Minimizing Battery Degradation

Batteries naturally degrade with usage. However, your charging behavior over a long period of time can have a noteworthy impact.

For most vehicles, the single most meaningful thing you can do to optimize your battery (and your maximum range) is to not let your Tesla remain at 100% charge. When the battery remains at capacity, it accelerates degradation. Set your charge limit to 80 or 90% for daily use (whichever the Tesla app recommends), and charge to 100% when needed.

Some vehicles are equipped with a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery that should regularly be charged to 100%. Set your charge limit to 100% for daily use, and charge to 100% at least once per week. If your vehicle has been parked for longer than a week, charge to 100% at your earliest convenience.

You can determine if your vehicle has an LFP battery by opening the charging screen in the vehicle and pressing Set Limit. If the charge limit slider displays "Daily" and "Trip", then your vehicle is not equipped with an LFP battery.

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