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Charging question?

Charging question?

I have a new SR+. I'm a pretty low mileage driver probably only about 10% a day. I charge to 90% just because the Tesla tech said that was the best, I know there is a lot of discussion on that topic. My question is should I plug my Tesla in everyday and charge back up to 90% or wait until I use more battery before charging?

andy.connor.e | January 9, 2020

Its relatively indifferent. But the manual indicates a plugged in Tesla, is a happy Tesla.

Lorenzryanc | January 9, 2020

I'd charge a low as you need to in order to get maximum regen, whatever the percentage is. If it's cold by you, that may be 60%, if warm, 80-90 should work. I LOVE regen and when I'm at 90%, I'm often limited for the first few miles of driving. As you go lower (sub-40%ish) you'll feel some power loss so stay above there IMO.

hokiegir1 | January 9, 2020

I generally use about 10-15% a day, and we normally don't plug in daily, instead waiting until we get to 50% or less before plugging in.

selawnomis | January 9, 2020

I've ordered a M3 SR+ and currently drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV using a home wall charger supplied by Chargemaster, I think now BP Chargemaster. Will I need to buy a new cable to charge the M£?

ltphoto | January 9, 2020

You will be able to use your current Chargemaster. Your M3 will come with an adapter that will work with your current setup.

Bighorn | January 9, 2020

Unless you have unpredictable long trips, I'd charge to 70 or 80 and plug in every night. That's the word of Tesla's most holy battery expert (70).

Joe M | January 9, 2020

Bighorn +1

After asking this question a bunch I finally had someone direct me to an answer that is many small charges are better than fewer big ones.