The range isn't as much as it is when it's warmer out, about 180 miles when full during the winter compared to about 260 or more in the warmer parts of the year. Charging can take a while longer too. But due to the extra weight of the battery the Bolt has a lower center of gravity and handles pretty well in the snow. I try not to tempt fate too much going out in bad weather but if I do have to go somewhere as long as I take it easy I can be reasonably assured of getting there.
How does your car do in the cold and snow? Our daughter just joined the ranks of electric vehicle owners, and she mentioned something about slower charging times when it’s very cold. I love your snow photos. Safe travels! We just got a dusting here south of Seattle.
Yeah they were saying 18 to 22 inches yesterday and now it looks more like 10 to 16 inches now. Iowa is going to be having an ice storm in the meantime. I'm going back to Iowa this weekend. Originally, I was going to leave tomorrow afternoon but decided to wait until Friday and leave early to head back down.
We are supposed to get some snow today but forecasters have no idea how much. Apparently, conditions are even more chaotic than usual along the Front Range. However, they are sure it isn't going to get above freezing today, so I forecast that we are going to have a very unhappy Boston Terrier today.
We are north of Chicago, near the Wisconsin border and remember the warnings that were issued for high winds and possible loss of power here. Wasn't as bad as predicted but looking at the radar progression, looked it weakened somewhat by the time it got to us. Though a storm chaser in the Rockford to the west area took video and it looked pretty intense there.
Guess I should update again? Frieda (Kiki, we renamed her) is here since the end of February 2021. She came with a bunch of problems, but is the best dog ever and is doing better every day. But we do now know how a dog with ptsd looks like. For real, not joking. If she is triggered during the day, she wakes up screaming at night. Not like dogs dream, but literally screaming. Other than that she went with us on countless trips, loves hiking and even cable cars. She is one heck of a fearless dog in situations who do not remind her of her old life.
My Grandpa passed away last May and I'm still grieving a lot. After sharing a house with my grandparents for over 30 years it is just horrible to lose one of them. Even though it was his decision and he got to go like he wanted. At home, in his bed during the night without doctors. He would have need more care and he did not want more care. So after turning 90 he decided to let go and became weaker and weaker.
In other news my dad stops working for good on April 1st. Retirement time. Keep my Mum and myself in your prayers. We really do not want him at home all the time. Haha!