I took delivery of my 2019 Clarity last Sunday, May 5th and have been truly enjoying this great car! I wonder if anyone can share some insight on charging technique to get the most of the battery and to prolong the life. I read a lot of articles on the internet and there are a lot of ideas about when you should charge the car and when you should stop. I read in the owner's manual that I should keep it fully charged to prolong the life of the battery but someone mentioned that I should let it discharge to 20% and only charge to 80%, this is the best way to make your battery last longer, even though the comments are not for the Clarity.
Sometimes, on the internet, you get more confused the more you read. I found out one time I let it discharge to 16% and then fully charge again, the EV range shows 90.2 km. I suppose it's like doing some stretching exercise for your car it can extend the EV range?
I have installed a Chargepoint Level 2 charger and it has been great, it will stop charging once the battery is full, unlike the Flo charger at the gym, it will keep on charging even though the battery is full after 5 minutes, it kept on charging for over 2 hours. Does anyone know if this is harmful to the battery? Not too mention that I could get charged for the two hours when the actual charging is only 5 minutes.
I have never owned a Honda before, but so far I am very impressed with this car. Any tips and pointers that anyone can share to get the most out of this car and how to make the battery last the longest?
The major reason that I got this car is to achieve zero emission so I can sleep better at night knowing that I am not contributing to the climate change with my car. Not to mention that the gas price is $1.69 per litre.
Thanks for listening and I am ready to learn.