This is what I was referring to…I’ve been wondering about this as well. I thought I read that the lithium battery will seek to warm or cool itself depending on ambient temp. So, if the vehicle is going to parked in cold winter temperatures for a lengthy period, would it make sense to leave it plugged in to the charger?
How far is the airport from home? Would it be feasible for you to just hail an Uber or Lyft to the airport and leave your 4xe at home?Hey guys,
In December I am parking and flying, car will be left alone for 4 weeks. Anything I should do? I keep reading horror stories of these being left and coming back to them dead...
Thanks in advance
Understood. I was noting this so people didn’t think there was something different about owning a hybrid (except for extreme temps). If you leave any car for a month, the battery may die.I never said it was… He’s looking for info on how to store his 4xe, that’s what I gave him.
Generally this would be true. However, keep in mind the LVB in a PHEV is more like the LVB found in a BEV which is to say they generally are lighter duty batteries since all they really need to do is start the computers and then power the various 12v devices (windows, fans, pumps, radio etc). Then factor into the equation that many EVs have bidirectional data transfers around the clock then it is easy to create a scenario where the LVB can be depleted quicker than a traditional ICE or even a mild hybrid.Understood. I was noting this so people didn’t think there was something different about owning a hybrid (except for extreme temps). If you leave any car for a month, the battery may die.