theothertom wrote:...And the OP states he will not use climate control if necessary.
Not using the Climate Control at 36 degrees F, he will still see a substantially smaller battery capacity that I see at 55 degrees in Los Angeles.
He should do what I did before I purchased my first PEV: I rented a Nissan Leaf for one week on Turo (known as Relay Rides in 2013).
I am sure he can find a Bolt EV there.
I find that air conditioning in the summer is a substantially smaller drain on the battery range than cabin heat.
I did an experimental drive round trip to Las Vegas:
From Victorville Mall (DCFC) to Las Vegas driving in the right lane on I-15 between semis at no more than 60 MPH with air conditioning through the desert, I arrived with 50 miles left on the GOM.
On the way back, driving the flow of traffic in the left lane (but no faster then 70 MPH) back to Victorville I arrived with 3% remaining In the MyChevy app.
This direction has an uphill coming into Victorville and as I entered the Red Zone on the GOM, I turned off climate control and the entertainment system and drove no faster than 65 (and the system limited propulsion).