I have 120,000 miles on my car, almost all of them the result of 90% at home charges. My battery degradation is at about 11%, which is a little high, but not out of the ordinary and plenty of people are seeing the same figures at less miles or with charging habits some regard as "better".Are there any pros and cons to charging my model S battery to 90% every night? Tia.
As I mentioned, it’s no higher than lots of other reports from the same vintage 75kwh cars, some with less than half the miles, from people who claim to participate religiously in all the “battery health” charging lore and hocus-pocus....except for this:
If the data isn't observable in real world fleet conditions, and doesn't account for the other variables that obviously have a significant impact, does it matter?You misspelled the word "data".
And yet it is, and it does, so it does.If the data isn't observable in real world fleet conditions, and doesn't account for the other variables that obviously have a significant impact, does it matter?
Tesla is trying to sell cars, not protect batteries. They want to encourage people to have enough range to not have range anxiety. If 90% were so perfect, as you are implying, they wouldn't even bother to have an option to set it lower than that.Tesla obviously thinks daily charging to 90% is just fine.
Sure, if having extra range is a more important priority at times, then people should be willing to accept a bit of extra long term degradation for that practical use. And I LOVE how people think it's "fretting" or "stressing" or "worrying". It's not. I'm aware of it and know what it does, but it's set it and forget it. I picked some number less than 90% that works for me, and don't "fret" at all about that.If you need the range, or want the reassurance, do it, and don't waste another minute fretting about it.
I don't see anything particularly antagonistic in any of my responses, but I suppose I could start passively aggressively marking your posts as "funny" too if it would be helpful to the narrative.I'm not sure why you are trying to be so antagonistic to people having data and making decisions based on that.