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I'm a newbie to this forum, and just wanted to say that I really have enjoyed lurking on here the past year that I've had my 2014 Volt. I love the car, and love the community. I live in Southern Indiana, and I use the 110 charger that came with the car. I haven't had any problems other than my girlfriend washing a key fob to death and losing another. It is flatly the greatest car I've ever owned. I am curious what do you do if you absolutely can't charge it for a long period of time? Let's say a year? just run it on Hold Mode to keep it from being too low and damaging the battery?

Well, thanks for having such a great resource for Volt owners, and I'm glad to be one of em.

Thanks,

Robert
 
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Not sure why you wouldn't/couldn't charge it, what with free or even cost charging stations around, but say you where on a deserted island and waiting for a ship to come by, you could run it in Mountain Mode and it would charge up to 40%. Lithium batteries don't like to be overcharged or undercharged, that's why the Volt doesn't let you use to top or bottom part of the battery.
 

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As long as you drive the Volt periodically, don't park it indefinitely, you should be fine not charging your Volt. There were many 2012 Volt vehicles that were provided to GE employees as an employee perk along with a gas company credit card but no way to recoup the cost of charging so these Volts were largely driven using only gas.
 
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