LeftieBiker wrote:I may go so far as to get Silver instead of red, and put in lighter seat covers and a solar ventilator, to try to keep the car cooler.
I've seen contradictory posts about this (shocking, I know
). Some posters recommend getting a light-colored car to prolong battery life; other people write that it really doesn't matter, because the temp of a parked battery is based on ambient temps, and not on the cabin air temp.
I bought a white leaf, partially based on the advice of the former. But I'm revisiting the question, as I am considering building a car port. I live in Minnesota, where there is a hot season, but it's short.