rggedyman
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parking in the sun

Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:02 pm

greetings,
i have not yet waded thru the entire owner's manual. However, i recall reading somewhere to NOT park the Bolt in sunshine. what's the reason for this? Does ambient temp make a difference? What exactly is the problem with parking in sun?

trevmar
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Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:08 pm

Re: parking in the sun

Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:10 pm

Sun is bad for any vehicle at least in terms of UV degrading the paint and interior surfaces.

In summer you will place a higher load on the A/C after parking in the sun, and you may also heat the battery a bit but not much as it is low to the ground.

Note on a windy day it is probably better to park outside rather than in a sealed garage or enclosure without ventilation.

A car port or shelter is best, and if it has solar generation on the roof even better !!

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