New Tesla Model Y owner here myself. I think my head is just about to explode LOL. I set mine to charge up to 80% eventhough the daily trip recommended up to 90%.I do
I do care about preserving max range. It's the whole point of my thread. I've only had the car two weeks now and am seeing many different and varying opinions, some of which go against the manual. I'm trying to sift through it all and figure out what's best as much of it is conflicting. I do appreciate everyone's input, yours included.
Currently, I have charge limit set to 75% and am not plugging in till it drops to roughly 30%. At least that's what I'm doing right now. RT commute is roughly 40 miles weekdays. I have it scheduled to leave by 6:30 Am, with no preconditioning, cause we are in a warm spell right now. I'd like to keep it plugged in as the manual says but that would mean it will charge to threshold every weekday before 6:30, even if I only used 5%. There is no app setting granularity which allows me to skip charging for a day or two other than keeping it unplugged, yet the manual says what I posted above. I'm not trying to fight the manual too much and go 3rd party app either. I guess I'm looking for a sweet spot, or maybe the novelty of it all will wear off, I'll stop giving a F and just plug it in every night.
This week I charge it up to 90% and see how many percentage I'll use to commute back and forth to work. So I'll have some rough idea. When to plug it back in.
I'm sure the range will be higher on the newer model 3 to 4 years from now, by then I'll trade it in and get a new one. So, I'm not gonna get stressed over the batteries degredation for now. Just gonna enjoy of not having to stop at the gas station on Sunday. Plus there's a free Level 2 charging right by my house. I can just leave th car there and charge.
I'm really hoping they put some chargers up at my work. There's 4 or 5 tesla here and some Mach E.