Hello Fellow Volt Owners:
I remote start my vehicle, while it is in my garage every morning. I keep the climate control set on auto, comfort and 75 degrees. I am remote starting from my iPhone. The circulator pump and the heater goes on and warms the battery and warms the cabin.
I have never had the ICE start while it was plugged into my 240 volt charger. I tested it over 5 times while I watched it, just to be sure.
I am getting over 40 miles in 52 degree weather. I never beat the car and am on back roads under 40 miles per hour. I put it on Eco after my initial remote start. I coast whenever possible.
I love my new toy!