Exactly my thoughts, biffidum: I will be charging to 80% most of the time with the occasional 100% charge only because I hear that it helps to calibrate the battery if it is fully charged approximately once every 10 cycles or so.
I've now been waiting 4 months and about 12 days, but I SHOULD be getting the phone call in the next few weeks because the Kia Consumer Services lady called me a while back and said they are fulfilling the October orders currently and mine was from November, so fingers crossed...
The Warranty Manual that comes with the car says that they reserve the right to replace the battery with a used one with a SOH of at least 70%, but it sounds like they are manufacturing new ones in this situation. Besides, it wouldn't make sense for them to give me one that is close to the "replace" threshold since I have more than 4 years left on the vehicle warranty and they'd probably be replacing it again. So, again, fingers crossed!
Kissimmee, Florida USA
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