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Energy Use Question.......

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I leave my Volt plugged in when not in use. Does anyone know about how much energy is being used AFTER my Volt is fully charged, but being left plugged in? I assume this might vary some depending upon the temp inside my garage, but assuming the temp is about 70 degrees most of the time, what do you think? Seems like when someone asks me what it really costs to run my car on electric only I would need to account for any power consumption by the car while being plugged in.
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If it's 70 degrees, basically zero. Unless the 12V battery needs a topup (which is maybe 50Wh, max).
The car will not re-initiate HV charging after it has completed unless it needs power for heating or cooling (which it won't at 70F).
THanks for the info. Glad to hear it is pretty insignificant. It would be cool if the "info" on the center stack could show exactly what total kwhr's were used to from the beginning of charging to when the cord is disconnected prior to the next driving session.
OBD will tell you that, or at least it did on gen1.
There's a counter for "Wh last charge".
It resets every time you replug.
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