I own an EV and know that I must keep it charged
I own an EV but it wasn't made clear to me that I must keep it from being discharged
I don't own an EV but knew that you had to keep the battery from going flat
I don't own an EV and didn't know that you needed to keep them charged
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And driving to "0" is not the same as parking to "0".
The world loves to be deceived.
Plug It In | Blog | Tesla MotorsOf course you can drive a Model S to 0 percent charge, but even in that circumstance, if you plug it in within 30 days, the battery will recover normally.
But maybe they add a legal confirmation dialog at 5% or so. Means you would have to stop, though, and when you need the last electrons to reach the next charger, and are on a highway, maybe that's not what you want to do?
Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...
I highly doubt they are actually letting you take the cells to zero SOC, even if they are letting you think so. I can almost guarantee there has always been a bit of buffer at the bottom, there is no good reason to allow the driver to take a cell to zero SOC so they can drive the car another couple of miles.
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