Leaving Volt at Home for a Week

Discussion in 'Chevrolet Volt' started by rmcmast, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. rmcmast

    rmcmast Well-Known Member

    I'm taking a trip to Dallas in a few weeks for business and we'll be taking the C-Max. We need the extra room for luggage and I wouldn't be able to plug in on the way. Any thoughts on if I should leave the Volt plugged in or not?
  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    New business opportunity: EV/plugin sitting service.
  3. rmcmast

    rmcmast Well-Known Member

    If I could combine that with a reasonable dog sitting fee I could save on boarding.
  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Hi Rick,

    Here's some advice from Volt owners specific to wintertime
    disuse, but some of this may be adapted:


    The 15-minute charging per day regimen seems interesting.

    I suspect 1 week won't have much impact, provided the temperature
    isn't very high, and perhaps the state of charge is not 100%?

    Good luck,
  5. rmcmast

    rmcmast Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It sounds like for shorter periods of time just keep it plugged in. I know it regulates the battery temp when plugged in and I can hear the fan running sometimes when it's charging.
  6. southerncannuck

    southerncannuck Well-Known Member

    I read that and actually read your header to see your location.:D

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