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Charging habits?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by singleview, Nov 23, 2016.

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How often do you charge to 100%?

  1. Every chance I get!

    2.2%
  2. Only before long trips

    80.4%
  3. Before the weekend (cuz I get free charge at work)!

    4.3%
  4. I never charge to a 100%

    19.6%
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  1. singleview

    singleview Member

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    I know there's been several posts on the virtues of not charging to 100%, on not worrying too much about this etc. But I thought it would be interesting to find out your general charging habit as it relates to charging your Tesla to a 100%.

    Feel free to add any comments/insights. Thanks!
     
  2. sdorn

    sdorn Director of Awesome

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    I charge my Leaf to 100% every single time I plug it in, but my plan for the Tesla is to daily charge to 90% as recommended and to 100% when I am taking a trip or planning a lot of driving in one day.
     
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  3. Max*

    Max* Charging

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    I don't think about it. If I'm taking a trip where I'm SpCing, I always charge to 100% the night before.
     
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  4. democappy

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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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  5. Polly Wog

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    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.
     
  6. Snerruc

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    I mostly charge to 80% and have never range charged.
     
  7. skip8jj

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    Just before trips. Otherwise it is plugged in with a charge max setting of about 80%.
     
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  8. singleview

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    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:;)
     
  9. singleview

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    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.
     
  10. Polly Wog

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    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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