On hot days, my Volt will indicate up to 65 miles on plugged-in battery charge. Is this tough on the battery?
The increase is not in how much charge the battery is taking... It's an increase in the number of miles the system is predicting you will be able to drive. That number is higher on warmer days for a number of reasons.... But the primary reason is the battery/motor system is more efficient when it's warm.On hot days, my Volt will indicate up to 65 miles on plugged-in battery charge. Is this tough on the battery?
And, it keeps on guessing as you drive. If I start my day on the highway, my 66 mile estimate drops like a rock until I hit the congestion about 3 miles down the road. Then, in the stop-and-go, I've seen my estimated remaining range increase. Once back in the free-flow, it drops like it did before.Most call that display the Guess-O-Meter. The car has no way of knowing how you will use the battery today. It is only a guess from the previous few drives.