Massive battery range jump
It's cooled off maybe 5-10 degs here in Houston, and I have all of a sudden jumped up about 33% in battery range with no other changes -- not even an increase in tire pressure. In fact, the tire pressures are close to 35 psi because I haven't gotten around to pumping them up over 40 like I normally keep them.
I was regularly getting 30-33 miles per charge this summer because I drive mainly 70mph+ on the freeways. I drove over 160 miles on Friday, which was all fast freeway, and I got less than 30 miles of electric range.
Today, I got in the car in the morning and it said 41 miles to my surprise. Normally it would be even lower after a day like Friday, not higher. Drove about 15 miles and still had almost 30 left. Later I charged back up during the day and it said 43 miles without even having a completed charge. I drove almost 40 miles on that charge, and still had 3 or 4 miles of range left.
33% is not a small jump. Anyone else having these jumps? Are they doing anything to update the Volts over the air because I still have not taken mine in for the update, so I can't imaging this small change in temp can be the explanation. It was still almost 100degf today with the hotest this summer getting up to 105, so it's not like it's that much cooler.
Last edited by voltage692; 09-25-2011 at 02:01 AM.
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