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Hey all, I had to fly out of country for a work trip and left my 2017 Bolt Premier (36,500 miles) at the airport with about 110 miles of range. Seeing as how it鈥檒l sit idle for about four days, any idea on how many miles it鈥檒l lose in range in that timeframe? Should I be worried about getting stranded upon my return?
 

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Looks like you'll be telling us...

Probably cold up there at the moment, huh?

As I understand it, the Bolt won't heat the battery below 30% SoC, so you shouldn't drop below that.

I'll throw my WAG at 30 miles lost range.
 

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Looks like you'll be telling us...

Probably cold up there at the moment, huh?

As I understand it, the Bolt won't heat the battery below 30% SoC, so you shouldn't drop below that.

I'll throw my WAG at 30 miles lost range.
Actually, you鈥檙e right, I should鈥檝e clarified. Left my car in a garage at the airport in Sacramento so temps between 50 and 60 while I鈥檓 gone.
 

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Left my car in a garage at the airport in Sacramento so temps between 50 and 60 while I鈥檓 gone.
Sacramento? It'll be totally drained and rendered unusable due to the confluence of geomagnetic forces, orbital flux, ley lines, and air pollutants. GM recommends that Bolt owners only park in Sacramento for a maximum of 45 minutes, and even then the car should be placed in a protective bubble.

Some of the above is false.
 

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LOL, Sac... I'm revising my estimate of range lost to 5 miles. I saw the Canada flag under your name and started thinking Yukon in the winter.

I'll reiterate that I don't own a Bolt, so it really is a worthless WAG.
 

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I let mine sit for 3 days without charging and it didn't even lose 1 mile of range. The Bolt has very low vampire drain. Now, that was in FL where it's warm and I'm sure in reality at least some amount of energy was lost but it seemed to be negligible. Maybe the GOM just didn't register whatever little drain occurred.

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It's possible that you could actually see an increase in mileage on the GOM. I saw this happen one day. Got to my destination early in the morning when it was cold and parked it for about 4 hours. When I got back, my mileage estimate had increased because the ambient temperature had risen significantly in that time frame.
 

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LOL, Sac... I'm revising my estimate of range lost to 5 miles. I saw the Canada flag under your name and started thinking Yukon in the winter.
The 'flag' appears to be based on where you last logged in from. When I was overseas, I saw both French and Dutch flags (at different times) - the posts that I made whilst gone now show U.S. flag.

PS/Edit: which makes the flag pretty much useless, IMO. It should be based on your declared address (or your "home town" should just be listed - if you OK it).
 

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Actually, you鈥檙e right, I should鈥檝e clarified. Left my car in a garage at the airport in Sacramento so temps between 50 and 60 while I鈥檓 gone.
I left our Bolt in a carport in Woodside, CA for 15 days early last November, and I noticed no drop in the charge while we were away.
 
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