Having to plug in regular ICE vehicles is the reason I had my 240v ran outside (my electrician only charged my $250 btw). I figured if I kept my volt in my garage and my Subaru outside they would both be plugged in during the winter.haha! This video is hilarious. The long time for the Volt to start up, the slow response LCD, pegged at -40F... LOL.
I'm surprised you got 10.7 kWh out of the battery. I get that's an estimate, but I never seem to get more than 9.9kWh with my 2013 in the winter.
These are definitely the conditions where you'd see "Battery too cold, plug in to warm" if you didn't have it plugged in to condition. Of course, regular ICE cars need to be plugged in up there with these temperatures too, so no biggie I suppose.
I remember visiting Alaska before at those temperatures, fun! Having to unplug my ICE rental car's heater block before leaving the airport with it was interesting. Thanks for sharing!
Very very cool (pun intended) where did that happen?I once drove home in my VW air-cooled microbus at -70 degrees Fahrenheit. The headlights dimmed, soon died. I tied to continue driving by moonlight. Then, the engine began chugging and died. The battery died while the alternator was charging it.
My steering wheel was in the 30F range the back of my seat around 70F and about 90F on the bottom of the seat. When i first got in the car the foam in the seat didn't compress at all.So what cabin temp did you actually end up with (and did the seat heaters make it okay)?
The low tire isn't really surprising. It's probably about about 60F colder there than the last time the tire was filled, and that's 6-7 PSI down.
I've never had a problem starting, even with a cold soaked battery nearing -30. I've been close to -40, but I've been plugged in on those occasions. Even had to use the Volt to jump start my other cars when it's that cold."I just had gym shoes on"...WHAT!!!??? -47...LMAO. Thanks for sharing! Pretty impressive you were able to start up and drive at that temp.