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How often do you charge to 100%?


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I was one of the before the weekend votes. I don't do it most weekends because usually I don't need the extra charge to make it through the weekend. However, on a long holiday weekend I will definitely do it. The way I see it is the car doesn't sit at 100% for long. I charge it up and then immediately drive it home which takes me close to 90% before it sits for the night.

I have home charging set-up and the cost is really minimal to do it at home, but something in my mind has decided that I just charge at work since it is free and meets 99% of my needs.
 
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I was one of the before the weekend votes. I don't do it most weekends because usually I don't need the extra charge to make it through the weekend. However, on a long holiday weekend I will definitely do it. The way I see it is the car doesn't sit at 100% for long. I charge it up and then immediately drive it home which takes me close to 90% before it sits for the night.

I have home charging set-up and the cost is really minimal to do it at home, but something in my mind has decided that I just charge at work since it is free and meets 99% of my needs.

I tend to do this too, for exactly the same reasoning... I also tend to drive more during the weekends! Great to see I'm not the only one. :rolleyes:;)
 
I usually charge to 100% about once a month, but not for any of the reasons you've listed, @singleview. I do it to maintain battery balance, and to simply know what my 100% is over time.

That's really insightful. Thank you.

There are recommendations (from the manual, the forums etc), and then there are behaviors. This feedback has been great - thanks again.
 
I mentioned that I usually charge to 100% about once a month, but last night I charged to 100% for the first time in 2 months. My rated range on my March 2014 "classic" Model S was 265 miles (range mode on). This is the highest it has been in 2 years, as it usually range charges to 263 or 264. I know it is only 1 extra mile, but the vast majority of owners lose range over time. I not only feel very fortunate, but I never plan to change my charging habits!
 
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