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2014 Volt - REduced EV range

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Hi all
I'm new here and this is my first post.
I bought a used 2014 Volt in June and imported it to Iceland, Europe. When I got it the EV range was around 40 miles. In the beginning of October the range started to gradually degrade and is now 26 miles. Has anyone experienced something like this? Can I somehow check the battery cell status myself? Since it's imported from the US I'm not sure the local dealer is willing to help. The car is kept inside overnight so it's not because of the colder weather.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it, the displayed range is based on past performance and is an estimate. If you drove up a HUGE hill at 10°C with the heat on, rear defroster on, and the heated seats on your range will be significantly less than what it may have displayed when you set out with a full charge. The next time you get a full charge the displayed range may be significantly less because past performance indicated that estimate was WAY off. It doesn't mean that the battery is going bad necessarily, just that your usage is burning the energy at a higher rate than anticipated.
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