I'm in the process of buying a Bolt and I just want to make sure that I won't be damaging the car by leaving it in my unheated garage for 5 months each winter (mid-December to mid-May). I live in upstate New York so it will likely have periods of time below freezing (although not below zero). I see in the manual it says to leave the car unplugged, with only a few bars of charge, and to leave the 12 volt battery on an appropriate charger. Are there any concerns about the car automatically trying to warm up the battery if it gets too cold and in the process depleting the battery? Can the car (battery) handle being left each year for 5 months?
Thanks for any input on this.