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Re: Best Charging Regimen for Low Mileage and Hot Weather

Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:56 pm

Agreed on all points. And I encourage everyone to not fret about their battery. Follow the Owner's Manual, and you should be fine.

Although it's not apples-to-apples, look at the Volt. They have been on the road for 8 years now, and the batteries are holding up very well. Sure, it's a different chemistry and they aren't cycled as deeply. But the same GM engineered the TMS/BMS systems which gives me confidence in their abilities.

But I will continue to baby my battery since it doesn't cost me anything. If it makes zero difference in the end, it was still OK since I haven't lost any functionality in the car. If it saves me 10% degradation after 10 years, then that's awesome! I have no reason to believe that I will be worse off.

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

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