How long can electric cars idle?

My old gas car could idle for a long time, I just bought an EV how long can I let that idle?

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Marlee John · Answered on Apr 22, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Good question! EV motors don’t use up power while stationary so according to experts and tests, electric cars can idle for more than 24 hours.
In an article by Reuters, Oxford University engineering professor David Howey, states that EV motors don’t use power when the car is stationary. So, theoretically without climate control features the battery would still have a fairly high charge despite the car being “on”.
Journalist Alex Lauer decided to test this out after the I-95 shutdown this past winter. He idled an EV for 12 hours to see if it would last and it did, with 75% of the battery to spare. EVs make great city driving cars as zero pollution, [regenerative braking](https://getjerry.com/questions/are-minivans-good-electric-cars and power reserve motors ensure you save a lot more.
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