As I wrote, I only get 29 miles on a full charge in optimal temps. How much will a new battery pack cost?Paul, you probably don't need a new pack. You've lost range in cold weather, it will return when it warms up. Same advice as always applies: slower driving, use less HVAC, ensure tires are aired up slightly over specified pressure. Range will come up.
Paul, your 2012 was rated for 35 miles when brand new. You say that it is getting 29 in "ideal conditions". What, specifically, are those conditions? The outside temperature? What setting are you using on your HVAC? AC or heat on? Fan speed? Seat heaters? What is your drive? Distance? Speed? Hills? What tire pressure are you using?As I wrote, I only get 29 miles on a full charge in optimal temps. How much will a new battery pack cost?
One of the unique things about a Volt is that it has both a traction battery and an on-board ICE generator. Even though the capacity of the battery decreases over time, the car will still be capable of traveling ~350 miles on a tankful of gasoline, and will continue to do so until the insides of the ICE wear to the point that it is no longer practical to use it. The range degradation of the battery is like that of a party balloon that gracefully floats down to the floor as it loses its buoyancy. I think that the capability of the battery to accept electricity from the generator to propel the Volt will exist for a long, long time even though CD range shrinks to very short distances.My 2012 Volt is down to 27 miles fully charged (29 ideal temperature), so I was wondering what could I expect to pay for a new battery pack. Otherwise, never needed any repairs.
I have a one single cell weak, the 14# do you know if can I replace it and recover bad the ev range?When my 2011 Volt was new, on the best days I was able to get 48-49 miles . Now, 9-1/2 years and almost 100k miles later I get 35-38 miles. Am I getting rid of the car or putting a new battery in? No. The car still drives fine.
Please do! I'm sure others will be interested in your experience.We'll see how the replacement battery works...maybe I'll post a review once I get it back in another 4-6 weeks. My local dealer (Dallas) says they are swamped with Volts needing replacements....go figure.