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Long term airport parking

Vincestx

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Jul 6, 2021
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Burnsville NC
A charging spot is not a parking spot, especially for a week. Charge before you park to a sufficient level to support vampire drain for the time that you are going to be gone (2-3 % per day at the most). Make sure to turn off unnecessary options, such as cabin temperature overheat. Plan you trip with an allowance to stop by the supercharger on your way to the airport.
What are the unnecessary options that should be turned off for battery charge preservation for long term parking.
 

MaskedRacerX

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Dec 13, 2020
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Vilano Beach, FL
I'm also going to be leaving the M3P at MCO towards the end of the month, 7 days, we're about 130 miles away, figured I'd top it off to 100%, and we'd be in good shape when we arrived - going to confirm nothing plugged into USB, no sentry mode, etc.

We're going from there to a resort over at Universal when we get back, and I know they have charging accommodation (some for self, some for valet), that would mean we'd want to charge up after leaving to come home, a couple of Superchargers on the way, but I might just stop for 20 minutes on the way to MCO, then we can just not worry about it.

FWIW, ABRP shows arrival at MCO with 46% (then 40% arrival at Universal).


If your airport has FastPark (or a similar company) they have an entire bank of charging spots specifically for EVs that are meant for you to stay plugged into during your trip. I also enjoy looking at what EVs are plugged in there when I ride the shuttle by it.

MCO does! It's about 1.5 miles away, covered, and has EV charging, but while you can reserve parking, you can't specifically reserve an EV spot, only request it, and it's FCFS - they do indicate if a spot isn't available, you can get like a "valet service" option where they move you to an open charging spot when it becomes available, but that doesn't sound like something I'd want to do.
 

Tom_rob

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May 12, 2021
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Vero Beach, FL
MCO is pretty good with their ChargePoints (of course I showed up this am and all were taken on the A side).
Last week I was there 3 days… charged from 50% to 80% and was charged about $3.
Safe travels!

Tom
 

MaskedRacerX

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Dec 13, 2020
217
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Vilano Beach, FL
MCO is pretty good with their ChargePoints (of course I showed up this am and all were taken on the A side).
Last week I was there 3 days… charged from 50% to 80% and was charged about $3.
Safe travels!

Tom


Did you leave it on a charger for those 3 days? Or charge before/after you parked?

How's your weather? We're not getting much up here in the NE corner, a little later we'll get some decent wind, but don't expect too much more than a typical Nor'easter.
 

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