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Old 04-15-2019, 12:04 PM   #15
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The Chevy Volt is more sophisticated than imagined. Here's one explanation of cabin heater operation; https://gm-volt.com/2010/12/09/the-c...ems-explained/. Apparently the ev portion may heat up its batteries in cold weather, depleting battery power in addition to cold temperatures reducing battery range. My guess is in extreme cold temps, the battery warms itself, reducing ev range. Cabin heating draws from battery and ice when necessary, complicating hybrids.
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