You're just going to lose range by not plugging it in.Now that the weather has turned cold, every time I shut down the truck, I get a message on the screen that because of the outside temperature I should leave the truck plugged in.
My question is if I am not charging and have not set a destination time, what is the benefit, if any, to leaving the truck plugged in during cold weather?
The truck needs to maintain the battery at a certain temperature, so that will drain some (minimum) power overnight.
Then the next day when you go to drive, the truck needs to use energy to warm up (condition) the battery. That will use up more power (more than the overnight).
So if you have your truck plugged in, it can just draw power from the wall to do both of those things, instead of pulling from the battery.
I don't pick up my truck until Saturday. So I can't say how much impact those two factors have on the trucks range, but it definitely will have an impact. And the colder it is, the more the impact.