Charging routines

What’s going to be your charging approach/routine?


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With a general understanding of battery chemistry and degradation, how do you plan on keeping your Rivian charged? For those of you with electric vehicles already, what seems to work best for you? I imagine errands around town, or daily commutes you don’t top off everyday or every night and go several days without connecting to charge. Is range anxiety still affecting you and causing you to find yourself keeping it plugged in whenever you can?
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I currently go 3 or 4 days without charging, then charge to 80ish percent depending on what the next couple of days look like.
 

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When we bought our Tesla we originally charged every night. Now we do it as needed.
 

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My wife fortunately has free charging where she works, so she'll be the primary driver and will charge during the day. We live in an apartment without a dedicated parking spot, and no way to install a home charger, so this will be helpful.
 

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As close to 90% as I can at all times. I get free charging at work, but I don't go into the office all the time. So in reality, my SOC will probably be all over the place. But closer to 90% makes me feel better.
 

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You might update the poll to reflect the options available on the Rivian:

Trip (100%)
Extended (~84%)
Daily (~66%)

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For almost all owners, "Daily" will be much more than they actually use in a day and should probably be the option they select.

I actually don't see the need for three choices - the number of times you will need more than 200 but less than 252 miles in a day is pretty small. Most people will either need just a little for daily needs - or a lot.

Maybe with DCFC "Extended" is the preferred and that's where significant taper kicks in?
Some EV's allow separate SOC values for AC and DC charging, but I find that I manually terminate a DC session before a set charge point would stop the charge anyway.
 

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I charge at home as needed to 80%, probably 2X per week. For long trips I charge to 100% the night before, then map out a level 3 charger stop if needed.
 

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Haven't own an ev, but I was planning to have it ~60% weekdays and maybe 80 on weekends just in case. For long trips def 100%
 

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The daily pretty much describes what I already do. Float between 30 and 70%
 

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With my Model X I charge to 90% (currently 210-215 miles) and recharge once I get below 50%. I rarely go below 100 miles range remaining. I'd be fine with charging my R1S to a lower percentage if it gives me similar number of miles.
 

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Is there a consensus on which charging routine would result in optimal battery life?

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Is there a consensus on which charging routine would result in optimal battery life?

GR
Plugged in every night and charged at the slowest rate to the range that will be ready for the next day will probably stress the battery the least.
 

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Is there a consensus on which charging routine would result in optimal battery life?

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Plugged in every night and charged at the slowest rate to the range that will be ready for the next day will probably stress the battery the least.
Any home charging (L1 or L2) is at a slow enough rate the the battery will not notice any difference.

As to the best routine, the "Daily" selection says "Best for battery life" and implies that charging to that level every day is fine or even preferred.
 
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