Battery charging best practices?

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      Dougal McCreath
      @dougal-mccreath

      I have a new Model Y and am wondering if folks have worked out the best practices for charging that will optimize battery life? should I keep it charged every night to (say) 80-90%? Or let it run down to a lower level say 50-60% before charging it up? Does deep cycling help or hinder?
      Look forward to any experience/advice you may have.
      Thanks
      Dougal

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      Rodolfo Yoshii
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      @rodolfo-yoshii

      Not an expert here, but supposedly the battery is the happiest when it’s at 50%.

      So, in our workshops for new owners and with the Tesla team, we talk about charging it up to 80%, then using it until the 20’s, but I guess if you are in a colder part of BC, maybe not risking it during these days cold days.

       

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