DaveinOlyWA wrote: JTim wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:Did the reprogramming affect your perceived range?
It affected by perceived range, yes. But from my odometer (odo) readings you see I don't travel many miles. I usually charge every 4-5 days instead of every week now
, but I can still get 80 miles or so from 100 percent to 15-20 percent except for really cold conditions (for Texas, anyway). But I'm kinda torn about perceived range versus actual range. My route always takes about 5 percent to 6 percent of the battery (heat or a/c seems to affect that very little) so when I perceive the range down to the GOM-rated 15 percent I know where I can go and I see the actual range is 80 miles or so from the last charge I know I need to charge. Do I wish the battery lasted longer than a year and a half (perceived) before the first bar drops, yes. Did I have this kind of psychological anxiety of range when I drove my Prius and got down to 1/4 a tank? Yes.
What level do you charge to? If my driving needs were that light, I would never charge beyond 60-70%. Its simply a strain on your battery you don't need. Now before you come up with rationalizations, let me relate a story that I am sure you can find.
Recently, Musk (for God knows what reason) said it was perfectly fine to charge a Tesla to 90% daily. This was nearly a 180º flip on a previous statement he made.
So a Tesla owner who normally charged every 3-5 days changed his setting to the 90% daily and got a message that his average driving needs did not warrant such a setting and it was recommended he select a lower SOC target.
Huh. A good observation. And an interesting story. Now I'm really curious if I change my habits and see what happens.
After the loss of my first bar before re-programming I started charging to 100%. I still do. And I don't need to. If my percentage reads 100 I'll usually arrive at work at 95 or 94 percent and after arriving home have about 90 percent. High percentage of the battery is one of the things listed in the manual as contributing to battery chemistry degredation.
I'll try your advice, especially in winter, try to get used to lower range early and get rid of the anxiety I seem to have regained, or ... uh... mitigate it?