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I posted this in the Dealer section, not sure if I violated any forum rules, I looked at the rules, did not find any probation, but maybe I missed it?

I just purchased a 2019 Clarity Plugin Hybrid, and It just dawned on me I did not check the date of manufacture. May have been on the lot for a long time.

I know it is not good for the battery to get below 20 or 30%, wonder if the dealer had been keeping it charged up? Anyway to know? Does the car keep a log?

The last 6 digits of the VIN are 006252, anyone have an idea what the date of manufacture is based on the VIN?

I will not be picking it up for a couple of more days, had to wait from last Wednesday for funds to transfer to an account that a check could be written from, now another 3 days or so before we can pick it up. Now I am getting a bit concerned about the condition of the battery. It is not buyers remorse, just I feel like a dunce not thinking of this downside of buying a plugin Hybrid from a dealer. I have been following Tesla, when new those pretty much come direct from the factory. Makes me wonder about the folks still buying 2018's left on some lots.

I am pretty sure I read that Honda maintains a good buffer high and low, am I correct? but if it just sits for months? It had only about 15 miles on it before my test drive, so if it came fully charged to the dealership, how long would it take to drain beyond the lower buffered limit?

It was on the Charger prior to my arrival for the test drive, and was fully charged, so was not able to see what state it was in prior to that charging session.
 

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DOM will be on the tag attached to the driver's door frame.

My 2018 sat on the dealer's lot for 9 months with a depleted battery - it was never charged.

I had them run a capacity test as a condition of purchase and it showed the capacity to be at full spec.
 

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DOM will be on the tag attached to the driver's door frame.

My 2018 sat on the dealer's lot for 9 months with a depleted battery - it was never charged.

I had them run a capacity test as a condition of purchase and it showed the capacity to be at full spec.
The OP posted two threads with similar titles eight minutes apart, there is already a discussion going on in the original post the one time-stamped 1:58 am and titled "Was the battery ever charged while sitting on the lot?"
 
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