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When I purchased my 2016 Volt a year ago in our Alberta temperatures I got usually 53 kms on full charge. This winter in temperatures that aren't even quite as cold, I am getting about 45. Today I got 44. I am not happy with this. This is about a 15% reduction. Any comments?
 

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I'd say that's normal for a 2015, but not 2016
You must really be blasting the heat and have incredibly sticky snow tires.

If you're driving it exactly the same (same level of heat used? Preconditioned while plugged in?), check for external factors, such as stuck calipers that may be dragging and resulting in less range.
 

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Every car -even ICE ones are like this - you just did not have the gauges before to measure energy flow to see these micro events.
 

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Are you sure your readout is set to km instead of miles? A 2016 should get 53 miles (or better) during the summer....dropping to the 40's in winter. 53 km seems awfully low.
 

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This winter in temperatures that aren't even quite as cold
Going to 27 at night IS cold from the cars prospective, not to mention if you have snow / ice to add to the friction or having the heat turned up a degree or two more. Seems normal and its the most asked question of all time ...
 

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On short drives my 2013 is down to about 32km range already after 62km range in summer. Almost a 50% drop. Headlights are on both ends of the trip to work, heat on, snows on, Tim Horton's drive through takes longer, wipers, defrost cycles and heat seats all use up the battery. Here in southern Ontario, we are -2 to + 8 celcius and have had some ERDTT happening some mornings.
 

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When I purchased my 2016 Volt a year ago in our Alberta temperatures I got usually 53 kms on full charge. This winter in temperatures that aren't even quite as cold, I am getting about 45. Today I got 44. I am not happy with this. This is about a 15% reduction. Any comments?
I respectfully call BS on your temperature assertion. Here are the highs/lows in Edmonton from the past 6 days, last year and this, from theweathernetwork.com:

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[FONT=Lucida Console]             2015          2016      High diff       
19-Nov   -4.5 / -14.6   -2.3 / -4.5    2.2       
20-Nov   -3.3 / -11.8   -2.9 / -4.4    0.4       
21-Nov    3.9 / -4.7    -3.0 / -4.2   -6.9       
22-Nov    7.0 / -3.3    -2.0 / -3.1   -9       
23-Nov   -0.2 / -4.5    -2.8 / -5.2   -2.6       
24-Nov   -4.5 / -14.6    3.9 / -8.1    8.4  
                                      -7.5[/FONT]
This year's high temps are a cumulative 7.5 degrees C lower than last year.
Check your tire pressure.
Be honest with yourself about how much heat you're using (three bars on the seat is much more comfy than one, isn't it?:D)
And, those numbers you're "getting"--- are those the actual distances you got before the engine started, or are they the estimates that the car made when you turned it on?
 

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To get numbers that low, you must be driving with a leadfoot, with the heaters on full blast. In my coldest wintery days my range drops to 24 miles (38 kms) on a g1
 

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I respectfully call BS on your temperature assertion. Here are the highs/lows in Edmonton from the past 6 days, last year and this, from theweathernetwork.com:

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[FONT=Lucida Console]             2015          2016      High diff       
19-Nov   -4.5 / -14.6   -2.3 / -4.5    2.2       
20-Nov   -3.3 / -11.8   -2.9 / -4.4    0.4       
21-Nov    3.9 / -4.7    -3.0 / -4.2   -6.9       
22-Nov    7.0 / -3.3    -2.0 / -3.1   -9       
23-Nov   -0.2 / -4.5    -2.8 / -5.2   -2.6       
24-Nov   -4.5 / -14.6    3.9 / -8.1    8.4  
                                      -7.5[/FONT]
This year's high temps are a cumulative 7.5 degrees C lower than last year.
Check your tire pressure.
Be honest with yourself about how much heat you're using (three bars on the seat is much more comfy than one, isn't it?:D)
And, those numbers you're "getting"--- are those the actual distances you got before the engine started, or are they the estimates that the car made when you turned it on?
That's 33 miles and about what I would accept for a Gen I. If you own a Gen II something is horribly wrong.
 

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I've been commuting in some temperatures as low as -5C (23F) in my 2017 Volt. I'm still running all season tires inflated to 38psi (~280KPa cold). My auto defog is turned off. Often I just run fan only on a low fan setting with outside air directed at the windshield and most of the time it keeps it clear.

If I don't use the heat and just use the heated seats and steering wheel I still get about 82km range (51 miles). If I use the heat on eco and set to 18C (64F) my range will drop to about 72kms (45 miles). I haven't tried a longer trip with the heat on max and at a higher temperature so I'm not sure how that will impact range. I have been observing how the Gen II Volt runs the climate control and it's quite a bit different from the Gen I (in a good way in my opinion). I will write up a separate thread on it sometime later.

Of note I usually remote start my car in the morning a couple of times (connected to 240V)
 
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