DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:52 pm
I can make keeping car under 80% work for all non-trip travel. I am not going to sweat whether car is kept under 60% all the time or not.
Our 2013 Leaf even at 11 bars really met most of our car needs, so not worrying to much about the Pluses being sufficient. Boy with the deals you can get now, maybe I should have waited a year on the first car (though i have enjoyed it in that year).
Chargepoint DC stations seem to be moving at warp speed now. The map is filling in quickly.
Well, its your comfort zone you need to manage. For me, there are simply too many public charging options around to get into any real trouble no matter what level I choose to maintain.
I guess the real question becomes "how cold is too cold?" I doubt 68º or even anything in the 50's is much of an issue but really clueless here. Bolts throttle charging at very moderate temps like the 50's. Granted OAT and batt temps are generally not similar especially if you park in the garage. Even winter days when my car was gone from home 18 plus hours (too common at my previous job) the batt temps still stayed well above ambient.
When I was first aware of Bolt throttling issues, I kept my car outside overnight (just one time and I felt bad for weeks afterward. The look on her face when I closed the garage door for the night will haunt me forever) and batts hit the mid 40's (overnight low was high teens low 20's) which was only 5-9º lower than normal when left in the garage. So they cool somewhat rapidly to a point then slow way down.
I guess like overheating, its an issue in places but just not here.
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