When I first got my 2016 Volt several months ago, the EV range when fully charged showed 48EV. Over the next month, each time I charge the EV range increased until it was amost 70 EV. The car sat idle for a few months (due to ilness) and now I am driving again, however, the EV at fully charged is usually between 45 and 48. I know that in cold weather more electricity is used but I seem to be using it extremely fast. In only a 4 mile round trim I will use about 6 to 8 EV. Is this normal operation or is there something that needs to be fixed.
Is the car parked outside or in an attached garage?
What's the temperature outside when you're getting between 45 and 48 EV miles?
I just purchased a 2017 Volt. Yesterday, it was 35F and I was seeing 50EV miles on a full charge. Today it's 43F and I'm seeing 51 EV miles. My car is parked outside.
Since I have a 35 minute (18 mile - one way) commute, I will probably run the ICE on the highway for about 5 minutes to warm up the car, then I'll switch to EV mode to finish the trip. Heating the car using EV mode uses a lot of battery power especially if you run on MAX heater.
I suggest running with just your heated seats (if you have that option) and heated steering wheel to see how many EV miles you get. Then run it on economy mode to see how your miles average out.
Let us know how you make out with the numbers.