I’ll be taking delivery of a 2019 VW e-Golf tomorrow. It’s being provided by my employer to cover the period until my official company car (an Audi Q4 e-Tron) is delivered and will be my first EV. I have a wallbox installed and ready to go, so I’m not concerned about being able to charge it.
This model has a fairly low range by EV standards - officially 144 miles, but in practice less than that. In general, I’ll be pootling around town and charging at home, so range isn’t a problem. However, I do have one longish drive scheduled for the period where I’ll have the e-Golf. I’ll be driving from my home to an airport hotel, and leaving the car in the hotel’s outdoor car park for week while I jet off for a well earned break. The round trip will be ~120 miles, so I wouldn’t risk it in one go - I’ll charge it at the hotel when I arrive if possible, or find another charger if not.
So here’s the question: if I charge it the night before I fly out, which would be more convenient, can I expect that it will retain the charge for a week while parked up? Temperatures in the outdoor carpark could reasonably be zero degrees C or thereabouts.
TL;DR - if I leave a fully charged EV parked up in zero-degree C temperatures for a week, will it still have a full charge when I get back?