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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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winter tires plus colder temperatures will take a toll on your mileage. Winter tires are designed to be softer and more friction will hurt your distance. The same is true for ICE vehicles too, just EV drivers pay close attention to their EV mileages.
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?
Snow tires are way better for snow. They remain soft under 7 degrees Celsius whereas all seasons would harden and have less friction. Basically speaking, if you live in an area that gets winter snow, get winter tires.
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