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Ergonomics question - shutdown without Park

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A small thing I suppose but my Prius puts itself in Park when I turn it off. The ONLY (*) reason to use the Park button is if you are stopped at something like a drive through ATM or similar when there is no reason to shut the car off. Does the Bolt require you to put it in Park before you shut down?

* Unless you are my wife who presses the park button with her thumb just before pressing the Power button with her forefinger "just to be sure". I've driven 210K miles in 2 Gen II Prii and have never once had them not put the transmission in Park before shutting down. No "just to be sure" needed. But one doesn't argue "little things" with their spouse, right?

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From the Owner's Manual, page 202:

When turning off the vehicle, if the vehicle is not in P (Park), the gear will go to P (Park) and then power off automatically.
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