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Hi! My name is Clair Truax

I live in Borrego Springs in the Southern California desert between Palm Springs and El Centro. I have a 2018 Bolt which I have driven about 8 months. I also have a Volt, so I am well invested in the electric car mode.
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Welcome aboard Claire. One question: How did your Volt do with the high summer heat in Borrego Springs? Have you noticed any reduction in battery capacity over the years?
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Welcome to the forum. If you have any questions do a search of this forum and you should be able to find an answer. If not, just post your question/comment and we'll do our best to help.

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Welcome, Claire. As you well know, BEVs are more suited to warm weather than cold. As mentioned, there are still unknowns as to how extreme heat such as you experience, affects battery life. In any case, at least in Borrego Springs, the range doesn't drop by half for half the year as it does up here in the frozen ass-end of nowhere.

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Hi Claire,

I also have both a Bolt (17) and a Volt (14) but my son has the Volt on loan.

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Echoing the "welcome aboard" from my colleagues! I own a 2017 Bolt EV (25 months, 25,000 miles) and have made more than 12 trips of > 400 miles. I am the Secretary of the West Virginia Electric Auto Association and lecture on EVs in the Tri-State area. My particular interest is in charging infrastructure. Tell us of your experiences and ask any question the answer to which is not found in the O.M.

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Wait! Didn't she say her name was Clair?
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Any relation to Robert Truax?

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Mr. Truax. Clair are you licensed as KJ6NJ ?

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