Charging 101

Electric Details

Charging your EV is as easy as plug and play—but here’s a few more tips to help you get the most out of your charging.

  •  You can use the “scheduled charging” function to set up your vehicle to automatically charge at certain times of the day. This is especially handy for setting up overnight charging during off-peak electricity hours.
  •  Once you’ve programmed “scheduled charging”, you can conveniently set it and forget it, knowing that your vehicle will always be fully charged in the morning.
  •  Aim for charging up to 80% instead of 100% full. With the lithium-ion batteries in Evs, charging to 80% helps to maintain your battery’s max capacity more than a full charge.
  •  Start recharging your EV when it hits 30% instead of 0%. Letting your EV battery fall completely to 0% before recharging will eventually reduce your EV’s overall battery life.
  •  While great for recharging quickly on long journeys, DC fast chargers are not recommended for daily use. Like a laptop or cellphone, battery capacity can slowly deteriorate over time with each charge, and DC fast chargers can increase the speed of deterioration if overused. For regular charging, we recommend Level 2 chargers.