I have owned three electric cars. The Nissan Leaf 2018, the Chevy Volt 2019, I was not happy with the and recently on Black Friday of 2020 I bought the 2020 Chevy Bolt. I was not happy with the Nissan Leaf because it only had a hundred and fifty miles charge on the battery
For six weeks when I had my 2020 Chevy Bolt it charged up to 259 miles. Then I drove it to work for about a hundred fifty miles that week parked it for the weekend then I got back in my car after charging it and I saw it before my eyes in the 7th week of me owning the car it went from it was charged up to 2:59 and then it went down to 204. It's 70 degrees outside, it wasn't cold oh, it was in a warm garage for the whole entire time. So I don't like air conditioning but the car seems to think that the air conditioning is on. So I when I finish driving I look at the look at that turn the air conditioner on and I turn it off now and then I watched the the the charge on the battery go up. It's driving me crazy the car has gone down as far as a hundred and fifty miles it won't charge past that two or even 79 miles won't charge past that. It it doesn't make any sense I took it into the shop they said drive it I said you see that I have miles on the car I have to get to work this is my only car it's the craziest thing. Seriously this car is confused whether or not that the air conditioning system is on or not an insulae and it's multiplies the instance of air conditioning system. For example there is no reason for it to be as low as 150 miles based on my driving but if you tweak it and students and keep on drinking turning the air conditioner on and off it builds up to at least 231 I can't get it to 259 anymore. The miles are not hidden in the system it's seriously is the battery charged and it's unpredictable and I even had to drive home praying that I will get home without orange light saying I'm out of charge that should never happen for the short amount of time distance that I drive. They need to change the programming
As a new member of the forum, welcome! A couple of suggestions that will help you navigate the forum:
1. Please use punctuation and paragraphs in your posts. It makes it easier for everyone to read and understand what you want to say.
2. Check out the the post at the top of the New Member Introductions board, titled "Useful Vocabulary and Abbreviations
". There, you'll find an explanation for the range estimator on the Bolt, what we frequently call the "Guess-O-Meter" or GOM:
GOM - Guess-O-Meter, the snarky nickname for the range estimate displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC). This will rarely indicate the advertised range (238 miles for early models, 259 for later models). A lower displayed range is NOT an indicator of battery degradation by itself, nor are you somehow guaranteed the EPA range at any point. The guesstimated range will depend on how efficient you’ve been driving, weather conditions, terrain, tire pressure and wear, use of the air conditioner or heater, weight of passengers and cargo, and other factors. When your driving is less efficient, or when the battery is partially depleted, your range estimate will be less than advertised. The good news is, the opposite is true so when your driving is more efficient, your range will be higher than advertised.
Finally, regarding your question about air conditioning, the Bolt has an "Auto-Defog" setting that will automatically run the air conditioner based on humidity and other factors. You can turn that setting off by going to:
Home -> Apps (icon is 4 colored dots) -> Settings -> Vehicle -> Climate and Air Quality -> Auto Defog