This is #1 on my list too.I'm wondering will the Chevy Volt Handle the Burtal Michigan Winters like recently.
I suggestion this needs to be looked at Because I live in Michigan and I want a Chevy Volt
Actually, that is a very simple solution to the problem. ICE's already meet cold start requirements, so REEV's address this issue today, while battery tech improves. I suspect that there will always be some start-up procedure in which the default battery mode is immediately switched to ICE should they not be capable of delivering sufficient power to the vehicle, so this would be just one more instance in which the ICE runs at startup.I have been thinking about this as well, I live in Chicago and our winters can be pretty brutal as well. It seems possible, that if your batteries are to cold then the generator could directly power the engine, bypassing the battery completely as it heats up.
This may not be possible because of some technical issue I don't understand.
What do you guys think?