Same here. The I-Pace has negligible phantom drain; one owner recently reported 3% over 4.5 months of inactivity. In fairness, that's because it doesn't have sentry mode, and it stops communicating OTA after ca. 100 hours of being locked.
I'm glad you said this. I read this all the time in all the different forums with users comparing Teslas to other EVs that don't have sentry mode (Gearguard in Rivians case), cabin overheat protection (which kicks on a lot here in south Florida), and smart preconditioning (which will come on based on your driving preferences even if you don't drive it. I encourage Tesla drivers to turn this off.).
Plus everyone loves playing with their apps and constantly waking the vehicles ups.
I know a lot of owners on here are in the tech industry, so you're already going to know this, but it should still be said and reminded.
For people to say a good EV car wouldn't have phantom drain is just making statements without full understanding of the technology and aren't doing true apples to apples comparison. More advanced EV cars are most likely going to have more phantom drain than more entry level EVs because they are doing a lot more and have a lot more always running features. I believe @thebishman
(BTW love that name I had one of those YEARS ago) aren't making fair comparison statements. All EVs are computers that are constantly on and simply entering sleep mode when we aren't using them. It's no different than when you install a bunch of background processes on a laptop that are capable of running in sleep mode. They require more power to run and drain your laptop batteries even while it's asleep. The more "features" that get added to laptops / EV's the more phantom drain is going to occur. Running every single camera constantly and recording constantly takes energy (Gear Guard / Sentry Mode). Monitoring the internal temperature of the vehicle at all times and automatically turning the A/C on throughout the day takes energy (Especially the a/c itself). Sending constant vehicle data to the cloud for the app to have available at all times takes energy. Being able to detect you just walked up to the vehicle with a bluetooth device and automatically unlock the door takes energy (Not all EVs do this). It's not possible to have all these "features" running constantly and not have phantom drain.
Now I know people will now debate how much energy these functions "should" be using vs are, but that's another conversation. The key point of my post is to highlight the fact that EV's are computers with wheels. They are on all the time. Higher end EVs often come with a lot more always on processes/features than entry level EVs. So measuring the quality of an EV by phantom drain is real science. Measuring the individual drain of each individual feature would be true science and measure of quality. Does Gear Guard use more or less energy than Sentry Mode. Does bluetooth monitoring use more or less. etc.
As mentioned in some of the posts. You can TRULY hard power down an EV car and stop phantom drain, but you also won't be able to pull it up on your app or interact with your vehicle, or have security on since the computer is hard off and very few background processes are running.
Oh.. P.S. Full discloser. I am a Tesla owner, but I am very capable of hating on them just like the next person. I'm not much of a brands guy. I measure all things on their merit, not it's brand. There are some things great about Tesla, there are something not so great. I've owed Fords, Acuras, Hondas, Mitsubishis, Lexus, etc. etc. I buy based on the individual vehicles offering, not a brand.