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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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Check your tire pressures. I run our tires at 40 pounds for the winter. Just put the winter tires (Blizzaks too) and wheels on our 2016 and expect range to drop from 50-55 down to 40-45miles on electric. Winter arriving later this week here in Wisconsin and loss of mileage is worth every mile for how great these tires are in the winter snow, sleet and ice. Wouldn't be without them! Plus heating and my wife loves the heated steering wheel contributes to the loss of range. Still...
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