oregonsparky wrote: I have seen recommendation to plug the car in if Temps are over 90 degrees to keep battery cool and extend it's life.
Well, now, here's a new perspective. Hadn't thought about this until Jeff wrote the above statement. My EVs charge at home after 11PM to take advantage of Georgia Power's TOU rates. So, my Blink EVSE is programmed to do so. The car is more a dumb terminal, therefore.
But if Jeff is correct (and I surmise that he may very well be), then the car and the EVSE *should* have a two-way comm link so that the car can ask for power when ambient temps exceed recommended threshold. In my case, this won't happen because the Blink won't allow it.
Zat make any sense to anyone?
*Edit: From page 9-33 of the 2014 Spark EV Owner's Manual:
"Do not allow the vehicle to remain in
temperature extremes for long
periods without being driven or
plugged in. It is recommended that
the vehicle be plugged in when
temperatures are below 0°C (32°F)
and above 32°C (90°F) to maximize
high voltage battery life."