vtec26
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Re: Am I charging too often

Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:15 pm

Counter point to most of the posts here.

I have a 2018 in the US. I have a 70mile round trip commute to work. I usually charge at work since it's free. I always charge to 100% and usually 5 times a week. Occasionally, there's no charger free at work and I limp home with single digit battery percentage left. In this case, I've driven about 105mi at about 50-75mph constant speed. I have a level 2 charger at home that I'll use to charge to 100%. I've done this for 3 years non-stop and 100% charged range in the summer still shows 130-134miles, winter shows 126-130miles. No drop off what so ever.

Not saying you should charge to 100%, just saying after 3 years of constantly doing so, I'm not seeing range degradation. I've also leased the car and don't intend to keep it, so if you bought it, not charging to 100% for piece of mind seems like a good bet.

IanL
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Re: Am I charging too often

Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:43 am

It would be interesting to know in which part of the US you live, as ambient temperatures are said to have a big influence.

vtec26
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Re: Am I charging too often

Thu May 13, 2021 5:57 pm

I live in Southern California.

Summer temps are high 60's F at night and 80-105F during the day.

Winter temps are high 40's / low 50's at F at night and mid 60's F during the day.

MassDeduction
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Re: Am I charging too often

Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:57 pm

I'm glad you're having such good results. Are you usually charging to 100% shortly before using it again? If so, that significantly mitigates the disadvantages of charging to full. Charging to full increases the rate at which the lithium plates on the anode (which is bad), but being there for 8 minutes vs. 8 hours is a hugely significant difference! The shorter the period of time it's sitting at 100% before you get the car back on the road, the smaller the consequence of charging to 100%.

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