Charging VF8 during hot summer
I picked up my car in early March and been charging inside my garage with no problem. Lately, I noticed it had been taking longer to charge. I plugged in my car at 9:35pm from 62% at 32amp. The following morning at 7am, it was still charging at 82% and the battery was 100F degree. Our garage was hot, and it felt like a sauna inside VF8.
I did a quick experiment below the next day:
I left my car in the garage at first to test at 9:05pm, and it needed 7 hr 34 mins to charge to 90% from 52%. At 9:54pm, it said 10hr 9 mins to reach 90%.
I moved the car outside, and at 10:09pm it said 7hr 40 mins left. Then at 10:48pm, it said 5hr 17 mins left and battery temp was greatly decreased from 96 to 89F.
Lesson learned: charge your car outside the garage to optimize charging time especially in summer. If you do have to charge inside garage, please leave doors open or keep the place well ventilated.
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- At home - Inside garage
- At home - Outside garage
- At public charging stations
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