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Quick question about charging

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sarahstaar, Mar 14, 2017.

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  1. sarahstaar

    sarahstaar Member

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    I take delivery of my Tesla model S in two weeks time I'm super excited...

    I understand that charging the battery to 100% and discharging to 0% can damage the battery and that you should only ever charge the battery to around 75% for everyday use.

    I remember reading somewhere that the Tesla model S 60 actually has a 75 kWh battery and can be upgraded via software. If that is the case is it okay to charge my Tesla model S 60 to 100% ?? As it is actually a 75 kWh battery..
     
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    I believe there is already a thread that discussed this as an advantage to getting the 60 (where the car actually has a 75 kWh battery).
     
  3. MikeC

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    Yes, ok to charge a software-limited 60 to 100%, as that is only 80% of the actual 75 kWh battery capacity.
     
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