timsmood8 wrote:I have owned my Bolt for about 2.5 months. We love our new car. I do have a concern about recent mileage loss when fully charged. Three weeks ago we left for a two week vacation. We would normally show 225 - 235 miles to go when fully charged. When we left for our vacation, our car had 200 miles left on the charge. We returned 16 days later. When activated upon our return, the mileage showed 199 miles left. Good so far. After driving it for a couple of days we needed to charge again. When the battery was fully charged, it showed 195 miles left at full charge. Since then we have charged it two more times. The first of these it showed 190 miles left on a full charge. The last time we charged, 192 miles remaining on a full charge.
I realize that the calculations for mileage are very dependent on the driving style of the owner but my driving style has not changed. Is there something to the problem of leaving the car sit for two weeks + that would suddenly show fewer remaining miles when fully charged?
I enjoy the Grande size Starbucks coffee but it tends to splash out when driving through the cover's drinking hole.
I used to have them not fill it to the top to avoid this problem, but then over the long run, I was wasting money getting less coffee than I was paying for.
Finally, I ordered a Grande coffee in a Venti sized cup and the problem was solved. Then they developed a plastic green stick to plug closed the drinking hole in the coffee cup's cover and now I am back to my Grande cup again.
I waited for the Bolt EV because I wanted a 238 mile capacity car not an 80-100 mile capacity car or a 150 mile capacity car.
I find that most, if not all of those members of this forum who criticize full charging of the Bolt EV drive a different EV; ask them!
Nobody knows what engineering GM has provided to protect the battery but anecdotal evidence from drivers of the Spark EV and Volt suggest that those cars have suffered from low battery capacity loss over the last few years; ask them!
While the LEAF is the main capacity loss culprit for the last few years.
I am sticking with full charging my 238 mile Bolt EV.
That's to be expected. Once winter's over and we hit 50s at night, your range will be back to original.ArthurL wrote:in the mid 20s F. here and my range is about 20 percent down.