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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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I managed to eke by with the stock tires on my Gen I Volt through 3 winters, mostly because we get our snow a few inches at a time and it's flat, locally. The "go" was acceptable but the "stop" was marginal. If the snowstorms were more like 4"+ and there was some up and down snow tires would have been a must have.
I'll drive my Silverado 4X4 through most of the winter and leave the Bolt in the garage unless the roads are clear of snow, ice, and salt. No use exposing it to corrosion. It's a long term keeper.
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