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Hi guys.
I have owned a 2013 Volt since June of this year, thought I'd join to learn about and also share info on cold weather driving/living with the volt.
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Hi guys.
I have owned a 2013 Volt since June of this year, thought I'd join to learn about and also share info on cold weather driving/living with the volt.
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WOW. That has GOT to be the best Volt picture that I have ever seen.
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Very cool picture for sure! There is a general/off topic section of these boards, so it's welcome if you post other cool photos of the awesome nature that is experienced in Alaska when you can. I believe there have been a few other newer members from Alaska joining recently as well. Interested to see how the Volt fares in your climate (ERDTT and all that stuff). Congrats on the Volt, there are so many knowledgable people on this site so be sure to check back often...
 

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Yeah I really like how the TurboCord adds the nice blue light around it with the long exposure.
 

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Very cool picture for sure! There is a general/off topic section of these boards, so it's welcome if you post other cool photos of the awesome nature that is experienced in Alaska when you can. I believe there have been a few other newer members from Alaska joining recently as well. Interested to see how the Volt fares in your climate (ERDTT and all that stuff). Congrats on the Volt, there are so many knowledgable people on this site so be sure to check back often...
The coldest I have seen so far owning the car was this week, we hit -22F/-30C. With the ERDTT and two warm up cycles I didn't get the best mileage, but honestly at the temp nothing seems to.

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In regards to that does anyone have an idea how low the outside thermometer will read? I know in my Subaru anything below -22F only reads as -22F.
 

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You definitely need to talk to forum member dakster as he moved his volt from Miami to Alaska a few years back. But I think he is voltless now as they really needed and AWD CUV in Alaska. If you can plug in everywhere you go, that will keep the batteries from getting too cold. If you allow the battery to get cold soaked for too long, the car will not start.

During snowageddon 1, the first time I had my car at work in below freezing temps, the ICE started abruptly upon starting and ran for 5 min or so before it would let me actually use battery power. So the volt is designed to work in frigid conditions, but batteries don't like cold. Your EV range will plummet, just be ready for it.
 
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