you would be a perfect "80%" candidate. I think we need to lobby Jim to add custom charge levels to LEAF Spy!SageBrush wrote:The charge is set to finish at 6am, and the car is used between 6am and 9am. The end of charging battery temperature is 6 bars in the summer and 3-4 bars in the winter. Each trip knocks about 10% off the SoCarnis wrote:You charge up to 80% but do you discharge it within few hours down to 50%? If not, consider not charging up to 80%.SageBrush wrote: I'm not sure I understand this comment, but I agree with the rest of your post.
We let the car battery drop to 30-40% SOC from use before we charge it back up to 80%. Charging is set to start at 5am and performed outside in the summer. This is the coolest time of day and about an hour or two before use. I thought about asking my wife to recharge when the SoC hits the 20-30% level but that provokes range anxiety.
Start charging at 7am so that SOC is below 80% when trip starts. So it is near 50% mark soon after.
I call that babying the battery, but it could always be a bit better.
With 24 and 30 kwh packs, there is not enough range to not charge to full but with 40 kwh, I would be ok with a standard 90% charge. Doing just this is supposed to reduce degradation several fold in warm weather.