Preparing for long-term storage
The recommended charge level for long-term storage is between 40% and 50%.
- If the charge level is higher than this recommended level, drive the vehicle until it has reached the recommended level.
- If the charge level is lower than recommended, charge the vehicle to the recommended level.
During long-term storage
Check the charge level regularly and charge to an appropriate level if it falls below 20%.
If you plan to store the vehicle for longer than 3 months, it is recommended that the vehicle has a constant AC (alternating current) charge connected, with a maximum charge level set to 40% or 50%. Check regularly to make sure the AC charging is working.
Store the vehicle in as cool a location as possible to minimize battery aging during long-term storage. In the summer, park the vehicle indoors or in a shady location, whichever is cooler.