Submitted by JohanH on November 12, 2011
Before posting I have searched the forums but noe quite found the answer. What's your opinion on optimal charing scheme? I for example plan on getting the 300 mile pack, will mostly though drive daily less than 100 miles and only occasionally long drives. I have the option to charge at home as well as at work. Will it be better for me to charge to full (not range mode) every time I have the chance (i.e. at night + at work) or is there a "magic percentage" to which I should let the battery discharge before charging? Is it good to ever intentionally let the battery become almost completely discharged or is there no point in this? (I have read in a battery app on my IPhone that it is actually recommended to once a month let the battery become 80% discharged but don't know if this is really true?).
So basically my question is: In theory, if you could stop and charge anytime, anyhere, for as long as you wanted, what would be the best scheme for charing for maximum battery life?
Also one more question: If you have an "aggressive" driving style (espes. with the sports version) and often "floor it" thus putting maximum strain on the battery, will this affect battery life?