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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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It goes down when it's cold. My worst day a few weeks back was about 26 miles when I'm usually in the mid to night 30s. It also goes down if you go too fast or drive it like a jackrabbit. You can't do much about the cold, but you can drive slower and avoid using the heat too much. Me, I just set it on comfort and drive, not worrying about the range drop. It happens every winter, fixes itself every spring.

I am able to eek out about 5 miles more of range on cold days when I put it into hold mode for my highway trip into town. My commute is 65 miles round trip, so I will always hit the Dino juice. By using hold, I get heat from the ICE and when I hit the city, switch to normal. The car is much more efficient in stop and go driving than continuous highway
Thanks all for very good replies. After I learned the range is an estimate based on previous use it all clears up. It's colder now. My wife uses the heater a lot and the car is kept outside during the day. In addition I have studded tires and only 38 PSI (read that some people go up to 50 PSI) :)
I thought Iceland was supposed to be warm and green whereas Greenland was really cold and icy (a huge practical joke to the world - not too different from the recent US election).
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