None...but that still won't get you home from a 160+ mile RT in the cold.Br4hm4 wrote:I have a business trip coming up next week. The airport is about 85 miles from where I live and the trip is for 5 days. My concern...how much of the battery will drain while it sits idle for that 1 week span? There are chargers I can get to within 10-12 miles of where I normally park at the airport, but am I going to be in a position where the expected 135 miles of range (winter in Colorado) won't quite cut it after sitting for 5 days? Any assistance would be appreciated.
I want to be clear about this since you're a new Leafer: there will be no capacity loss while sitting idle @airport.Br4hm4 wrote:Then I would assume there would be some loss from just sitting idle for a week.
The rest of your plan sounds fine, although I doubt you'll need to spend anywhere near a half-hour at the QC to get home. Also, remember that you can always extend your range by lowering your speed (I generally keep it under 60 mph on the highway...especially in the cold).Br4hm4 wrote:Then 10-12 miles to the charger. I would be looking at doing a fast charge for 30-40 min then head home. Get home with just about 20 miles left on the battery. Or is that cutting things too close?
They seem to have changed that for the 30kwh packs. The 24kwh packs start the battery warmer when the pack temp is in the mid to upper single digits Fahrenheit. It only becomes a serious drain when it has to run for most or all of the day.LeaferSutherland wrote:From what I remember reading somewhere, the battery heater is 300 watts so not insignificant draw. It is only used in very cold conditions though. Below -4 according to my manual.
Edit: -4 Fahrenheit