Jollermd wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:31 pm
SageBrush wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Our LEAF is almost never used for more than 30 miles between charges at home and our model has a choice of charging to 80% SoC so my wife who is the main driver and user of the car has an ingrained habit of plugging in the car after every drive
, and the car is set to charge to 80% SoC. I program the timer to finish charging at 6am in the summer, and to not delay charging in the winter.
I may be playing devils advocate here:
However this statement above concerns me. I have always run my battery as low as possible (not enough charge for the next day) and then charged, with the assumption it was good for the battery to have less but deeper charges. fallacy?
And I want to thank you for all your comments.
As EVs grow in popularity, more and more versions of batteries with somewhat different properties, emerge with Lithium being one of the few common characteristics but thru it all it has been proven over and over that more frequent, shallower cycling, is the best for longevity.
Now we have to take that tidbit and make it work in a car. Its easy to do it on a cellphone, not so much on a car. So you want enough to cover your needs which may include any or all of the following;
anti stress range
Either way; if you drive every day whether it be a little or a lot but don't charge every day then you are overcharging. Living in the middle implies being super low is just as bad as being super high on the SOC scale but not sure I am accepting that.
So yeah, charging to 60% SOC and running it down to 40% and recharging WILL make your pack last the longest but can your sanity last that long?
But if you are like most of us; your car has more range than you normally use.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 15, 235.1mi, 93.12% SOH
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