gmcjetpilot wrote:Is it OK to charge for a short time, say from 40% to 50% to assure range for the intended trip?
I try and only charge every other day, doing 2 full round trip commutes, which is about 68 miles total. I typically end up at the end of day 2 with about 15% and about 15 miles range remaining.
However on occasion I give it a short 30 minute charge before leaving for work on day 2, to give me a little reserve.
Is doing less full charges from 15% (less often) better than charging from 50% everyday?
* Charge once every two days from say 15% to 95% (with an optional short charge as required)
* Charge every day from about 45% to 95%,
* Charge every day from about 25% to 80%
Which is best for battery life and efficiency, Reading other threads charging to 80% saves in energy/cost.
Determine how much charge you need daily then add 30% so the goal is parking your car for the night with 20-30% SOC. The additional range is for unplanned events, etc. No matter how structured your life is, they will happen.
Then charge to that level daily.
Your charging to full and not driving right away puts your pack into a situation of High SOC + extended time at high SOC + heat. The higher the SOC, the lower the temperature at which you need to be concerned so charging every other day means you are charging too much one day, not enough the other day.
In Winter the same principle applies but in your favor which is a good thing. So the colder it is, the longer you can have your car at higher SOC but still not a good idea if there is no reason to charge to full. Also keep in mind; there is generally a huge difference between range in Winter Summer so point #1 needs two figures; Summer number (which should be lower) along with Winter number (which should be higher to account for lower efficiency.)
FYI; your goal is too live as much in the middle of the pack as you can manage. Not an easy thing to do and Nissan gives you zero help on this especially without custom charge levels.
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