Beat the heat

Asked by Jun 29, 2019 at 03:22 PM about the 2014 Chevrolet Volt

Question type: General

It's 100 degrees outside.  Can I leave my Volt in a parking lot with the power on, lock the doors and shop for an hour?  Actually, I already know I can and the 75 degree interior when I return is heavenly.  It uses about as much power as it would take to travel 5 miles.  I guess the real question is: does this damage the car in any way?

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How low was the battery after sitting with the AC on for an hour? The lower you drain the battery, the shorter the battery life.

Still had about 2/3 charge. The battery on the Volt is never completely drained. The generator kicks on when it gets low.

227,595

I see no harm. Post this question on a Volt forum but no doubt the greenies will go into hysterics at the idea.

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