DaveinOlyWA wrote:ElectricEddy wrote:
I am using the same charging pattern I used on my '13
When cold, 83% may sit for 48 hours, 100% once a week to balance.
When temps rise, 83% max charge , 100% every 2 weeks to balance.
I do not let the car sit for more than an hour max after full charge then reduce to at least 83%.
The 13 was at 19.4 Kwh when I traded it in on Oct 31, the 16 I now drive is holding at 27.4 Kwh.
I use the defroster and heat to reduce energy if needed to that 83% level on a short spin after charging to 100%.
Once I re-apply the window visors and the temp increases that short spin might become a little longer.
Yes I agree its nice to have good range again although I do tend to do the speed limit + 2Kms
you are degrading your pack for no reason. there is no need to charge to 100% once a week. unless you plan to drive at least 40-50 miles, you shouldn't be doing it.
I do drive 40-50 miles just not on a regular basis and charge to %100 to balance the pack