this thread to bring all the Volt owners that have to travel in the cold... When I mean cold I mean cold 20 degrees and under. This morning I officially ran my Volt in 13 degrees with the seat warmers on and 1/2" down window so the windows wouldn't fog up... It...
  10. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    This weekend we have gotten a lot of snow in pdx, on the way back from the store i was not able to make the last hill to go to my house. After several failed attempts of getting up the hill while using mountain mode, does it help in the snow getting up hills? Can I use snow chains on the volt?
  11. Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Not for going, but for stopping. My theoretical Snow / Low traction drive mode would greatly reduce or disable regenerative breaking, forcing the volt to immediately use the traditional brakes, giving me immediate 4 wheel braking. The Volt does great going in the snow as I am finding out...
  12. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Fall is around the corner and that means ski season is not far behind. I'm beginning my search for ski racks for the Volt. I've seen threads on the Rhino rack and the discontinued Thule rack, but does anyone have experience with the Inno rack?
  13. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    This may be common sense, but this morning, there was about an inch or two of snow on my Volt's hatch - enough such that I could open it without cleaning it off. I opened it, it seemed to stay up, so I reached in to get what I needed, and a few seconds later the hatch came down on my head...
  14. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    We had our first big snow storm with the Volt and the the volt didn't like our very steep & long driveway (as we feared) despite studded winter tires. We brought the tractor down to tow it up but I couldn't find any spot under the front of the car that looks appropriate to attach the chain. The...
  15. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Roads were nasty, barely plowed, sleet, slick. Silly question: Going up slippery hills, should I take the traction control off or leave it on? MrEnergyCzar
  16. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My dealer says that I shouldn't use snow chains on my Volt. He said that the "other kind" is what I should use. By "other kind", I assume he meant snow cables. Anyone have any thoughts? Opinions? Experiences?
  17. Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    We had 7 inches of snow yesterday. As I was starting to clear off the driveway, my wife arrived home early and plowed though the snow like it wasn't there! I could see the snow parting as if Moses was parting the "white" sea. It was awesome, I wish I had been able to take a video as the Volt...
  18. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Has anybody thought about charging in the winter outdoors? I'm wondering what a heavy snowfall or freezing rain might do to the charge connector and socket on the car. I have been thinking that I might get a peice of vinyl about 2'x2' and sew a few magnets in on one side so that it would stick...
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