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Snow tire mileage

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Just installed new Blizzak snow tires on my new 2018 Volt and my MPGE on my regular commute to work and back dropped from 120 down to 100.
Is this normal? Not sure if this matters but the temps here in Oregon is still mild 45-55.

I may be hallucinating, but the car actually feels like the tires are sticking to the road.
The interesting thing is the mileage drop is about the same as the the heating drop. If I don't run the heat I can gain almost what I lost on the snow tires.
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You guys are scaring me about driving my 2018 on snow/ice. I drove a 2013 for 3 winters without any problems. Thru snow so high I basically plowed the street. No problems on the original tires.

Is everyone saying the Gen2’s with original tires aren’t as good?
Last April I taught a seminar 7 miles from home, while it snowed. I got there at 7:30am on clear streets. Took about 10 minutes. By 4:00pm there were at least 10 inches on the ground. It took me 45 minutes to get within 15 feet of my driveway. I live on a cul-de-sac and none of my neighbors was dumb enough to go out that day (and create a path for me), so I finally got hung up just as I was about to turn into my driveway. But until then, I did OK by just driving slow and steady (well, except for the 20 minutes it took to get up the highway off-ramp -- four cars ahead of me were stopped cold).

Long story short-- I've got no complaints about the original tires.
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