Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

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Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by NightFox » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am

So thanks to all the sun of the last few days, my I-Pace is sat at 100% charge, but with little prospect of being able to use it for the next few weeks. A weekly 3 mile round trip to the local supermarket is hardly going to make a dint.

So, assuming that being sat at 100% for an extended period isn't great for the battery, any suggestions for running the battery down to a more suitable "storage" level, or is that not really necessary?

For context, I'm in the UK where the current guidance (which some police forces are actively enforcing) is that people should only be driving for essential reasons (e.g. essential jobs, shopping etc) and not leisure, even if they're not planning on getting out of the car.

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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by Abu Dhabi Dude » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:04 am

One technique I have used in the past was running the ac via the app. You can get the soc down surprisingly quickly doing that if you set it to max or min temperature before activating it.

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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by scm » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:27 am

Stream a few movies .... ;)

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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:53 am

NightFox wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am
So thanks to all the sun of the last few days, my I-Pace is sat at 100% charge, but with little prospect of being able to use it for the next few weeks. A weekly 3 mile round trip to the local supermarket is hardly going to make a dint.

So, assuming that being sat at 100% for an extended period isn't great for the battery, any suggestions for running the battery down to a more suitable "storage" level, or is that not really necessary?

For context, I'm in the UK where the current guidance (which some police forces are actively enforcing) is that people should only be driving for essential reasons (e.g. essential jobs, shopping etc) and not leisure, even if they're not planning on getting out of the car.
Mine has been the same due to the WattCat app not stopping my charging, when it should have been, hopefully that has been fixed now though. However, I personally wouldn't worry too much, when I picked my car up end of April last year, just after the Bank Holiday (4 day) weekend, the dealer had left mine on charge for 5 days, most of that time at 100%, I could check it as my InControl app was live already. I have not noticed any problems with the battery and it still shows in the app as battery health at 99%.
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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 am

NightFox wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am
So thanks to all the sun of the last few days, my I-Pace is sat at 100% charge, but with little prospect of being able to use it for the next few weeks. A weekly 3 mile round trip to the local supermarket is hardly going to make a dint.

So, assuming that being sat at 100% for an extended period isn't great for the battery, any suggestions for running the battery down to a more suitable "storage" level, or is that not really necessary?

For context, I'm in the UK where the current guidance (which some police forces are actively enforcing) is that people should only be driving for essential reasons (e.g. essential jobs, shopping etc) and not leisure, even if they're not planning on getting out of the car.
Could reducing battery SOC be an essential reason :lol: take a few short runs with max acceleration in Dynamic mode, it will soon sort out your SOC problem :D
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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by Jelle v/d Meer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:16 pm

ChrisMc wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 am
Could reducing battery SOC be an essential reason :lol: take a few short runs with max acceleration in Dynamic mode, it will soon sort out your SOC problem :D
Those max acceleration runs might do more damage to the battery - running the AC I would consider a far better option.
Whether it is essential is of course debatable but can't imagine you getting a fine when you are alone in the car and explain you just drive from your home back to your home to reduce the SOC. Not stopping, not getting out of your car, just driving.

Luckily in NL we are not in a real lockdown although most public life has come to a standstill. People are free to leave their home unless they are ill, key is that they keep 1.5 meter distance from everyone and do not form groups of more than 2 people or risk a €400 fine.
So I am free to get in my car and drive around.
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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by Quakered » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 pm

I have a similar problem although the car has not yet reached 100% SoC. It nearly happened earlier this week so I decided we need to do some essential food shopping. Rather than drive 2 miles to our local Sainsbury's we made a 30 mile trip to an out of town site (larger, more stock and emptier). We have a Tesla Powerwall to store our self generation for evening use and we have not had to import a single milliwatt from the grid since the 11th March. In the old days we would have had to export most of our daily production in the current weather conditions. Now the I Pace ensures we use it all. Better still, we are on the highest rate of FiT so we get 54p for every Kwh we generate! So the taxman is paying us to fill our car with electrons!
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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by NightFox » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:36 pm

Quakered wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 pm
...Better still, we are on the highest rate of FiT so we get 54p for every Kwh we generate! So the taxman is paying us to fill our car with electrons!
Wow, that hurts! I got my PV after FiT so right now because I'm not charging the car, once my hot water has heated up I'm just sending my electrons back up the grid for nothing for the rest of the day. I did consider a battery, but the numbers just didn't work out; it would have reached the end of its life before it had paid for itself.

We were also meant to be getting our Mini Electric within the next couple of weeks which would have been something else to use those electrons for, but the Mini plant shut down last week :roll:

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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by Slowpoke » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:23 pm

Precondition the car a few times and it will knock 10% off the SOC

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Re: Sat at 100% Charge due to Covid-19

Post by Volkswarren » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm

More than a few times to knock off 10% lol
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