Chevrolet Volt Cold Weather Range

As we enter the 1 year anniversary of the Volt, I’ve seen many “summertime” Volt buyers wondering if there is something wrong with their Volt when they see their expected ranges drop in the wintertime.  Well to answer your question, there isn’t anything wrong with YOUR Volt in particular, but lower range is a property of electric vehicles today.  The problem is that lithium ion batteries get much less efficient when they are cold. Today’s batteries store energy by means …

The Chevrolet Volt One Year Later – Progress, Growing Pains, and the Future of EV’s

If you are a Volt owner today you’ve no doubt heard the news (or non-news) of the Volt battery fires that have been produced in an NHTSA side impact test.  As I am coming up on my first whole year of Chevy Volt ownership, I’d like to offer my opinions that I know many other Volt owners share, but also point out some observations that perhaps get swept aside or easily forgotten.

First let me address the elephant in the …