BikingManiac wrote:Every day for 3 weeks I got a message from the car warning of the danger of not being plugged in during extreme cold. This could present a problem for us in the Midwest when everyone is driving an EV in a few years - we can all plug in at home overnight, but what to do when the temperature is 20 below for days on end, and “Sparky” is sitting in the park lot at work?
Manual (page 205) says:
Parking the vehicle in extreme cold for several days without the charge cord connected may cause the vehicle not to start. The vehicle will need to be plugged in to allow the high voltage battery to be warmed sufficiently.
The battery takes time to cool, so I wouldn't worry about 10 hours or so. I would start to worry after a day, and wouldn't let the car go to several days if at all possible.
This is another case where having a battery temperature readout would make the Bolt a better car.
All I can suggest is Torque Pro. Read out your battery temperature after work.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???