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I have just joined the Volt family and am loving every minute of it. Haven't had the opportunity to go through the manual yet and play with all the new bells and whistles. However, after owning the car for a few hours, I can already see myself just tossing the charging cable into the hatch rather than trying to squeeze it into the little compartment every time. I am going to need the cable every day when I arrive at work and getting it in and out of that compartment seems like it would get old fast.

Does anyone have any suggestions for storage? I am thinking of one of those little canvas tool bags or something similar. What do you do?
 

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You are probably going to find that on the floor behind the drivers seat is the most convenient spot. Wrap the cord around the case and whaala.....
 

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Sometimes the simple answer is just to have 2

When i do need the one in the car -- I never un-wind it and that makes putting it back faster

Not gone the 220 charge cord path yet but those that did all seem happy.
 

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Mine lives on the rear seat behind me. Occasionally it will go to the trunk when I need to haul a person. It hasn't been back in the "correct" location since I bought the car 4 years ago.
 

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I go lo-tech with an open-topped cardboard box just large enough to accommodate the EVSE and cord in the trunk. I keep it in place with four Velcro halves attached to the bottom of the box which mate with the carpeting. In other words the carpeting itself acts as the "hairy" Velcro half.
 

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We are using a Craftsman tool bag -- the type that go on sale for under $10 during this time of year.

It's a heavy duty bag that's woven tightly enough to not worry about mud leaking through if you put away a wet cable . It's easy to toss the charger in without neatly coiling it if you leave the zipper open, with the option of coiling neatly and zipping up.
 

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We have a similar set up with a few differences. The box is a plastic storage box which is more durable than card board. Also, we attach it to the carpeting with "Non-Slip Tread Safety Tape - Self Adhesive" available from Amazon under that description from or your local hardware store. It is less likely to tear up the carpet when you want to remove the box to store a larger item.
 

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I, too, am looking for a bag to put my charging cable in. I can certainly see caronjeff's comment about the floor behind the driver's seat being the default location. I put my jumper cables in the charging cable "holder" in the back of the car.
 

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I keep a fullsize spare in my Volt with the concave wheel facing up so I can store other stuff inside it. I keep my triangle flashers, jumper cables, and spare rags and cloves inside the spare wheel to prevent stuff from clanking around and making noise. Cover it all up with a cheap wheel cover off Amazon and I keep my EVSE cubby available for my 12V tire inflator. I only charge at home so never need to store my EVSE.
 
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