This is my first winter with the Volt. I have stock all-season tires on the car. Usually, I put winter tires on my cars, but since I took over a lease and only have it until next year, I didn't get them.
I wasn't sure how it would handle in the snow, but I must say I'm highly impressed with how it handles. I've taken it out on multiple snowy days and rarely slip or lose traction even in quite slippery conditions and around hills and curves. I think the combination of the weight of the car with the battery and the smooth power delivery make a big difference overall.
Today impressed me even more. We had about 8-10 inches of snow today, and we were trying to get our cars out of our driveway without plowing or shoveling the whole driveway. We only shoveled part of it around the cars at the bottom of the driveway.
My wife's car is a Hyundai Veloster with all-season tires and I could barely get that to move around at all, with very little traction. Traction control was off.
I also turned traction control off on the Volt. I was able to get around the bottom of driveway and turn the car around with minimal problems. At the end of my driveway, there is an upward slope towards the road, and a lot of cars have trouble getting up it and out of the driveway when it's snowy/icy. I was able to get some momentum at the bottom and "plow" my way up the slope. The front spoiler pushed a lot of snow out of the way and dug a path for the car. Eventually I lost momentum, but I reversed back to the bottom and then picked up speed again to plow through a bit further forward. After about 6 or 7 tries I was able to push my way through all the snow and get the car out of the driveway and onto the road.
Really satisfied with everything this car can do!