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I know a lot has been discussed in other threads about not using the Volt for extended periods, so please forgive the redundancy.

I will be leaving my car plugged in for about 2 weeks while I am away. I don't have a garage, so my car is parked in my driveway.

Is there any issue leaving it plugged in with a car cover over the entire vehicle- I mean in terms of ventilation, the battery doing any maintenance/cooling in the hot weather, etc?

I will park it in an area that is mostly shade, but I want the car cover because who wants to come home to 2 weeks worth of bird crap, leaves, pollen, etc.

Any recommendations as to a car cover? I haven't seen any in the stores for a GenII Volt. Would one that fits a Cruze be adequate?

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Rick
 

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I would leave it unplugged and covered for the 2 weeks. I would worry more about a thunderstorm frying the EVSE and the charger. I just returned from my summer vacation trip where my Volt had to stay parked in the middle of a large parking lot unused for 10 days in 90+ temps. and it did just fine. 2 weeks should be no problem at all.
 

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If you can get it mostly in the shade, I wouldn't think the temps in NY area are hot enough to be any problem at all.
The cooling system, when plugged in, would only activate if the battery got over 85 degrees. It would take over 90 degree temps for 8-10 hours in direct sunlight to get the battery that warm. In other words, it would have to heat soak for an extended length of time to get it to that point.

That happens regularly here in Fresno (and in Phoenix) this time of year, because it is over 100 degrees in the day, and over 90 degrees all night some times. :)
 
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