Bolt EV: Near-zero Vampire Loss in Sub-freezing Temps over Two Days,
It will be interesting to track what the vampire loss is. This is one thing that has scared me from the Tesla S, I have heard stories of people loosing 4-5 miles a day. Hopefully technology improves this. I never see any vampire loss on my Volt, even after 2 weeks.
Take heart, my friend! There are a couple of YouTube videos posted by a brand-new Bolt EV owner (and forum member) who got a flat tire high in the mountains of CA and had to leave his car idle on the roadside for two days in sub-freezing temperatures. It was a serious flat caused by a fairly large, sharp rock hiding underneath the snow. This couldn't be repaired with the PNG (pump-'n'-goop) kit provided with the car, and he also had no cellular connection, so neither OnStar nor anyone else could be contacted; he had to await friendly passers-by for help and go get a new tire mounted.
I was pretty dang impressed to see that his Bolt only logged about 0.2 kWh of depletion during those two days with mostly sub-freezing temperatures. He drove it home a fairly long distance while getting incredible efficiency of around 5.1 miles per kWh, if I'm remembering correctly. Of course he was driving down a mountain a good part of the way, but still, the heat was running at 69ºF and the temperature was in the 30's (F). Thus, so far it looks as though the Bolt EV's battery is incredibly efficient and durable. People seem to be getting extremely good range, often 250 miles. The same YouTuber posted another couple of videos showing a route he usually drives in both dry/ warmer and wet/ colder conditions, and his mileage estimator showed (if I remember correctly) something like 225 miles for the former and 195 miles for the latter.
I can't post links or screen shots yet I don't think, but I shall try. If it doesn't work, you can search YouTube for "News Coulomb" or "Bolt EV TIRE FAIL"; the before/ after shots of his kWh usage are in two separate videos, parts 2 and 3.
(edit: it appears I *can* post links and screen shots, so below you'll see a screen shot for his kWh estimated usage before and after leaving his car for two days in sub-freezing temperatures. Near-zero vampire losses!)