MemberOctober 4, 2021 at 3:10 pm
For example: I have a Kia Niro EV. It has a 67KWh battery pack. But only 64 kwh is usable. The rest is held as a buffer. As the battery degrades that buffer gets smaller.
I can set the charge limit to 10%, 20%, etc… 70%, 80%, 90%, and 100% for either AC or DC charging. I usually leave it at 80% unless I’m going on a trip then I run it to 100% the night before.
Some batteries like the new tesla made-in-china LFP battery for the model 3 apparently tolerate being run to 100% regularly. I’m not sure how the chemistry is different. They may hold a higher charge rate on DC fast charging over 80% also, but I’m not positive.