Elvis

Winter charging concerns

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I have very recently purchased a new-to-me 2015 Spark EV. It's a great car, but I've been reading the manual and wondering if, come winter time, I'll be running into charging problems.

 

I live in an old apartment building with no charging facilities and no parking -- so my car needs to be parked on the street and charged at a public fast-charge station nearby. I'm in Vancouver, BC, where winter temperatures can sometimes drop below zero celsius, especially at night. The Spark manual says that in sub-zero weather, the car should be kept plugged in when not in use, even if it's fully charged. I won't be able to do this. I can maybe rent an (unheated) indoor parking space for the cold months, but there wouldn't be charging facilities.

 

How serious a problem is this likely to be?

 

Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Trade in for a gasoline powered 2017 Spark. Seriously, I bought one 2 years ago and couldn't be happier. Many positives (gas mileage, handling, acceleration, quality, lack of problems, comes with spare, love the rear camera, quiet running engine, great visibility all around, etc). Only negative is road noise inside the car at  freeway speeds.

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