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In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:20 pm
by JejuSoul
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My recommendation for the summer. Keep cool by parking in the shade.

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Especially if you need to charge.

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Re: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:22 am
by Dory2
Looks like you might be in Phoenix. I just bought a 2017 and I live in Phoenix and I'd love to talk to someone else in the desert about their battery life.

Re: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:56 am
by JejuSoul
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No. I live in Jeju, South Korea. It is hot here in summer, but nothing like the daytime Phoenix temperatures.
For your battery to last you need to keep the battery temperatures below 45C.
In summer the black asphalt road surface can easily heat up above this on a hot summer day.
For this reason I suggest parking in shade.

You ask about a carport that gets afternoon sun.
That is probably good shade.

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Re: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:00 pm
by MassDeduction
JejuSoul wrote:-
No. I live in Jeju, South Korea. It is hot here in summer, but nothing like the daytime Phoenix temperatures.
For your battery to last you need to keep the battery temperatures below 45C.
In summer the black asphalt road surface can easily heat up above this on a hot summer day.
For this reason I suggest parking in shade.

You ask about a carport that gets afternoon sun.
That is probably good shade.
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I live in a climate that's generally cool in the winter and warm in the summer. It's rarely hot, and it's rarely cold. Of course these things are subjective, so here's something objective: average temperatures here in July and August are 13°C (55°F) overnight low and 23°C (74°F) daytime high. I wonder how much value, if any, we would get from shade parking in such temperatures? I ask because it'll mean constructing a carport, so I'm trying to do a cost/benefit analysis on that.

Re: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:09 am
by JejuSoul
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A simple test to know how hot the road surface is. Can you fry an egg on it?
If you can't no need to worry about a carport to protect your battery.

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Re: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:23 am
by ksoul2084
MassDeduction wrote:
JejuSoul wrote:-
No. I live in Jeju, South Korea. It is hot here in summer, but nothing like the daytime Phoenix temperatures.
For your battery to last you need to keep the battery temperatures below 45C.
In summer the black asphalt road surface can easily heat up above this on a hot summer day.
For this reason I suggest parking in shade.

You ask about a carport that gets afternoon sun.
That is probably good shade.
[...]

I live in a climate that's generally cool in the winter and warm in the summer. It's rarely hot, and it's rarely cold. Of course these things are subjective, so here's something objective: average temperatures here in July and August are 13°C (55°F) overnight low and 23°C (74°F) daytime high. I wonder how much value, if any, we would get from shade parking in such temperatures? I ask because it'll mean constructing a carport, so I'm trying to do a cost/benefit analysis on that.


Those temps are very mild, I wouldn't worry at all about leaving the car in the sun there. :)